Alan W. Anderson, Sr.

  • Born: September 10, 1946
  • Died: December 6, 2020
  • Location: Stoughton, formerly of Dedham, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Alan by adding your memories and photos.

Alan W. Anderson, 74, died unexpectedly, December 6, 2020, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, after being stricken ill at his home in Tenants Harbor, ME. Born in Boston, he was raised and educated in Dedham and Hyde Park and was a graduate of Hyde Park High School. In 1997, he married Ellen Sullivan after a long courtship and they spent many years living in Dedham. In 2015, they moved to Stoughton to be closer to family. Alan worked for General Motors in Westwood as the United Auto Workers Union Chairman for many years, retiring at age 55. Alan and Ellen have owned a home in Tenants Harbor, ME for the last 10 years and he enjoyed spending time at Marshall Point Lighthouse while he was there. He was a gifted handyman and carpenter who excelled in building and designing projects, both big and small. Alan was an art lover and enjoyed listening to jazz, blues and classical music. He was a fan of all of the Boston Sports teams, but his passion for over 20 years was spending time with his beloved grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Ellen Sullivan-Anderson, he is survived by his children, Alan W. Anderson, Jr. and his wife Linda of CA, Kellie M. Lamb and her husband John of Stoughton and Tara L. Anderson of Foxboro. He was the loving Papa of Ryan Lamb, Zachary Anderson, Cassie Lamb and Aria Anderson. He was the brother of Ralph Anderson and his wife Karen of Lynn, Bruce Anderson of Bellingham and the late Karen Lynch and Kristine Anderson. Al was the uncle of Sean Sullivan, Jason Lynch and Joseph Anderson.

Visiting Hours will be held in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Friday, December 11, 2020 from 3-7 PM. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, masks and social distancing practices are mandatory. Graveside Services will be held at Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham Saturday at 10:30 AM. Donations in Al's memory may be made to LifeFlight of Maine, PO Box 899, Camden, ME 04843 or to Globe Santa, PO Box 491, Medford, MA 02155.


Condolence & Memory Journal

sorry to hear al,s passing ellen.

Posted by richard ruggiero - Buzzards Bay, MA - Coworker   December 24, 2020


With love, Rest In Peace.

Posted by Steve & Sandy Malingowski - Port St Lucie, FL   December 16, 2020

Ellen my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the sad passing of Alan. I really enjoyed meeting you both in Glengarriff a few years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Posted by Jerry O Sullivan - Cork Ireland - Family Friend   December 12, 2020

Kellie, John, Ryan,Cassie we are so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers.
John and Bernie

Posted by Bernadette Hackett - Family Friend   December 12, 2020

Our heartfelt sympathy to u Ellen, Mary,Sean & family on Al's passing. You are in our thoughts & prayers at this very sad time.

Posted by Margaret, Finbarr & Karen O Sullivan - Ireland - Family Friend   December 11, 2020

We were co-workers for thirty years and friends for over fifty. We had two favorite past times. Arguing ideas and politics, and trying to stick one another with a restaurant bill. Al I will miss you more than I have words to say. So for now it's see ya in a while. And I'll play the B G's Stayin Alive to aggravate you one last time!! Love You, Friends Forever, Ed

Posted by Edward Tordoff - Brewer, ME - Friend   December 11, 2020

Ellen and Family;
My father and I extend our deepest sympathies to each of you. "Al" was certainly full of life and laughter. Please know that we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. sincerely, Ellenor Cox and Pete Cox

Posted by Ellenor Cox - Port Clyde, ME - friend   December 11, 2020

Ellen we are so sorry to hear of Als passing he was one of the good ones

Posted by BILL FLOYD - norwood, MA - Friend   December 11, 2020

Ellen, just heard about Al's passing. So sorry to hear it and remember the good times we had at the blues festivals in Maine and back in MA too. Both Fran and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and the entire family.

Posted by Gregg McCutcheon - Brockton, MA   December 10, 2020

Kellie, "heartbroken" doesn't even begin to describe how I feel for you at this most difficult time. You're Dad was such a nice, sweet man. I remember seeing him working on projects in your house years ago. Sending love and hugs. Condolences to you and your entire family.

Posted by Marlene Wasserstein - North Easton, MA - Friend   December 10, 2020

Alan and I grew up together in Hyde Park and I was always fond of him. We haven't seen each other in years. We used to run into each other at State Democratic conventions bu that is way in the past.

I always respected Al. He was a good man.

Ellen and family., I
Just wanted to express my condolences and I will keep al, you and your family in my prayers.

God bless you

Posted by Meg (O'Shea) Colclough - Friend   December 10, 2020

Ellen I am so sorry for your loss Al was a great man

Posted by Michelle Engler - Notwood, MA   December 10, 2020

Ellen, I was so sorry to hear about Al. I will always remember him as a friendly, fun loving guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Debby Pellerin - Friend   December 10, 2020

We are heartbroken for you and your family . Love you more than words can say

Posted by Michelle Petitti - West Roxbury, MA - Friend   December 09, 2020

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