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Life Story for Joan M. Anderson

Joan M. Anderson was born April 18, 1932 to Mary and Harvey Anderson in Mt. Kisco, New York. She lived her entire life in Brewster, attending Brewster Schools through high school. Joan then attended Katherine Gibbs School in New York City for a year after which she was transferred to Washington School for Secretaries. Upon her graduation, she worked for New York Central. Her next career move was to become executive assistant and business manager for Norman Vincent Peale, in Pawling. Joan left that position to work at Reader’s Digest as a manager of marketing for approximately 32 years, after which she retired.
Joan married her husband, Charlie, on April 14, 1963. They shared a love of travel and flying. Joan received her pilot’s license, shortly after her husband did, and eventually “logged more flying hours” than her husband! Joan was a master knitter, and shared her talents with anyone who wanted to learn to knit.
Joan became a member of St. Andrew’s when she and Charlie married and devoted many hours to fundraising. She was President of the ECW, served on the Vestry and was in charge of many committees. Her knitting projects were always a part of the fund raising for her beloved St. Andrew’s.
Joan’s husband Charlie predeceased her. She is survived by a cousin, Marjorie Gilbert and nieces and nephews, as well as very close friends.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday June 27, 2016 at 11 am at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Brewster, NY officiated by Rev. Terri Heyduk. Interment will be private. Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY assisted the family with arrangements.
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