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“Melissa you went home to young. May God wrap his arms around you. My deepest condolence to all of your family. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Robin Gosselin - friend

“Melissa you will be missed I love you say hi to Daddy for me!!!! ”
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Mrs. Melissa Anderson-Karlsen, 49, of Waterbury, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Guy E. Karlsen.

Mrs. Anderson-Karlsen was born on November 4, 1969, a daughter to Kathleen (Atcherson) Bowers and the late Glenn Anderson.

Melissa grew up in Bridgeport and Naugatuck and attended Naugatuck High School. She loved to cook and crochet. Melissa was fun to be around and had a lot of personality.
Besides her husband, she leaves to cherish her memories her mother and stepfather Kathy (Atcherson) and Gene Bowers of Naugatuck, a daughter Heather Anderson of Wolcott, a brother Jeff (Leanne) Bowers of Simsbury, three sisters; Laura (Ryan) Bowers Berthiaume of Andover, MA, Carrie Anderson of Stratford, and Nicole Anderson of Trumbull, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her father Glenn Anderson.

A memorial service will be at the discretion of the family. All services are entrusted to Chapel Memorial Funeral Home in Waterbury.

Melissa was an animal lover and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friends of Animals, 777 Post Rd #205, Darien, CT 06820 or friendsofanimals.org