Laura Anderson, 73

Nov 09, 2017

Laura (Grant) Anderson, 73, of Mattapoisett died peacefully at Saint Anne's Hospital in Fall River, MA on November 4th, 2017.

She was the wife of the late Joseph W. Pelczar.

Born in Hartford, CT, the daughter of the late Douglas C. and Mary Alice (Lovejoy) Grant, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life and wintered on Amelia Island in Florida.

She graduated from Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts and attended the University of Hartford Art School and took art classes at the Rhode Island School of Design as well. Laura was an accomplished and well-respected artist in both the local community and across the country. She exhibited her artwork in numerous art galleries across Massachusetts on Newbury Street in Boston, Cape Cod, Block Island, Rhode Island, and Water Street Gallery in Mattapoisett. Laura was always fascinated with painting as a vehicle by which she could transport herself to another place.

Laura was an active member of the Buzzards Bay Rowing Club over the past 10 years of her life. The Rowing Club participated in whaleboat races across the state.

Laura's hobbies include biking, rowing, walking, reading, traveling, and gardening. She was an amiable person admired by all her friends and everyone she met.

Survivors include her sons, Russell W. Anderson and Spencer Grant Anderson.

Her graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 18th at noon at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Mattapoisett. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home For Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. Donations in Laura's memory may be made to the Buzzards Bay Rowing Club, P.O. Box 86, Fairhaven, MA 02719. For online guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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