, Salem, MA

February 19, 2013

Gail Mary (Johnson) Anderson

PEABODY — Mrs. Gail Mary (Johnson) Anderson, 60, of Peabody, formerly of Topsfield, beloved wife of Edward P. Anderson of Peabody, died Sunday, February 17th, 2013, with her family at her bedside.

Born in Lawrence, she was the daughter of the late Ernest H. and Anna (Essick) Johnson. She was raised and educated in Topsfield and was a graduate of Masconomet Regional High School, class of 1970.

Mrs. Anderson had been employed for over 17 years as an imprinter for Christian Book Distributors of Peabody until the time of her retirement due to illness.

A 48-year resident of the Town of Topsfield, Gail was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her most memorable moments in life were spent with her family traveling and at her beloved Topsfield Fair Grounds. No matter what the event, being with close family and friends always brought joy to Gail’s life. She was loved deeply and will be sorely missed.

In addition to her loving husband of forty one years, Gail is survived by her sons, Charles Anderson of Peabody, Craig Anderson and his companion Jennifer of Danvers and Cory Anderson of Peabody, her grandchildren, Abigail, Ryan, Charles and Paige Anderson, her sister, Cheryl Crowley and her husband Richard of Hollis Center, Maine, her brothers, Ernest E. Johnson and his companion Frances of Methuen and Raymond L. Johnson and his wife Sandy of Gloucester, several nieces and nephews and her uncle Harold Johnson and his wife Nancy of Sevierville, TN.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held from the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Rte. 62), Danvers, Thursday at 9:15 A.M. followed by her funeral Mass in St. Rose of Lima Church, Park St., Topsfield, at 10 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial is private. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4 to 7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Gail’s memory to the Multiple Sclerosis National Foundation, 101A First Ave, Suite #6, Waltham, MA 02451. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit