Mary Elizabeth Veronica Anderson


Mary Elizabeth Veronica (Mellie) Anderson was born on Jan. 22, 1969, in Hanover, Mass., daughter of Peter Fritz and Margot Elizabeth (McCarthy) Anderson.

Mary Anderson died January 21, 2022, at 5:58 a.m., of what the medical doctors call cancer, about which they had little else to say. Mary’s experience as a patient in that industry caused her to wonder if we have gotten off track, if we are ignoring the unseen forces — ones that don’t show up under a microscope or in the statistics of “peer-reviewed” studies — that have always generated and supported life on this planet. Are we rationalizing the destructive forces we have released; pollution, chemicals, massive amounts of electromagnetic frequencies in the air around us? What effect is wrought by the manufactured division between individuals — us/them, citizen/illegal, vax/no vax, “Democrat”/“Republican” — that constantly creates fear and conflict and does not allow for collaborative problem solving? You wouldn’t run a kindergarten class the way we run this country.

By the grace of God and the help of others, Mellie found a solution to her most difficult personal problem and tried to share that solution with whoever wanted it. Working together on that process, she became particularly close to a group of women whom she loved with all her heart and will take with her wherever she goes next.

Mary was predeceased by her parents, many high-spirited friends, dear family members and a beloved cousin, Andrew C. MacDonald.

Mary is survived by Bruce Bosinger, late-inning gift from the universe, and most perfect partner for her. His care, devotion and love made dying a whole lot easier. She is also survived by a generous, devoted and inspiring group of friends, a horde of fascinating extended family, one brother, George B. Anderson of Swan’s Island, a nephew, Kieran Anderson, and an awesome cousin, also of Swan’s, Caitlin S. Trafton — light of Mellie’s life.

A memorial will be held some beautiful summer day out on Swan’s Island.

Know when to pay your respects.