Robert Anderson of Bedford

Robert “Bob” Anderson of Bedford, former resident of Lexington for over 53 years, age 89, died peacefully after a 7-week battle with heart failure on Friday August 30, 2019 in the prayerful presence of his family.

He was married to Eleanor M. Anderson with whom he celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on February 23, 2019.

Born in Boston, MA he was the son of the late Charles William Anderson and Elizabeth (Foy) Anderson.  Raised in Franklin, MA, he graduated from Franklin High School. Bob attended Tufts College in Medford, MA majoring in Math under an NROTC scholarship.  Following graduation, he was commissioned as an officer and served three years in the US Navy on an Aircraft Carrier and an Experimental Task Force Command Ship.

Bob entered the computer industry in 1956 which remained his focus for 57 years. He established his own consulting firm, Anderson Associates of Lexington in 1970, and retired as the owner and operator of that firm in 2013.

Besides his wife he is survived by his sons, Christopher and his wife Catherine Anderson of Westford, Scott Anderson of Biloxi, MS, and Jeffrey and his wife Candace Anderson of Mystic, CT; a brother, Charles and his wife Amelia Anderson of Wells, ME; a sister, Patricia Klos of Republic, MO; sister in law Priscilla Sarno of Waltham, MA; eight grandchildren, Carly Anderson and her husband Joshua Revkin, Jack, Sarah, Laurel, Sophia, Claire, Lily and Emmett Anderson.

Bob was a communicant of St. Malachy Church in Burlington, and formerly an active communicant of St. Bridget Church in Lexington.

Bob’s daily presence, along with the dedicated and skilled staff at Carlton Willard in Bedford, MA, have been instrumental to his wife Ellie’s continuing and peaceful 9-year journey with Alzheimer’s.  In Bob’s memory, contributions can be directed to the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraising effort by his grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family’s fundraising page for team Red Blankets, Red Cars, and Running from the Guards here.

Visiting hours Thursday September 5, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Mary Church, 25 North Rd. Chelmsford, MA followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 AM. Burial at Westview Cemetery, Lexington. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

7 Condolences for Robert Anderson of Bedford

    Alan L. Kaitz, MD

    Bob’s apartment was just two doors away from mine in Badger Terrace, Carleton-Willard. He always was friendly and cheerful. He told me about his heart failure and knew he did not have too many days to live. He was the nicest guy, always with a smile when we met. I will miss him.


    Dorothy Ellis

    Each time Bob entered CW fitness center, the room lit up. He, his good humor, and delight in activities will be missed by residents and staff alike.


    Joseph Salusti

    Nothing but Fond memories of the Anderson and Salusti families from many years ago.
    Condolences to the boys and their families and Ellie


    Luis Fernandez-Herlihy, MD.

    Always friendly and cheerful, Bob had a wonderful sense of humor. He was steadfastly devoted to his beloved Ellie.
    I, another Badger Terrace neighbor of his, and many others will miss this gentle man.


    Donna DiFabio

    We will miss that cheerful smile and positive attitude. You will be sorely missed by us all at Stonebridge.You were a star amongst us all. May you find peace on your next journey.


    Kristin Gerry Baker

    Peace and prayers to all the Andersons. My condolences. Uncle Bob, you were one in a million and will be missed dearly. The support, friendship, love and laughter that you gave the Gerry family all the years is unmeasurable and unforgettable, and I will speak for all of us now, thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. We could not have done it without you. Auntie Ellie, Chris, Scott and Jeff, I am so sorry for your loss. What an incredible, accomplished, generous and dapper man he was. Heaven just got a little brighter, Godspeed.


    Patricia Anderson Klos

    How nice that so many of the people at Carlton-Willard who knew my brother most recently will miss him, and his loyalty to his wife, Ellie. I hope you get to read his life story, written in the last few years. He was as dedicated to our father in his last years, when he was still a young man, as he was to his wife Ellie.


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