John H. Anderson

June 22, 1954 ~ June 28, 2018 (age 64)

John Hogarth Anderson (64), of Providence, RI passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018, with friends and family by his side at Philip Hulitar Hope and Hospice, Providence, RI.  He had returning lung cancer and congestive heart failure. He was the son of the late Mary and Irving (Andy) Anderson formerly of Barrington, RI.

In his hometown of Barrington, RI he became an Eagle Scout of Troop #1. John was a graduate of Barrington High School in 1972. He went on to graduate in 1976 at Nasson College, Springvale, ME with BA in History.

John worked as a 25-year Development Department Team Member at the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, in Boston, MA.  He was a long-time resident of Dorchester, MA before moving to Providence. He was a dedicated member of the Dorchester Recycling Coalition. He and his family assisted with the YES, Youth Enrichment Service, Winter Program, helping Boston youths learn to ski.  He was a “die-hard” Red Sox fan and recycler/environmentalist.

John leaves his beloved son, Henry Wilson Anderson, his former wife, Dianna Wilson. He leaves his Aunt Barbara Mouffe; Uncle Bruce Tennant; Uncle Dick Leupold; two sisters, Louise Anderson and Emelie Archibald; many cousins; nieces and nephews; and great niece.  He also leaves many close friends.

A charitable donation to the Massachusetts Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, (MSPCA), or St. John’s Episcopal Church, Barrington, RI would be appreciated.

A private memorial service will be held.

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