Robert Donald “Bud” Anderson


Robert Donald “Bud” Anderson, 91, of North Chelmsford, MA died Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019 at Blaire House in Tewksbury, MA. He was married to Ann Marie Anderson with whom he would have celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on Sept. 23, 2019.   Born in Concord, MA, he was the son of the late Allan L. and Eirene (Wheeler) Anderson.  He graduated from Arlington High School with the class of 1945, and from Wentworth Institute with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering with the Class of 1954 and Boston Architectural College. In 2004, he was honored by Wentworth Institute of Technology. He proudly served with the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater. He was an owner and operator of Knight, Bagge and Anderson of Boston. He enjoyed woodworking, golf and was a talented sketch artist. Bud was a rock for our entire family, each of us has leaned on him many times. He was a loving, gentle caring man who spoke with his heart and not his voice. He will be always alive in our hearts. Besides his wife he is survived by four sons, Mark Anderson of Kooskia, ID, David Anderson of Waterville, ME, William Anderson of W. Hartford, CT, and Sean and his wife Amy Kierce of Canton, MA, a brother, Allan Anderson of Charlotte, VA, 13 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late Cordelia Midgley. The family wishes to thank the Department of Veteran Services S.A.V.E. Team for seeing us through a challenging journey, and the Blaire House for their comfort and care to not only Bud, but our entire family.

Visiting hours Friday, 5 to 8 P.M. Funeral Saturday at Noon at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at


March 8, 2019
5:00PM - 8:00PM
Dolan Funeral Home


March 9, 2019
12 Noon
Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St., North Chelmsford, MA 01863
  1. Rick Skehan says:

    Ann Marie, Mark, David, Bill, & Sean,

    I remember Mr. Anderson as a kind, gentle, intelligent man. We all know, he had to have been to have won the hand of your golden-hearted Mom(Barbara). I have old memories of seeing your Dad, at your house on Wildwood St., when I would come over to visit with Bill. Like your Mom, he was welcoming & giving. A man of fewer words than smiles. His den/library smelled of great knowledge and accomplishment. It was the pleasant, creamy, smell of tobacco(with one or more nice wood pipes in view). In short, your Dad was cool! I appreciated all of you in the Anderson Family. You were great friends & neighbors!
    Well…Farewell to, yet another, from the “Greatest Generation.” So glad to have known Bob Anderson. So sorry for your loss.

    Sincerely, Rick Skehan & The Skehan Family

  2. Margie Mello says:

    Dear Ann Marie
    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Bud. Thoughts are with you all at this sad time. May thoughts and loving memories help to fill your heart and ease your pain.. With Deepest Sympathy

  3. Gerald and Joy Hussey says:

    God has another angel in his house. A good man like him will be missed. We send you and the family our thoughts and prayers, love Gerry and Joy

  4. Sue Higgins says:

    Dear Ann Marie,
    I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.
    He was a very good man. Bob always had a kind word for me.
    My deepest sympathy for you and your family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sue Higgins

  5. Cissy Szafran says:

    My dear Ann Marie & family , I will always remember Bud as such a caring & wonderful man. The love between you & Bud always was present for everyone to see. You have such wonderful memories to keep him in your heart forever.Whatever you need do not hesitate to call.
    Love you ,
    Cissy ❤️

  6. Betsy Campbell says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss! My prayers and love for you and the family as you celebrate his life and the love you have for each other!


  7. Donna Ellis says:

    Annie, so very sorry. My love and thoughts are with you and the family.

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