ANDERSON, WALTER C., 85, of Centerville Rd., passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, March 15, 2018. He was the husband of Florence M. (Dotolo) Anderson for 60 years. Born in Cranston, he was a son of the late John W. and Margaret M. (Kinney) Anderson.
Walter graduated from LaSalle Academy in 1950. He served our Country in the US Navy USS Midway from 1952 to 1954, and in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 1954 to 1956. Walter was drafted by the Cleveland Indians to play professional baseball, however, a shoulder injury ended his promising career. Walter was employed at Coro Jewelry, the owner of Union Avenue Liquor Mart and Anderson’s Tax Service. He was a devote Catholic, loved his religion and was faithful to the Church, practicing his faith daily. Walter was an avid fan of the Boston Bruins, Red Sox, Providence College Friars Basketball and the Miami Dolphins.
He was the father of Thomas M. Anderson, John W. Anderson, Diane M. Findley and her husband Carl E. Findley, and Christine A. Anderson. He was the grandfather of Christopher J. Anderson, John W. Anderson, and the great-grandfather of Noah Anderson. Walter was the brother of Mary Anderson, Margaret Goula and the late Alma McGurn, Kenneth and Carl Anderson. Walter is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Walter’s family would like to thank Dr. Charles L. Cronin III and his office staff for all the caring and compassion provided to Walter these past several years.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 10 am in St. Mary Church, 70 Church St., West Warwick, RI 02893. Interment with military honor in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich. Visiting hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Memorial donations to LaSalle Academy, 612 Academy Ave., Providence, RI 02908 or St. Mary Church, would be appreciated. Arrangements by the IANNOTTI Funeral Home, Coventry.