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Thomas K. Anderson, Sr.

September 1, 1939 ~ January 23, 2021 (age 81)

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Cambridge-Thomas K. Anderson, Sr., 81, 0f Cambridge, passed away suddenly Saturday, January 23, 2021 at his residence.

Born September 1, 1939 in Peabody, MA, he was the son of the late George and Evelyn (Miller) Anderson.

Tom attended Peabody High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy for 3 years being discharged in 1960 and moved to Cambridge and met Carol Hill.  They were married on October 15, 1960.

He worked for the Town of Jackson and then worked for Peabody & Bates as a heavy equipment operator for 20 years and worked for Jim Barry Construction in the same capacity.  He was the Town of White Creek Highway Superintendent for 2 terms until he retired.

In his spare time Tom enjoyed reading books, deer hunting and loved woodworking.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Frank, James and Jack Anderson, Constance De Almeida, Lavinia Murphy, Genevieve Richards, Priscilla Payne, Donalda Innis and Mary Cook.

Tom is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol May Hill Anderson; his children, Carol Anne Anderson, Thomas K. Anderson, Jr. and his fiancé Darlene Collamer-Eriksen all of Cambridge; a granddaughter, Jennifer Ocasio and her husband Jonathan of Peru, NY; a great granddaughter, Annika Ocasio; brother-in-law, Daniel Payne of MA and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 5-7 pm at the Ackley, Ross & Gariepy Funeral Home, 73 West Main St, Cambridge.

Military honors will be at 2 pm Friday, January 29, 2021 at Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge.

Masks must be worn, and social distancing observed during calling hours and the service at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad, 37 Gilbert St., Cambridge, NY  12816.

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January 28, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ackley, Ross & Gariepy Funeral Home
73 West Main Street
Cambridge, NY 12816

Military Honors
January 29, 2021

2:00 PM
Woodlands Cemetery
Cemetery Lane
Cambridge, NY 12816


Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad
37 Gilbert Street, Cambridge NY 12816

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