of Leominster; 73
LEOMINSTER -- Kenneth E. Anderson, Jr., 73, of Leominster, passed suddenly at home on Friday afternoon, July 11, 2014.
Kenneth leaves his wife, Prudence (Senee) Anderson; two sons, Kenneth Anderson, III of Nashua, New Hampshire, and Kevin Anderson of Newmarket, New Hampshire; two stepchildren, Christopher Laslocky and his wife, Carolyn of East Brookfield, and Stephanie Laslocky of South Gardner; three grandchildren, Nicole and Jonathan Anderson, both of Amesbury, and Charlotte Laslocky of East Brookfield; and a newborn great-granddaughter; as well as many cousins and numerous friends.
On February 9, 1941, Kenneth was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the only child of Kenneth Anderson, Sr. and Violet (Morell) Anderson, both deceased. He began driving trucks at age 19, a career that would become synonymous with his character and a source of great pleasure. Kenneth enjoyed being a truck driver; never retiring, he worked hard to provide for his wife and family until the very day he passed. Kenneth was also a self-taught jack-of-all-trades mechanic and a property and business owner. A man of great intellect and foresight, he conceptualized and developed a vacuum loading system now used in most dry hauling tanks.
Kenneth took much pleasure in his social commitments. He was also a long-time member of the Granite State Chapter of the Antique Truck Club of America, the Maintenance Association of the Granite State, as well as the Tri-Spokes and Ocean Bay Chapters of the Studebakers Drivers Club. In his leisure time, he was an avid reader, an antique truck enthusiast, and political and history aficionado.
Kenneth was a kind, gentle man of few words, but the palpable love and pride he felt for his family was declared in loud volume through his selfless acts of generosity and affection. His passing has left a void in a family that will mourn the absence of a truly wonderful man of benevolent spirit, but they seek comfort in knowing he is with God and at peace.
ANDERSON -- The funeral will be held from Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg on Thursday, July 17, with a Mass in Saint Cecilia's Church, 180 Mechanic St., Leominster at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in Saint Leo's Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 16, from 4-7pm in the funeral home.