August 2019

Alan Anderson

Alan Andrew Anderson, 83, of Portland CT passed away on August 21, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Joan (Shorey) Anderson. Born in Middletown CT, his parents John V. and Isabelle (Carlson) Anderson raised Alan and his brother John “Rooney” Anderson in Portland. Alan lived his whole life in Portland and was very proud of his “Town”. He graduated from Portland High School in 1955. Alan married his “high school sweetheart” Joan in November of 1955. Raising his four children in the town that he loved. He worked and owned the family business that his father started in 1947, alongside of his two sons, Anderson Farm Supply in Portland. He worked at the “Feed Store” up until the day he passed. 

Alan will fondly be remembered by his family and friends as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Alan and his wife loved to travel. They enjoyed numerous cruises on Holland American Line. They also travel through the U.S. and the world. Alan’s hobby was his 7 antique cars which he enjoyed showing with his “car buddies” throughout the Northeast.

He is survived by his wife and his four children and their spouses: Donna Marlow and husband William, John and wife Sally, James and wife Mary, all of Portland and Amy Van Dyk and husband Allen of Stafford, CT. Alan loved and adored his grandchildren:  Erica Anderson, Alan Anderson, Lauren Heaven and her husband Jonathan, Julie Anderson, Zachary Van Dyk, Olivia Marlow, Hannah Van Dyk, Kenny Van Dyk. He also has two great grandchildren, Parker Anderson and Elizabeth Heaven.

Alan is also survived by his brothers and sister, John R. Anderson, W. William Olson and Edna Markham all of Portland. As well as many cherished cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 26that 10 a.m. in the Portland Memorial Funeral Home, 231 Main St., Portland. Burial will be in the family plot in the Swedish Cemetery, Portland. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday evening, August 25th from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Family asks that any donations be made to Donor’s Choice in Alan’s memory.