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Chris Anderson

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Published on March 9, 2021

Chris Anderson, 67, of Cambridge, MA passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston from aspiration pneumonia preceded by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Born in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of Norma (Coe) and the late Robert Anderson.

He was the husband of Susan (Hill) Anderson who predeceased him in 2011.

A 31-year Massachusetts resident, Chris formerly worked at Perini, Jay Cashman, and W.L. French as a CPA, comptroller, and CFO in the construction industry.

After growing up in Michigan, around some years in Wheaton, IL, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. which focused on Accounting.

He lived the rest of his life as an exceptionally committed Michigan fan, and many of his favorite memories – and his family’s – involved trips to, or experiences watching, Michigan football and basketball games with his immediate and extended family and friends.

Chris’ love of, and example for, his family and friends leaves many broken hearts behind. They include his children – Christopher Anderson, his wife Jacqueline, and their daughters; Mark Anderson; and Brian Anderson; his mother – Norma Anderson; his siblings – Catherine Szpyrka, her children Katie and Scott, and her husband Rick Hebard; brother Robert Anderson, his wife Ester and their daughters; and his brother-in-law – Kim Hill.

They celebrate his example of care, diligence, loyalty, and faith.

Chris greatly appreciated his connection to the friends and faith communities throughout his life. He was most recently so well cared for by Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS), friends near and far from all stages of his life, and as a member of First United Presbyterian Church (FUPC) in Cambridge.

A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, March 10th from FUPC. Burial will take place in Charlestown, OH, where Chris will be laid to rest alongside his wife and around several generations of his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CCALS via P.O. Box 1052 West Falmouth, MA 02574 or