Edward R. McInnis

July 6th, 2013

Edward R. McInnis, age 66, of Acton, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on July 5, 2013, at the Emerson Hospital in Concord following a courageous battle with cancer.

Ed was born in Boston, MA, on March 14, 1947, he was the cherished son of the late John J. and Mary (LeMoure) McInnis.  Ed was raised in Wilmington, he loved to be part of the Silver Lake Crew and the Rocco’s Gang.  Ed attended Wilmington Public Schools and enlisted in the U. S. Navy on May 4, 1964, during the Vietnam War.  Ed served aboard the USS Kaskaskia and was honorably discharged on December 14, 1966, returning home to his family in Wilmington.

Ed married his High School “Sweetheart” Patricia A. Graves on August 22, 1971, sharing nearly 42 years of marriage and raising a wonderful family.

When Ed returned home from the Navy he enrolled in the New England Tractor Trailer Driving School and then started a long career as a truck driver.  Prior to his illness forcing his retirement; Ed drove for Markham Metals in Wilmington and Purity Supreme for many years.  He was also a member of the Teamsters Union for more than 10 years.  Ed was a dedicated employee and worked hard to provide for his growing family.

In his spare time, Ed loved to listen to music, dance, play cards, go fishing, but most of all he loved to watch the Red Sox and was probably their most “loyal fan”.

Ed will be fondly remembered for his great sense of humor and for his devotion to his family and friends, he was a wonderful husband, father, grampy, son, brother, uncle and a true friend.
Ed will be greatly missed by all.

Ed was the beloved husband of Patricia A. (Graves) McInnis, devoted father of Tim McInnis & his wife Rosalie of Fitchburg, Keith McInnis & his fiance Liz Whitney of Littleton, Gregg McInnis & his wife Lauren of Billerica, Bruce McInnis & his wife Kristen of Windham, ME and the late Erik McInnis, loving “Grampy” of Ethan, Aubrey, Andrew and Owen, cherished son of the late John J. and Mary (LeMoure) McInnis, dear brother of Donnie Cooke, Betty Gangi, Jeannie Dell’Isola, Janice Babineau, Tommy McInnis and the late Jackie McInnis.  Ed is also survived by many brothers & sisters-in-law, nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Wednesday, July 10th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m.  Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours Tuesday, July 9th from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Ed’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


15 Entries in Guest Book for “Edward R. McInnis”

  1. Melissa and Glenn Casalinuova says:

    We are so sorry for your loss, please knw our thoughts and prayers and love are with all of you.

  2. Rosemary&Harold Smith says:

    will miss you Eddie Love from all of us in Virginia

  3. jeannie dell`isola says:

    Best brother ever, will miss you dearly. If I know you, you`ll be dancing your
    way up to Heaven. Give everyone a hug for me. Will see you again.
    Love from all of us.

  4. Jim Miceli says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Eddie, a great friend, husband, father, and brother. He will be missed but always remembered by those that were close to him. He is watching over his family and will ensure they are in good hands as he is now one of GODS chosen believers. GOD Bless you all.

    Cousin Jim

  5. Janice McInnis Babineau says:

    I miss you already Eddie. Having you as a brother was the best thing to happen to me. You taught me how to tie my shoes when I was little. Mom and Dad are ready to welcome you into Heaven. Love you so much and am going to miss you terribly.

  6. Norma Donahue says:

    Eddie, You always made me feel like part od the family. We shared some good laughs… mostly at your house in Billerica, sitting around the kitchen table. I feel that we all have another angel watching over us now. May you rest in peace, with no more suffering… Just don’t raise holy hell up there! : )
    Love and Miss You!!!!!! Forever!

  7. Heather Shaughnessy says:

    Bruce, Kristen and the entire McInnis Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. Larry & Audrey Casalinuova says:

    Although we never met Eddie, Janice and Norma have kept us up-to-date through his illness. Sounds like many happy memories have been created over the years and these will be appreciated even more as time goes on.

  9. Fred, Janae, & Meredith Mallonee says:

    Janice and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Enjoy your many years of memories, as they are just so special.
    Thinking of you.

  10. Noreen and Jim Peters says:

    Our deepest sympathy on the sad loss of your husband Eddy

  11. Betty Gangi says:

    Eddie, part of my heart went with you. I know Mom,Dad, Erik, Jackie and my Jay will be waitng for you. (no fighting with Jackie). You fought so hard for the time you were here. Your suffering is over. Patty and the kids will miss you terribly, but they know you are at peace and out of pain. Thank you for the time we had you. You will be missed by all of us. I love you. Rest in Peace.

  12. Norma Donahue says:

    Just so the McInnis family knows…. Melissa & Glenn Casalinuova are my nephew and his wife. Larry & Audrey Casalinuova are my sister and her husband. Fred, Janae & Meredith Mallonee are my niece, her husband & daughter. We thank them all for their condolences.

  13. Paul & Barbara Smith says:

    Eddie was a great friend to all, He never had a bad word to say about
    anyone. He was always happy and ready to have a good time. He will surely be missed by all, but will forever remain in our heart. We love you.
    My prayers are with the family and that they will get through these hard times, knowing that he is at peace and that he shared his life with everyone he met.

  14. ted&deb kinnear says:

    rest in peace eddie our condolences to the McInnis family

  15. Ingrid Loftin says:

    My condolences to the McInnis family. I knew Ed for a long time, he always had a kind word for everyone. I was so hoping for a recovery. Sorry I missed the funeral, I was on vacation.

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