David C. Anderson, June 12, 1947-August 5, 2023
David Charles Anderson, devoted son, brother and loyal friend to many, passed away peacefully on August 5th, 2023 at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer after an extended illness. The eldest son of the late Arthur H. and Mildred C. Anderson, formerly of 41 Thorndike St., he most recently resided at the Sundial Apartments in Fitchburg, the city he grew up in.
David is survived by his sister Barbara Anderson and husband Stephen Witt from Glenview, Ill., sister Donna Anderson and husband John Cardone from Tucson, Az., and brother Robert Anderson and wife Lucrecia (Candy) from Alpharetta, Ga., along with nephews and nieces Nicolas, Zachary, Alexandra, Chloe, Alison and Rachel. A younger brother, Artie Jr., died as a toddler when David was only a few months old. David also leaves many dear friends that provided support and companionship over the course of his life, including the late Edward Visco of Fitchburg, Sabrina Kublbeck and her daughter Liv of Leominster, Richard and Elaine Membrino of Ashburnham, Fran Richard of New Brunswick, Canada, Carl Allen of Keene, New Hampshire and Amanda and Carol Hunt of Fitchburg.
David was born at Lucy Helen Hospital in Fitchburg on June 12, 1947. He graduated from Fitchburg High School in 1967 and attended Mt. Wachusett Community College before earning his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Fitchburg State University. Until he retired in 2009, David worked for many years at RCAP Solutions as a senior housing specialist helping elderly and low-income families secure safe and affordable housing. He also participated in local nonprofit boards as a fierce advocate representing the interest of those marginalized by life’s challenges. In retirement David continued to assist the disadvantaged right up until his passing. David leaves behind countless people whose lives were greatly improved by his guidance and support during the difficult stages of their lives.
David was also an original with many interests. He was an ardent and voracious reader of literature and was able to speak intelligently on a variety of subjects. He also enjoyed jazz and folk music and kept a large collection of recordings. David especially enjoyed spending time with his friends’ children and his nieces and nephews, taking a strong interest in their lives and passing along his never-ending concern for causes that he championed. He will be greatly missed by the friends and family he journeyed with. He enriched each of them with his love and smart, feisty, witty, resilient personality.
David will be interred at Forest Hill Cemetery in Fitchburg with a service to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Legal Aid of Worcester, MA.
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, Melissa A. McQuaid, Funeral Directors.