Obituaries

Edward W. Sheehan

October 31st, 2012

Edward W. Sheehan, age 80, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully surrounded by his family on October 30, 2012.

Edward was born on June 19, 1932, in West Medford, MA, he was the dear son of the late George E. and Virginia L. (Hemmer) Sheehan.  Ed was raised and educated in Boston, MA.  Upon graduating High School he enlisted in the United States Navy in December of 1951.

Edward served overseas during the Korean War, receiving several commendations for his faithful service.  He was honorably discharged on August 13, 1953.

Edward married “the love of his life” Helen Zero in 1955 and moved to Wilmington in 1964. Ed and Helen shared more than 47 years of marriage, raised a wonderful family, and made many memories before her passing in 2002.

Family was everything to Edward, he cherished the time spent with them and was very proud of his children and grandchildren.  Ed loved to vacation with the family, they spent many summers at Hampton Beach, enjoyed many camping trips all over the United States and Canada, and then there were the cruises from Boston to Bermuda, everyone had lots of fun.

Prior to retiring, Ed was a manager for the MBTA in Cambridge for many years, he was a very dedicated employee and made lots of friendships that lasted throughout his lifetime.

Edward will be fondly remembered for his love of Boston Sports Teams, his devotion to his family, and for being a good friend and neighbor.  He will be truly missed.

Edward was the beloved husband of the late Helen (Zero) Sheehan, devoted father of Susan E. Patterson and her companion Doug Baldinelli of Wilmington, Edward W. Sheehan, Jr. and his wife Sharon of Fairfax Station, VA, Kimberly A. Sheehan and her companion Jody McCormack of Billerica, and Robert A. Sheehan and his companion Niamh Brady of Tewksbury, loving “Grampa” of Randy Johnson and his wife Colleen O’Connor, Sarah Sheehan, and Christina Sheehan, “Great-Grampa” of Brynn and Maeve Johnson, dear brother of George Sheehan of Hyde Park.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, November 3rd at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 11:30 a.m.  Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visiting hours Friday, November 2nd from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial donations in Edward’s name may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice , 360 Merrimack St., Lawrence, MA 01843 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.  www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

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12 Entries in Guest Book for “Edward W. Sheehan”

  1. Judson Miller says:

    Susan, Kim,, and Bob……

    My thoughts and Prayers go out to the Sheehan Family on the loss of your Dad and grandfather…..

    May you find some comfort in that your folks are back together again….

    With sympathy,

    Judson Miller

  2. Carol Devlin-Festa says:

    To the Sheehan Family and their significant others

    So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing, thinking and praying for you all at this most difficult time.

    Sincerely Carol

  3. Bill & Dorene Messieri and Krystal Rose & Kelsi-Lynne Ann Robarge says:

    Eddie-
    You were always like another grandfather to me, god gained another angel last night , so please watch over me and Kelsi-Lynne, I’m so honored to be able to say you were a big part of my life, and you got to meet my little peanut, I have so many fond memories of always coming over to visit and even when I was 9 months pregnant, trying to walk behind you and bumping you in the head with my big pregnant belly, and seeing you laugh, You were always there with a smile on your face and I will cherish those moments forever, and will be honored to tell my daughter when she grows up, how special you were to our family. Thank you for everything, Rest In Peace – Gone but never Forgotten </3
    Love Always,
    Krystal Rose and Kelsi-Lynne Ann Robarge

    Eddie-
    Rest In Peace Eddie… you and the family have always been there for me and my family. I'll miss you dearly. My sincerest condolences go out to the familly, Kim, Bob, Ed and my best friend in the entire world Susan who I've known my entire life… Never to be forgotten xoxo
    Love always,
    Bill & Dorene Messieri

  4. Mary Sims says:

    Dear Family:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. I will see you soon.

    Love,

    Aunt Mary and Uncle Joe

  5. Rob Patterson says:

    Ed
    thank you for being in my life and letting me be in yours .i will remember the times we had alone and the laughs , thank you for everything you will always be my father in law
    love always rob

  6. Debbie O'Brien says:

    To The Sheehan Family, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. He was a very good neighbor. I enjoyed many visits with him and your mother. You have our deepest sympathy.

    Debbie O’Brien and family

  7. Carolyn Mishou says:

    Dear Sheehan Family –
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts, prayers, and hugs go out to all of you.

    Carolyn Mishou

  8. Cathy Mishou says:

    Susan, Kim and family,

    So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful write up on your Father. Sounds like he was a wonderful human being. I hope that you find peace in knowing that he is with the “love of his life” again and watching over you. Take care. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Cathy Mishou

  9. DOROTHY COLLINS says:

    DEAR OLD FRIEND AND OUR BEST MAN OCTOBER 11 1953 MANY CHERISHED MEMORIES FOR 60 SOME YEARS GONE AS WE TOUCHED OUR FRIENDSHIP THRU HAPPINESS AND SORROWS” BLUE SKY NOW OPENS INTO A NEW LIFE AND PEACE FOR YOU . MAY YOUR FAMILY FIND HEALING AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME AS MANY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH THEM TWO OLD FRIENDS WHO CARE ABOUT YOU NORM&DOT GILBLAIR

  10. Susan Mishou says:

    Susan and Kim,

    I’m very sad to hear this news. I’m so sorry for your grief. Please keep your happy memories in your hearts and know he will always be with you.

    Your chocolate eating friend,

    Sue

  11. The Chalifour Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May God raise you up and hold you in the palm of His hands. Marilyn, Leon and Dianne

  12. Dan, Joan ONeill says:

    We are so sorry for your loss.

    Dan and Joan ONeill

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