Carl J. Anderson

October 16, 1981February 5, 2021

Carl Joseph Anderson, 39, of Woodstock, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep Friday, February 5, 2021. He was the loving husband of Lindsay (Mattas) Anderson.

Carl was born on October 16, 1981 in Waterbury to loving parents Paul and Trudee (Gardiner) Anderson and spent most of his childhood growing up in Plantsville where he attended school and was involved in sports. His parents enjoyed attending his games and rooting for him from the sidelines. Carl graduated from Southington High School and continued working his way up in the restaurant world.

He spent his entire career dedicated to the food/restaurant industry as a chef, managing restaurants in upstate NY and most recently as a Customer Development Specialist for Gordon Food Service in Massachusetts. Carl was passionate about food and always dreamed of opening his own restaurant. He enjoyed exploring new restaurants with his wife and giving his own critique.

Carl enjoyed fishing with his children, visiting his parents in the keys, and hosting family gatherings and holidays. He loved to cook for his family and friends who couldn’t wait to sit down and enjoy every meal he made. Carl was an avid Redsox and Patriots fan and loved attending games with family and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents he is survived by his children, Kyle and Tess Anderson of Woodstock; his sister, Kelly Anderson of Melbourne Australia; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be dearly missed by his brother-in-law, Aaron Mattas and his fiancé Michelle of Bristol; sister-in-law, Alyssa Mattas of Glastonbury; and his father and mother in-law Leonard and Bonnie Mattas.

Services will be held at a later date private to the family. DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington has been entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences and directions please visit


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Paul Mattas

February 26, 2021

I enjoyed Karl's energy and enthusiasm and am thankful he was a member of our family. Praying for family and friends who are grieving...may you find peace and comfort in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Laura and Dennis Dolce

February 14, 2021

Lindsay, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Laura and Dennis Dolce

Morgan Vondle

February 13, 2021

I was blessed with meeting Carl as we both joined Gordon Food Service at the same time. We bonded immediately through our passion for food,the industry and family. He always spoke about his wife and children and the fun things they have done or which animal they just got for the farm. He was a great guy and loved his family tremendously. My condolences to his friends and family during this time. Rest in peace bud

Adriana Huff

February 12, 2021

Sharing in your sadness as you remember Carl, a gentle person that always had a smile on his face. I had the pleasure to work with Carl on many projects he had in his accounts. He had a passion for food and was always willing to help anyone that crossed his path. He always talked about his lovely wife and beautiful children that he was so proud of. He made people always feel comfortable in his presence. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time, I am very sorry for your loss.

Patty Crean

February 12, 2021

My memories of Carl go back to day 1 when Trudee and Paul brought him home from the hospital. Carl, as a little boy was so full of energy and a little mischievous at times but always happy and smiling. He grew up to be an amazing man and father to his children whom he loved with his whole heart and soul. My heart is broken for the whole family who loved him so much. Rest In Peace Carl, love you

Mary Ann Dunbar

February 11, 2021

May the Lord give you all strength during this most difficult loss to your family.

May the joy that Carl brought be forever in your hearts.

Barbara Manwaring

February 11, 2021

We are saddened to hear about Carl's passing. We have fond memories of him growing up in Plantsville. We will warmly remember his engaging personality and his mischievous smile over the years on October Lane. He was a good friend of our children who join us in sending love and heartfelt condolences to Carl's family and friends. He will always be remembered. Sincerely, Ron and Barbara Manwaring

Leslie Corneau

February 11, 2021

My most sincere condolences to Lindsay and the Anderson family.
I had the privilege to work with Carl and will miss seeing that smile.  I pray you find peace, comfort and strength at this difficult time. 

Deborah Mattas

February 11, 2021

I will always remember Carl as a gentle man.... he will be missed.

Christie Pereira

February 11, 2021

I worked with Carl for a few months now and he was such a great guy. Always made me laugh. He loved what he did and always spoke about his kids. I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace