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Anderson, James

James H. “Jimmy” Anderson, a lifelong resident of Dedham, died Thursday, January 29th, 2009 at his home in Dedham after a long and courageous battle with cancer.  He was 53.  Jimmy was born in Boston, MA on June 14, 1955 the only son of the late Henry Clarence and Marguerite Irene (Burns) Anderson.  He served in the US Army, and worked as a laborer for the State Highway Department for 18 years before working for the Department of Public Works in Dedham for six years.  He is survived by his sister Marguerite “Peggy” Saegh and her husband Dewey of South Walpole, his twin sister Jean, and her husband Kenny McLeish of Dedham, his nephew Scott, and his wife Joni Saegh of Wrentham, and his best friend Tommy Bryan of Westwood.  He was the uncle of the late Brian Saegh.  Visiting hours will be held Sunday, February 1st from 1-5 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Relatives and friends will gather at the funeral home Monday at 8 AM and proceed to St. Mary’s Church, 420 High Street, Dedham for his Mass of Christian Burial at 9 o clock.  Burial will follow in Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham.  Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Karen (Kurker) McCarthy
    January 30th, 2009 | 8:29 am

    Aunty Peggy and Jean,

    I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. He was such a great person. I will always remember the fun we had with him at the cape and especially our day trip to Martha’s Vineyard with Carolyn and Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


  2. Diane Gibbons
    January 31st, 2009 | 12:50 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your brother Jimmy. My prayers are with you and your entire family at this time.

  3. Bridget (Whelton) McSorley
    February 1st, 2009 | 9:37 am

    As you know Jimmy was a huge part of my life. My heart is heavy today and my thoughts are of you and your entire family.
    With deepest sympathy from the bottom of my heart,

  4. February 1st, 2009 | 5:24 pm

    Dear Jeannie and Peggy, Jim fought a hard battle but didn’t win. I loved him though all his battles in his lifetime, when others didn’t. Rest in peace Jim.

  5. Bill Lavangie
    February 1st, 2009 | 5:47 pm

    Jeannie I’m so sorry to hear about Jimmy. Don’t know what else to say. God Bless You and your family

  6. Wendy Mellon (Lavangie)
    February 2nd, 2009 | 10:47 am

    Dear Jeannie and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Jimmie. I was unable to attend the wake because I’m in the hospital. My prays and thoughts are with you

    Love You Wendy

  7. Mickey and Frances Kurker
    February 2nd, 2009 | 12:12 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are upholding you and your family in our prayers.
    Take care of your selves.
    Mickey and Frances

  8. Judy Byrne
    February 2nd, 2009 | 12:29 pm

    Jeanie and Peggy, So Sorry to hear about Jimmy. Loved to sit and talk to him about sports all the times I visited your mom and Aunt Rita. He was a thoughtful and dear person. My sympathies to the both of you. Judy

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