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Donald F. Anderson
  • Memorial donations may be made to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451 or to Saint Jude Partners in Hope, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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“Don, rest in peace. Your kindness in your earthly life will surely earn you the best place in heaven . . . ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Lorraine Egan - Medfield, MA

“To the family of Donald F. Anderson. May the love of family and friends comfort you. Blessed are they that mourned: for they shall be comforted. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: CC - Michigan

“Mr. Anderson was always such a kind and friendly man who I met through my work at the cemetery. My deepest sympathies to his family. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Roger O'Connell - waltham, MA

“My sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort strengthen you all during this difficult time. Rom 15:4JD ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: A friend


Waltham – Mr. Donald F. Anderson, of Waltham, died Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 81.

Don was born in Boston on December 16, 1935, a son of the late Charles and Catherine (Moore) Anderson, and was a graduate of Wentworth Institute in Boston. Until his retirement he worked as a mechanical designer of the Raytheon Company.

He served for six years with the United States Army National Guard during and after the Korean War.

Following his marriage in 1957 to Newton native Sheila A. Fennelly the couple moved to Waltham where they remained lifelong residents. Don and Sheila shared fifty-nine years together before Sheila's death just over a year ago on May 27, 2016.

He was a longtime member of the Waltham Cemetery Commission where he had been serving as chairman.

Don will long be remembered for his kind, affable nature . . . his giving spirit and for the skill, patience, love and devotion he demonstrated being the caregiver to his cherished son, Keith throughout his long illness, his father-in-law, Richard and to his beloved wife, Sheila.

He leaves his son, Scott W. Anderson and his wife, Joanne, of Pepperell; his grandchildren, Chelsea and Clay Anderson and many nieces and nephews.

Don was also the father of the late Keith D. Anderson and a brother of the late Charles and Joseph Anderson.

Family and friends will honor and remember Don's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday, June 18th from 3 to 6 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451 or to Saint Jude Partners in Hope, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.