In New Haven July 26, 2006 Alice Thomas ''Gleema'' Anderson, wife of the late Carl “Swede” Anderson of 14 Field Rd., Branford.
Mother and mother-in-law of William and Donna Anderson, Carla Grigley and the late Donald Grigley, Eric and Vicki Anderson, all of Branford, and Michael and Susan Anderson of Culver City, CA. Grandmother of Lisa Anderson, Catherine Catrambone, Donald Grigley, Jr., Erica Campbell, Allison Geballe, Nicole and Kelly Anderson, and Jessica and Christopher Anderson. Also survived by 15 great-[grandchildren and a Goddaughter, Mary Ferriouolo of East Haven. She was pre-deceased by 9 brothers and sisters.
She was born in Branford August 13, 1916, daughter of the late Dominic and Maria Thomas. She was a member of tabor Lutheran Church in Branford where she served on the altar guild and as chairperson of the flower committee. She was a volunteer at the Branford Soup Cellar for 14 years, serving on the Board of Directors and as volunteer coordinator. During the Korean War she served as a plane spotter at Branford Point and she was formerly a member of the East Haven Democratic Party. She was a manager at the former WT Grants store in Branford.
Friends are invited to a funeral service at Tabor Lutheran Church, Branford, Monday at 12 noon, and may call at the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Branford, Sunday from 5 – 7 PM. Burial will be private.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS MAY BE SENT TO: Community Dining Room, 30 Harrison Ave., Branford, CT 06405.
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