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PROSPECT HARBOR - Hjalmar "Chip" Warren Anderson, born on 30 October 1944, died on 29 December 2015.

Chip was a resident of Prospect Harbor with his loving wife of forty-seven years, Lucille. Chip and Lucille moved from Redding, Connecticut, to Prospect Harbor in 2009. Chip had summered in Maine since his childhood years, but always regarded the family cottage on Prospect Point as his favorite place on earth.

Besides Lucille, Chip also is survived by five cousins: Gene Banks, Gary Banks and his wife Nancy, Kenneth Logan, Tim Anderson, and Peggy Anderson Kennedy and her husband Arthur. Chip was predeceased by his parents, Judge Hjalmar and Margorie Anderson.

Chip never met a stranger. He was an engaging conversationalist who enjoyed learning about everyone he met. His outgoing personality served him well as a member of the National Guard (1966-73), a diner owner and cook, and as a US Post Office worker for over twenty years. In Redding Chip was a volunteer fireman, Fire Commissioner, and elected Constable. He graduated from Joel Barlow High School and attended Norwalk Community College. Chip was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. His CB "handle" was "Brook Trout." Chip was also a member of the Wireless Radio Association.

For much of the last six years, Chip was housebound, yet he seldom complained. His house sits on the ocean's edge and he deeply enjoyed watching the lobster boats, Bar Harbor-bound cruise ships, and marine life; and he often reported on same to his neighbors and friends. Chip was extremely appreciative of the first-responders, local firemen, and home health aides who assisted him during times of illness.

Chip had a strong philanthropic bent and contributed to many local volunteer groups. In lieu of flowers, Chip and Lucille request that donations in Chip's name be made to the Schoodic Community Fund (c/o Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04613), the Gouldsboro Fire Department (c/o Town Office, PO Box 68, Prospect Harbor, ME 04669), or the Redding Fire Department #1.

A celebration of Chip's life will take place in Connecticut this spring and in Prospect Harbor next summer. Arrangements entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Milbridge.
Published on  January 4, 2016
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