Robert “Bobby” Anderson of Chicopee passed away peacefully on Monday March 9th, 2020 at the age of 67. He was born on February 28, 1953, the beloved son of the late Robert and Rita (Desilets) Anderson. He attended Chicopee High School, but was affected by a medical disability that he would bravely persevere for the balance of his life. Bobby was a 28 year employee of Big Y Supermarkets and enjoyed the company of his co-workers and the customers that he served. Bobby enjoyed many activities, and showed great skill in woodcarving, and oil painting. He was a lover of dogs, and took great pride in showing his beautiful golden retriever “Bo”, in local dog shows where he often came home with winning ribbons. Bobby enjoyed many summers at Orchard Beach Maine. He loved the ocean, surfing and kayaking in his youth, Bobby enjoyed family & friends at the OOB cottage. Bobby is survived by his loving sister Barbara Anderson Rock and her husband David of Springfield, MA, along with his nephew, Gregory Rock of Chicopee MA and his niece Jessie Souter of Old Orchard Beach ME, along with several aunts and uncles and cousins. Special thanks to all the dedicated and caring employees at the Mercy Life Pace program, where Bobby was one of the original participants and spent 5 enjoyable years in their company.
Everyone who remembers him is asked to celebrate Bobby’s life in their own way. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Forastiere Smith Funeral Home in East Longmeadow. All services are private. Because of Bobby’s love of dogs, memorial contributions may be made to “T.J. O’Conner Animal Shelter” in Springfield MA.
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