Joyce Ann Anderson, age 73, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Brookdale/Freedom Pointe Assisted Living Facility in Lady Lake, FL. She was the wife of Robert C. Anderson for 52 years.
Born and raised in New Bedford, MA, she was the daughter of the late John De-Andrade and the late Emily (Costa) De-Andrade. She was a graduate of New Bedford High school (1962). Until her retirement, she was employed at Julius Koch USA as Executive Secretary to the president. Previous to that she also held positions at Isotronics in New Bedford, MA and Olin Corporation in Assonet, MA.
Mrs. Anderson resided in The Villages, Florida with her husband for more than ten years. She previously lived in Rochester, MA where she was an active member in her community. Mrs. Anderson was the President of the Rochester Woman’s Club where she served two terms in the 1980’s. She also served on the Rochester Board of Appeals. She was an active member of the Rochester Congregational Church and served on the mission committee.
Mrs. Anderson loved to travel, play cards, garden, cook Portuguese food and care for her family as well as her cocker spaniels, Goldie and Scooter.
Joyce will be missed by her family and friends. In addition to her husband, survivors include, a daughter: Sandra A. Anderson of Mattapoisett, MA; a grandson: Brandon Robert Jones of Mattapoisett MA; a beloved cousin: Victor Sylvia and his wife Carolyn Sylvia of New Bedford, MA; a cousin: Charlotte McKenna of N. Dartmouth, MA; a cousin: Debra Ramos of Mattapoisett, MA; a godson: Eric Anderson of Streator, Illinois as well as a brother in law and sister in law: James and Vicky Anderson of Streator, Illinois.
Her memorial service will be held Saturday, May 26th at 10:00 am at the Rochester Congregational Church followed by a burial at the Rochester Center Cemetary where she will be peacefully laid to rest next to her parents, John and Emily.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or the Fairhaven Animal Shelter, 200 Bridge St, Fairhaven, MA 02719.