Robert J. Andersen

July 19, 2008

Robert J. Andersen

ROBERT J. ANDERSEN – of Woburn, age 52, suddenly, July 19th. Beloved husband of Patricia A. (Shea) Andersen. Devoted father of Robert J. Andersen, Jr. of Woburn and the late Michael Sean Andersen. Loving son of Jean (Matthews) Andersen of Gloucester and the late Ralph Andersen. Dear brother of Rick Andersen and his wife Kathy, and Roger Andersen and his wife Dot, all of St. Petersburg, FL, and Judy Flora and her husband Larry of Oregon. Son-in-law of Charles and Ellen Shea of Woburn, and brother-in-law of Maryellen Butcher of Billerica, Kelly Rose of Derry, NH, Charles Shea of Woburn, and William Shea of Weymouth. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, July 24th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226. ATTN: Contribution Services

OBITUARY:

Robert J. Andersen, 52, of North Woburn passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 19th, at his family’s summer home in Gloucester. He was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Shea) Andersen, with whom he recently celebrated twenty-nine years of marriage.

Robert was born in Winchester, the son of Jean (Matthews) Andersen of Gloucester and the late Ralph Andersen. He was raised in Woburn and attended Woburn schools. Employed by North Woburn Machine for seventeen years, he had more recently worked for Holland’s Auto Parts in Billerica for seven years.

Bob loved the ocean, particularly boating and fishing, and enjoyed spending his summer weekends with his family in Gloucester. A devoted husband and father, he loved spending time with family and friends.

Along with his father, Ralph Andersen, Robert was preceded in death by his beloved son, Michael Sean Andersen, who died in 2001.

Surviving along with his wife Patricia and his mother, Jean Andersen of Gloucester, are a son, Robert J. Andersen, Jr. of Woburn, two brothers, Rick Andersen and his wife Kathy and Roger Andersen and his wife Dot, all of St. Petersburg, Florida, and a sister, Judy Flora and her husband Larry of Oregon.

He was also the dear son-in-law of Charles and Ellen Shea of Woburn, and brother-in-law of Maryellen Butcher of Billerica, Kelly Rose of Derry, NH, Charles Shea of Woburn, and William Shea of Weymouth. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, July 24th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226, ATTN: Contribution Services.

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  1. Hi Hon, Christmas was not the same without you, we miss you so much, it’s so hard to try to go on with our lives, life just isn’t fair without you & Mike not being here for us. Rob & I miss you each and every day. Your in our thoughts and hearts all the time. Love you so much your wife and son

  2. Hi Robert, I miss you so much wish you were here. Rob and I have to get use to you not being here for us, but it’s so hard trying to go on without you we miss you dearly. Love and miss you so much. Love you, Your loving wife and son Rob.

  3. Mrs. Andersen,
    Although we have never met, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy on your loss. My husband Bob is buried next to your lot. You’re in my thoughs and prayers.
    -Fran Amari

  4. Patty,
    I am so very sorry to hear that your husband passed away. You are in my thoughts and prayers at what must be a difficult time for you and for Rob.
    Gina

  5. ¢¾Auntie Patty & Bobby¢¾,
    ¢¾Keep your heads up through this tough time.¢¾ Uncle Ragz was a great man.¢¾ He is watching over you everyday, think of him as your guardian angel.¢¾ Ragz kept a smile on everybody’s face, i have so many memories i treasure with him.¢¾ All of you are in my prayers, I love you guys.¢¾ I’ll always be here for you!¢¾
    Love¢¾,
    ¢¾ ~ Kelsey ~ ¢¾
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  6. Patty & Rob,

    We are so sorry for the loss of Rob. We all loved him and we are all here to support you in any way we can.

    Love from your family!

  7. Patty & Bobby,

    I’m sorry for your loss. Robert was a great brother-in-law to me. I will never forget him when you would take me down to glocester when I was a little girl and me and Rags would go on the boat and go fishing all the time we had fun times. I will treasure those memories forever. You know your family is here for you. We Love you and Bobby!

    Love your sister,

    Kelly

  8. Patty & Robert:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Robert was a kind and gentle soul that we all loved and will miss very much.

    All our love,
    Kenny, Carrie, Vincent &
    Elyse Nardone

  9. to rob and your family–
    my deepest sympathies in your loss–rob if your dad was half as nice a person as you,then the world has lost a good man.god bless to all
    wayne garrod–home depot 2668

  10. Dear Rob and Mom,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    We love you Rob.
    Love, Leo and Nancy

  11. Andersens…
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I had good times with Mr. Andersen, & He will be missed dearly. If you guys need anything please feel free.

    Keep your heads up & Your always in my prayers.

    ~Dennis Family~

  12. To Aunt Jeannie, Patti, and Robert Jr.

    I was so sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. One of my fondest childhood memories is traveling from Jamaica Plain to the “country” in Woburn to visit Aunt Jean, Uncle Ralph and the cousins. It was a special treat when my family got to visit your summer home in Gloucester. I remember the passion Robert had for that home, for Gloucester and for fishing. He was so happy there. I’ll never forget him. Kathy Tavares

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