ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Anderson Willis Jr., 79 years old, born on April 4, 1941, and passed away on January 14, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Roland and Cynthia Cayer on April 4, 2021

Willis,you will be forever in our hearts.
Happy birthday,Willis!
Posted by Caron Hannagan on April 4, 2021
Happy 80th Birthday! Up in Heaven I know all the Angels will celebrate with you today, God Bless!
Posted by Ronald Goodrow on March 9, 2021
Willis, Willis, We will always remember you for all the fun we had while camping, square dancing, playing guitar and just sitting around eating and sharing stories. They were great times which will always be with us.  We know you are now one of the angels watching over us all. Sending comfort to all your family in this time of sorrow.  When we look up to the sky and you see us wave it will be for you.

Ron & Audrey & Andria
Posted by Beverly Coyle on March 9, 2021
Brenda and family. I did not ever get to meet this man, but I have no doubt that you being his wife tells all. My thoughts and prayers are sent to you with many feelings. May he rest in peace.
Posted by Caron Hannagan on March 9, 2021
Brenda, so sorry for your loss. Willis was so very liked by everyone, and will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care and God Bless!
Posted by Billy Randell on March 7, 2021
Willis about the only thing I can say is that you will be sorely missed and never forgotten. We spent a lot of time together at the Escape Training Tank and on the ASR Sunbird and not to mention even after we both retired we were often together. Thanks to you and Brenda you introduced me to Donna (Brenda's Sister) which is now my wife of 47 years. You and I always played and enjoyed life together and we were most always both on the same page none of those times will ever be forgotten. Rest in peace Will you deserve it and God Bless!
Posted by Stephen Roberts on March 6, 2021
We were part of the same brotherhood and we met on the square as brothers do. Andy I lift my glass and offer you this toast:
Happy to meet
Sorry to part
Happy to meet again
Posted by Peter Jeans on March 4, 2021
Willis, You are one of the people that I will miss the most.
We may not have had a lot of contact in the recent past but I have always admired you and have kept you close in my heart.
I have countless warm memories of you and our days at Shadow Lake.
May God bless you and help your family to find peace and comfort in this difficult time.
Brenda thank you for sharing this with me.
All the best to you and your family
Peter
Posted by Pauline Belanger on March 4, 2021
We go way back as square dancers and all the fun times. He will be missed!

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Posted by Roland and Cynthia Cayer on April 4, 2021

Willis,you will be forever in our hearts.
Happy birthday,Willis!
Posted by Caron Hannagan on April 4, 2021
Happy 80th Birthday! Up in Heaven I know all the Angels will celebrate with you today, God Bless!
Posted by Ronald Goodrow on March 9, 2021
Willis, Willis, We will always remember you for all the fun we had while camping, square dancing, playing guitar and just sitting around eating and sharing stories. They were great times which will always be with us.  We know you are now one of the angels watching over us all. Sending comfort to all your family in this time of sorrow.  When we look up to the sky and you see us wave it will be for you.

Ron & Audrey & Andria
his Life
Anderson (Andy) F. Willis Jr., 79, of Salem, New Hampshire and Dade City, Florida passed away in his Florida home on January 14, 2021, with his wife Brenda by his side. Born in Taft, California on April 4, 1941, he was the son of the late Anderson Sr. and Dorothea Willis.


Andy served in the United States Navy for 20 years and retired as a Chief Petty Officer, Diver First Class, ENC DV-1. He served three tours in Vietnam and retired from the U.S. Navy in 1978. He then worked for Palmer Gas of Salem, New Hampshire and fully retired in 1995. He was also a Master Mason of the Meridian Splendor Lodge #49, Newport Maine Freemasonry.  


Willis, as he was known, loved hunting, fishing, camping and Bluegrass music, but most of all his family.   


Surviving family members include his wife of 56 years, Brenda Forcier Willis of Salem, NH; two sons, Anderson F. Willis III and wife Linda of Chesapeake, VA, and David M. Willis and wife Melissa of Dunbarton, NH; four grandchildren and a great grandson; Nadine Willis-Rapanick, husband Ian Rapanick and their son Mason, Robert Willis, and Zachary and Brooke Willis; one sister, Darlena Sutherland of New Mexico; brother and sister in-laws Billy and Donna Randell of Florida, and Bob Forcier and partner Leslie Bernstein of Methuen, MA, and several nieces and nephews. 


A private family service will be held at a later time at the N.H. Veteran's Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in his name to a foundation of your choice.


Recent stories
Shared by Jan Morrell on March 13, 2021
  •  Rest in Peace..You married the love of your life my cousin Brenda and had the storybook marriage...You are one of the kindest  and well respected  man I had the pleasure of knowingI ..I wish I had spent more time with you..and I do thank you for backing my truckout of your driveway Keeping Hitty Rd safe from damage....You are and will always be the handsomest man and just got better with age..and in my heart and memory will will always be my cousin Brendas REAALY RED  HOT HUSBAND.


Shared by Karen Kelly on March 5, 2021
Willis was like another father to me. My parents were best buds growing up and they were always together. When I was in school he was always so encouraging. When I came home from Medical School he would tell me he is ready for his physical. He was my first pretend patient. His humor and smiles and caring for me will be missed dearly. Love him and pray that he is in a better place watching over us. xoxo
Shared by Joanne Guthrie on March 5, 2021
I was so saddened to learn of Mr. Willis’ passing.I have known him for as long back as I can remember. I spent many happy weekends listening to him play guitar and entertain us all.I will miss him terribly. - Joanne