Roy Bertil Anderson

May 4, 1925December 28, 2011

Roy Bertil Anderson, 86, of Monument Beach passed away peacefully after a short illness on Wednesday December 28, 2011.

He was born in Boston, MA on May 4, 1925. He was the son of the late Bengt Anderson and the late Anna (Ostrand) Anderson.

On September 18, 1948 he married May (Jensen) Anderson, his wife of 63 years. He attended Quincy schools before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1943 during World War II. He attended New England Aircraft School, Boston and Wentworth Institute, Boston. For many years he owned Wellesley Auto Body and in 1968 he went to work for Aetna Life and Casualty working in the claims department retiring after 22 years. In 1990 he retired to Cape Cod where he enjoyed boating, fishing, lobstering, shellfishing and golfing. Roy was an avid fan of all Boston sports teams and was particularly delighted when his beloved Red Sox won the World Series. Since 2003 he split his time between Cape Cod and North Port, FL.

Roy was involved for many years in the Masons becoming a Shriner and most recently as a member of the DeWitt Clinton Lodge in Sandwich. He enjoyed singing in the choir as a member of the Bourne United Methodist Church.

In addition to his loving wife, May, he is survived by his four children, son Steven and his wife Cheryl of Franklin MA, son Gregg and his wife Maryjo of Sandwich MA, daughter Susan Pavlakis and her husband Paul of Bethel CT and daughter Kristen Newcomb and her husband Roger of East Hampstead NH, two nephews and a niece. He is predeceased by his sister Barbara (Anderson) Carlson.

“Granddad” to his grandchildren Kurt, Cliff, Keith and Caryn Anderson, Danielle, Kyle and Lauren Anderson, Courtney and Casey Newcomb and his great grandson Camden Anderson.

In keeping with his request, there are no visiting hours. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday January 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd, Bourne MA. Burial will follow in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 12:30 p.m. with Military Honors. Following the burial, family and friends are invited to visit over a light lunch at the Church.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Bourne United Methodist Church, the Shriner’s Hospital in Boston, and/or the Salvation Army.


  • Memorial Service Friday, January 20, 2012

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Gregg&Karen Vater

January 18, 2012

Dear May and entire Anderson Family, We wanted to express our heartfelt sympathy at this sad time. Knowing Roy and seeing his love for his family and everyone who had the joy of being with him, he had this great way of making everyone feel his love with great compassion, including us. What an amazing admirable man who has left quite a legacy and to say he will be missed we really couldn't imagine how much. But to wonder how he is doing and where he is goes without question, he is home with our Lord and Savior. May God bless you and comfort you all through this difficult time, you are in our thoughts and prayers, Love, Gregg & Karen Vater & family

Judy and Dan Kearney

January 15, 2012

Sue and family, Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you. He raised a beautiful daughter, he had to be a great dad.

Carlos Castillo

January 12, 2012

May, Greg and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you....Roy was my friend and mentor for so many years during my time in Connecticut. I will always cherish the trips we took together, his booming voice, but especially his friendly disposition. Roy taught me many things, I will never forget him!

Laura Underhill

January 10, 2012

Sue, I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family at this time.

Sandy Ho

January 9, 2012

I'm sorry for your loss. Peace and comfort to you and your family.

Kevin McGonagle

January 6, 2012

May, you and your entire family have been in our hearts and prayers following news of Roy's passing. I will forever remember our great chats as neighbors and his smiling face will be missed...until we meet again. Best to you and family and please know that Donna and I are here for you. Kevin and Donna McGonagle

Ellen Smyth

January 6, 2012

Dear Sue, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. You've always spoken so highly of him, and so lovingly, that I know he must have been a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Paul and your family.

John Thayer

January 6, 2012

Sue, I am very sorry for your loss. Although I never met him, a child is a reflection of his or her parents; and knowing you, your father must have been a kind and loving man.

Dan and Helen Yee

January 6, 2012

Dear Sue,

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. We admire how active he was throughout his life. May fomd memories of your Dad bring comfort to you durng this difficult time. We would like to express our condolences to you, Paul, and your entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Ed Slamin

January 4, 2012

Roy is a wonderful guy and I'm thankful to have had the chance to know both him and May over the years. He was a devoted and loving husband and father. Roy had a real zest for life, and enjoyed the outdoors be it out on his boat or fishing. The memories of times spent with him and Gregg will be treasured always. My deepest condolances to all the Anderson family.