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Walter G. Anderson, Sr., 99, of Hundred Acre Pond Road, West Kingston, passed away Monday June 24, 2019 in South County Hospital. He was the husband of the late Barbara J. ( Barnes ) Anderson.
Born in Providence he was he son of the late Gustaf F. and Signe E. (Pearson ) Anderson.
Mr. Anderson served our country honorably in the Army during WWII in the Signal Corps. After his discharge as a Master Sergeant he went to work as a Test Man for New England Telephone working for over 40 years until retirement.
Mr. Anderson was a member and past Commander of the American Legion Post 1, Providence. He was a troop leader with the Boy Scouts of America earning the prestigious Eagle Scout.
He attended and completed the University of Rhode Island's Master Gardner Program and was a communicant of Christ the King Catholic Church on the U.R.I. campus.
He is survived by his children, Robert W. Anderson and his wife Joanne of Moline, IL, Sgt. Walter G. Anderson, Jr and his wife Joyce of North Kingstown, Christopher B. Anderson of West Kingston, Susan E. Hawley and her husband Joseph of Norwalk, CT, Denise B. Anderson of Narragansett, 16 grandchildren, 12 great granschildren, he is predeceased by a son, Nizar Al-Nusif and his siblings, Russell Anderson, Earl Anderson, Ralph Anderson and Ariel O' Connor.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Friday June 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm in Christ the King Catholic Church, 180 Old North Road, West Kingston. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Rhode Island Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. Calling hours are June 27, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the Russell J. Boyle and Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road, Warwick.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory maybe made to Master Gardner Program c/o URI Foundation, P. O. Box 1700, Kingston, RI 02881