- Bryan Anderson
Bryan Harold Anderson, 60, passed away on
October 12, 2022, at his home in Milton, Vt., surrounded by his loved
ones. Bryan was born on February 21st,
1962 in Waterbury, Conn., as the son of Harold Anderson and Doran
(Snyder) Anderson. He bravely battled rectal and liver cancer for
five years and carried that fighting spirit with him when he passed
Bryan was a self-employed painter (Fluid Motion Painting) for the majority of his working life. Known for his tireless work ethic and attention to detail, he continued painting into his final months of life and was often heard saying, “It takes a lot to do a little.”
Bryan was a natural athlete. Growing up, he excelled in competitive swimming and diving, skiing, and tennis. He attended Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, where he fell in love with the outdoors. After graduating from Vermont Academy, he attended the University of Vermont, where he met his future wife. Before settling down, Bryan moved west to Squaw Valley, Calif., to pursue his passion: skiing. He skied all the extreme lines and chutes with the best skiers of the day. A photo of Bryan launching into the chutes of the Palisades in perfect form will live on forever.
Upon returning to Vermont and raising a family,
Bryan would never pass up an opportunity to get out on the golf
course with his sons, take his family waterskiing on the family boat
or crack open a beer with his dearest friends. In his last months, he
loved watching his favorite shows with his partner, Tanya, and
spending time with his loved ones.
Bryan is survived by his mother, Doran
Anderson, of Williston; Brook Anderson and his wife, Laura McNally,
of Essex; his two sons, Jared of East Northport, N.Y., and Teagan of
South Burlington; his partner, Tanya Lavery, of Colchester; and all
those who love him. He is predeceased by his father, Harold Anderson.
A celebration of life will be held at a future
date. Contributions in Bryan’s name can be made to the American
Cancer Society (cancer.org).
Arrangements are being handled by Minor
Funeral and Cremation Center of Milton (minorfh.com).