Paul E. Anderson, 83, of Shrewsbury


Paul E. AndersonShrewsbury – Paul E. Anderson, 83, of Shrewsbury, passed away on September 15, 2023, peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born in Worcester, MA, son of the late Arthur Anderson and Rosemary (Campbell) Anderson.

He is the beloved father of Colleen Johnson and her husband Gus of Chatham, Paula Carey and her husband David of Shrewsbury, Karen Chamberlain and her husband Joseph of Millbury, and Kevin Anderson and his wife Sarah of Holden. He is also survived by his brother William Crosbie of Auburn, sister-in-law Mary-Esther Hannan and her husband Edward of North Carolina, and brother-in-law Paul Antelek of Shrewsbury. Affectionately known as “Papa,” he leaves behind ten grandchildren, two great-grandsons and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Paul was predeceased by his wife, best friend and partner in life of sixty-one years, Joehannah S. (Holden) Anderson, his son Timothy M. Anderson and his sister Marlene S. Antelek.

Paul graduated from Auburn High School. He worked for Sweet Life Foods of Northboro for forty years as a sales representative and U.S. Foods for ten years. Paul served in the United States Marine Corps. A wonderful father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, he will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Paul was a member of the Elks of Worcester and Retired Mens Club of Worcester. He enjoyed traveling with his family to Cape Cod, Florida, Las Vegas and California.

Relatives and Friends are cordially invited to attend visiting hours at the Chiampa Funeral Home, 5 Church Road, on the Common, Shrewsbury Center, on Friday, September 22, 2023, from 4:00 -7:00 pm. Funeral mass will be held at St. Anne’s Church, 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, on Saturday, September 23rd. at 11 am. Those attending the mass are asked to go directly to church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s honor at

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