, Newburyport, MA

August 19, 2013

William P. Anderson, 81

Wenham — William P. Anderson, 81, beloved husband of Encarnacion Maria (Barreras) Anderson, died on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Peabody, surrounded by his family.

Raised and educated in Westwood, he was the son of the late Amandus W. and Elsa C. (Erikson) Anderson. He graduated from Westwood High School and continued his education at Northeastern University, where he earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree in engineering. An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Anderson had been employed for 36 years as an engineer at the General Electric Co. in Lynn, until the time of his retirement. At General Electric, he held several patents in his name for aircraft engines. He was mentioned as a prominent engineer in the book, “Who’s Who in America,” for his patents and work at General Electric. William enjoyed spending time with family at home, Thompson Lake in Casco, Maine, and in Smuggler's Beach in South Yarmouth, Mass.

A resident of Wenham for the past 45 years, he was a member of the Wenham Historical Society, and was involved with the Boy Scouts as a younger man.

In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage, he is survived by three daughters, Carmen and Jon Younger of Amesbury, Anna Ventura of Wenham, and Dolores and Edmund Curley of Ipswich; two sons, William C. Anderson of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Victor Anderson of Leominster; and eight grandchildren, Cullen, Eileen, Gillian, Daniel, Samantha, Stephanie, Shannon, and Brian.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Church of St. Paul, 50 Union St., Hamilton, on Wednesday, August 21, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell–Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly, will be on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in the Wenham Cemetery. Contributions may be made in his memory to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741. For information, directions, or condolences, please visit