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John E. "Jack" Anderson

Born: June 29, 1922
Died: June 05, 2013


John E. “Jack” Anderson, age 90, husband of Margery (McCarthy) Anderson, died Wednesday morning, June 5, 2013 at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home. Born in Peabody, Mr. Anderson was raised in Salem. He attended St. James School and was a graduate of Salem High School. Following High School, Mr. Anderson studied to be a Machinist in Quoddy, Maine. He returned to Salem and was employed at the Charlestown Navy Yard working as a machinist for one year and then entered the United States Navy. After one year of service, he transferred to the United States Marine Corp, where he served his country for 21 years, eaning the rank of Gunnery Sargent.

Following his Military Service, Mr. Anderson was employed with the United States Postal Service, working in the Marblehead Post Office. He started with the Post Office as a letter carrier and progressed to a window clerk until his retirement. He was employed in Marblehead for 20 years.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Anderson is survived by his son, who he loved dearly, John M. Anderson of Salem; his sister, Ruth Fraser of Salem; his sister in law, Eleanor Johnson of Salem and several nephews and one niece. He was predeceased by his brother, Francis Anderson who also serviced in the United States marine Corp and his sister Margaret Anderson.

Mr. Anderson’s funeral will be from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (Cor of North St) Salem on Monday at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. James Church, 156 Federal St., Salem at 11:00 A.M. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. For those who wish, memorial Contributions may be made to the Chelsea Soldier’s Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For additional information or on line register book, please call 978 744 0497 or visit

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