Robert E. Sanderson
Jamaica- Robert E. Sanderson, 67, died after a prolonged illness Wednesday morning, June 19, at home. He was born to Frederick E. and Noma G. (Perry) Sanderson in Townshend on July 20, 1951.
He was educated in Newfane Elementary and graduated from Leland & Gray Seminary in Townshend. Mr. Sanderson was a heavy equipment operator for Cersosimo Industries in Brattleboro for over 45 years. During his early 20s he was a member of the National Guard. He married Sophia Eaton on September 16, 1972 in Newfane.
Mr. Sanderson enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed watching the Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics.
Mr. Sanderson leaves his wife, of Jamaica; his son, Brud Sanderson, of West Townshend; two daughters, Kera Jones, of Swanzey, NH and Loni Austin, of Belchertown, MA; a sister, Rebecca McKenny, of Brattleboro; two brothers, Curtis Sanderson, of Bridgewater, Ron Sanderson, of Townshend; and five grandchildren, Clayton, Jairen, and Raena Sanderson, Savannah Westcott, and Bailey Austin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Elizabeth Putnam and Dorothy Hilton.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations in Mr. Sanderson’s memory may be sent to the Oncology Department at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Mr. Sanderson spent way too many hours there in the past year and a half.