Enjoyed bird watching, cooking and sailing



NORTH READING — Muriel F. (Way) Anderson, 91, of North Reading and formerly of New Haven, Conn., passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 27, 2023 after a long and beautiful life.

Born in New Haven, Conn. on October 17, 1931, Muriel was the daughter of the late Harold B. and Lila Elizabeth (O’Brien) Way. She was predeceased by her sister, Gloria J. Way, and her brother, Harold B Way, Jr. She was a graduate of Hill House High School in New Haven, Conn. and was an insurance administrator at American Mutual in Wakefield for many years. She was a resident of North Reading for more than 66 years.

Muriel was a loving wife and mother dedicated to her family. She enjoyed bird watching, cooking, baking cookies among other sweets, and watching Judge Judy. Muriel enjoyed sailing with her husband Carl off the coast of New England for four decades.

Family members include the love of her life, soulmate and husband of 67 years, the late Carl J. A. Anderson, Jr; her loving sons: David C. Anderson and his wife Laura; and Peter L. Anderson and his wife Kathleen; four grandchildren: Jennifer LeMasurier and her husband David; Stephen Anderson and his wife Sherie; Kristina Anderson; and Kyle Anderson and his fiancé Chelsie Boudreau; and six great-grandchildren: Gregory, Jeffrey, Bradley and Katie LeMasurier; and John and Lucas Anderson.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.croswellfuneralhome.com.