SALEM — John “Jack” Anderson, Sr., 71, of Salem, husband of Claire (Manning) Anderson, passed away at home Thursday, September 19, 2013, after a brief illness, with his family at his side.
Born, raised and educated in Peabody, he was the son of the late George and Evelyn (Miller) Anderson.
Jack was employed at the South Essex Sewerage District in Salem for over 30 years.
He enjoyed traveling, cruising and casino trips. He also enjoyed playing his lottery everyday at his favorite Kwik Shop Store. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a member of the Danvers Fish & Game and the National Rifle Association.
Besides his wife, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage, he is survived by his sons, John P. Anderson, Jr. of Salem, Kevin Anderson of Peabody, Richard and his wife, Cheri Anderson, of Litchfield, N.H.; daughters, Beth and her husband, Raymond LaMacchia, of Lynn, Jane and her husband, Kevin Starion, of Salem; his sister-in-law, Jane Froncki and his best friend, Stan Froncki of Salem and a brother-in-law, John and his wife, Cyndi Manning. He also leaves 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas and his wife, Carol Anderson, of Cambridge, N.Y.; his sisters, Priscilla and her husband, Daniel Payne, of Middleton, Mary Davis of Lynn and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Full-Spychalski Funeral Home, 84 Washington Square East, by Salem Common, Salem. Visiting hours are Monday, 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Cemetery services are private. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations may be made in his memory to the Collins Middle School Library, Attn: Mary Manning, 29 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970. For online guest book and directions, visit www.SalemFuneral.com.