Ellen Marie Anderson
November 4, 1919 – July 9, 2018
Ellen “Marie” (Sullivan) Anderson Ellen Marie (Sullivan) Anderson of Braintree and Eastham, on July 9, 2018. Born Nov. 4, 1919, Marie was the eldest of eight children, born and raised in the Braintree Highlands, and is survived by sister Elizabeth “Betty” Sullivan, sister-in-law Alice Sullivan and brothers John F. Sullivan and wife Lee, and William “Bill” Sullivan. She is predeceased by her husband, Henry “Andy” Anderson, and sisters Margaret Early, M. Patricia “Patt” Sullivan, as well as brothers Daniel Sullivan and Charles “Charlie” Sullivan. Devoted mother of five, she leaves behind Jeanne McNett and her husband Nicholas Athanassiou; Henry “Buzz” Anderson and his husband Ron Hendrickson; Ellen Covell and her husband Peter; Mark Anderson and his partner Jennifer Budryk; and Joyce Anderson. She also leaves two granddaughters, Allison Covell Dupont and husband Christopher Dupont; and Sarah Covell and finace Matthew Schroth. Marie graduated from Burdette College and took courses at both Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she completed a program in gerontology. She was active in Girl Scouting, eldercare issues and many civic organizations in Braintree, and also served the town as the longest standing town meeting member. Marie enjoyed her summers in Eastham. She also loved to travel and enjoyed her many trips with the extended Sullivan family. The family would like to thank The Terraces of Orleans for their exceptional care. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Joan of Arc Church in Orleans, MA, on Friday July 13th at 10 a.m. with a burial to follow at the National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with Andy. Memorial contributions may be made to St Vincent de Paul Society at St Joan of Arc Church, 61 Canal Road, Orleans, MA 02653 or the educational programs at Pleasant Bay Community Boating, PO Box 21, North Chatham MA 02650. For online condolences please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.