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Searles, Edward A.

Edward Archibald Searles, a 52 year resident of Dedham, formerly of Cambridge, died Wednesday June 9, 2010 at the West Roxbury VA Medical Center. He was 87. Edward was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada,  the son of the late Joseph A. and Jennie J. (Richards) Searles. In 1942 Mr. Searles joined the United States Army, serving during World War II, receiving a number of medals for his service including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged in 1945. Ed was a charter member of  the Jacob Jones VFW Post 2017 in Dedham, a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Club. He was a Hoisting Operating Engineer, a retired member of the IUOE Local #4 with over 50 years of service, and worked on many prominent projects in Boston including the Prudential , John Hancock, 60 State Street and the Christian Science Center. He was predeceased by his wife,  the love of his life for 65 years, Margaret Rose (Ray) Searles. Ed is survived by his daughter Sandra A. Brewer and her husband Lawrence E. of Dedham; his grandchildren, Christine E. and her husband Bruce Trundley of Dedham, Jennifer and her husband Mark Gjika, Charles and his wife  Joelle Murphy and Chad and his wife Julie Brewer;, his great grandchildren, (who lovingly called him “Arby”), Charles, Hannah, Eva Rose Murphy, Jennie and Bruce Trundley. He is also survived by his brother Irving Searles, his sister Edna Cotter, and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Elbert Searles, George Searles, Emily Healy, Ellen Johnson and Irene Lecuyer. Visiting hours will be held Sunday June 13, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St., Dedham. Funeral Monday June 14th at 9:30 am from the funeral home followed by his Mass of Christian burial which will be celebrated at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Church, 420 High St. Dedham. Burial at The Gardens at Gethsemane Cemetery, Baker Street, West Roxbury. Flowers are appreciated or donations may be made in Mr. Searles memory to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929

Guestbook Entries

  1. June 11th, 2010 | 4:00 pm

    Dear Sandy,
    Just want you to know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. This is a wonderful picture of Peggy and Eddie and I’m sure they’re smiling just as brightly reunited once again. Please take comfort in knowing that you were the BEST daughter any parent could ask for; always loving, giving,thoughtful,entertaining and totally devoted as they were to you. I know you’ll miss your Dad terribly but just try to remember all the happy times and, you know there were plenty of them over the years. I love you and will do my best to make it on Monday.
    Love, Lynnie

  2. Carol & Ed Almeida
    June 12th, 2010 | 11:38 am

    Dear Sandy, Again I am with you in spirit my friend, I will thinking of you and Larry & family. I was sittng here with the oldies on the radio and guess what song came on “Blueberry Hill” ironic???? I will get up to see you soon. Be brave and know they are together again. I will always remember how afraid I was of Dad and Peg would always say “Leave then alone Eddie”

    Love your friend Carol

  3. Diane Demers
    June 12th, 2010 | 6:15 pm

    To Sandy & Larry, and Family…..All I can say is your Mom & Dad were the best. You were and are a wonderful daughter. I am so sure your Dad is with your Mom. and the whole family. They are having one big party up there. We always enjoyed our visits with them. You can never replace family, just remember someday we will all be together again. I will be thinking of you and your family at this very sad time for all of you. With loving thoughts of you all…Your cuzzin John & Diane
    Memories are For Ever

  4. Colleen &Karl Leach
    June 13th, 2010 | 9:29 am

    Dear Sandy, sorry to hear about Uncle Eddie and that we are unable to attend the funeral as we are in Florida to see a seriously sick friend. We are so thankful that we were able to see him at the graduation party. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all in this time of sadness.

    Colleen &Karl Leach

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