Doris (Cullerot) Anderson, mother of five, community volunteer, and former switchboard voice of the Union Leader, died April 16, 2012, at Elliot Hospital after a brief illness.
Born Feb. 2, 1926, in Manchester, she was the youngest child of Eugene and Bernadette (Desfosses) Cullerot. She attended St. George's High School where she captained the basketball team.
As a teenager during World War II, she delivered Western Union telegrams by bicycle on Manchester’s streets and later worked for New England Telephone. Her brother, Maurice, died in a wartime explosion aboard ship in New York Harbor.
While raising an active family of five, she served a variety of volunteer positions including Elliot Hospital Associates.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Erik R. Anderson, brother Paul, and sisters Rita and Simone. She is dearly missed by her children, including Signe McQuaid and her husband, Joseph, of Manchester; Erik Anderson and his wife, Paula, of Portsmouth; Heidi Anderson Spicer of, Santa Cruz, California; Dr. Peter Anderson and wife, Dr. Kathleen Sandman, of Columbus, Ohio; and Amy Harrington and her husband, John, of Deerfield; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The family also includes her sister, Claire Belisle, many nieces and nephews; and her close friend, Lt. Col. Charles (USMC-Ret.) Clough of Manchester.
Donations may be made to the Elliot Hospital Breast Health Center, 185 Queen City Ave., Manchester, NH 03101.
Services: Relatives and friends may call at the Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union Street, corner of Concord Street, Manchester, NH on Thursday from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at Saint Raphael Church, 103 Walker Street, Manchester, N.H.
Private burial will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, N.H.