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Kiessling, Edward K.

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Edward Karl Kiessling of East Walpole, suddenly, Jan 23, 2015.  Son of the late Robert Karl and Elizabeth M. (Etzdorf) Kiessling.  Beloved husband of the late Harriet (Gullich) and Caroline (Taber) Kiessling.  Loving father of Elaine Bevivino, and her husband Perry, of York, PA, and Edward Kiessling Jr. of Plainville.  Proud Papa of Kyle Kiessling and Joey Bevivino.  Also survived by his brother Robert, and his wife Joan, of West Roxbury, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  Brother-in-law of Barbara Sargent of Scituate, and the late Catherine Williams of Charleston, SC.  Ed grew up in “The Manor”  section of Dedham and graduated from Boston Trade School in 1952.  He worked for over 30 years at Northrop Corporation in Norwood, mainly in the Logistics Department.  He was a 49 year member of the First Congregational  Church in Norwood and served on many boards and committees of the church.  Those who attended the annual church fair always knew they would find Ed working in the kitchen.  Ed was a proud Mason, a member of both Azure and Orient Lodges, and a Past Master of Orient Lodge.  He belonged to the Scottish Rite and to Aleppo Temple Shrine.  He was a volunteer for over 20 years at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Boston where he currently held the position of assistant director of volunteers.  Ed will be remembered for his integrity, compassion, gentle nature, sense of humor, and especially for his dedication to his family and friends.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visiting hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 PM at the May Funeral Home, 85 Nichols St, Norwood with a Masonic Service at 8 o clock.  Funeral Services Thursday at 11 AM at the First Congregational Church in Norwood.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 or to the First Congregational Church of Norwood, 100 Winter St., Norwood, MA 02062 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Dave & Gail Stonefield
    January 26th, 2015 | 12:24 am

    We are so sorry that we will not be able to come to Ed’s visiting hours or funeral.

    Ed was such a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. We have many years of memories that we will carry with us.

    Our love to you all.

    Dave and Gail

  2. Joan kiessling cunninghM
    January 26th, 2015 | 9:01 am

    Caroline,Elaine and Eddie,
    So shocked when dad called to tell us of Uncle Eddie’s passing, he was a great guy, always had a smile and a great sense of humor. He will be sadly missed. Our prayers are with you all.
    Joan,Joe,Colleen,Allison and Cam

  3. Judy & Edmund Cadorette
    January 26th, 2015 | 9:32 am

    Our hearts go out to you for your sudden loss. How many fond memories we have of traveling together, playing cards, PawSox baseball games, dining out (with a coupon!),time at the lake, and enjoying each others’ company. We will miss Ed’s smiling face.
    Love you,
    Judy & Edmund

  4. Sandy Esmond
    January 26th, 2015 | 9:50 am

    I was so surprised and saddened to hear of Ed’s sudden death. He will always be remembered for his kindness and smile. The two of you were blessed to find each other and enjoy years of happiness. I hope to see you at the calling hours, but I have sprained my ankle and I am not too good on crutches.

  5. janet Pratt
    January 26th, 2015 | 12:19 pm

    Sometimes we do not understand the reasons that times like this occur. It is a very sad time but I am sure you will
    be ok. Time makes it easier. Janet L. Pratt

  6. Kenneth R. Shaw
    January 27th, 2015 | 2:11 pm

    Ed was a fine Shrine-Mason touching many lives. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Blessings, Kenneth Shaw

  7. Rod and Suzie Hunt
    January 27th, 2015 | 7:11 pm

    It was with both joy and an honor to have given you away at your wedding to Ed. You found your perfect mate and we were so happy for you. It was a shock to learn of his death. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.
    Love you,
    Rod and Suzie

  8. January 27th, 2015 | 7:16 pm

    So saddened and shocked to hear of Bro. Ed’s passing. We attended school together at Boston Trade School and continued our friendship in Masonry. He will be missed by all of his many friends. May He Rest in Peace in the Celestial Lodge Above.

  9. Carol Young Washer
    January 27th, 2015 | 8:11 pm

    It seems like just yesterday that we were enjoying Ed’s presence at a Bates Class of ’62 Reunion. I was glad you had found such a nice person with whom to share your life.
    I send you much Love and Light,
    Carol Young Washer
    Centreville, Virginia

  10. Erika. Hanloser Kliem
    January 27th, 2015 | 9:40 pm

    My deepest symphony.
    Ricky Hanloser ’62

  11. Michael & Courtney Greenwood
    January 27th, 2015 | 10:24 pm

    Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.Big Ed was a VERY loved man:)

  12. John Louis and Kathy Steeves
    January 28th, 2015 | 3:33 pm

    It seems just like yesterday that we were attending your wedding. It is great that you and Ed had time together as a married couple. Our deepest sympathy.
    John Louis and Kathy Steeves

  13. David and Carol Boone
    January 28th, 2015 | 3:50 pm

    Dear Caroline,
    We were saddened and surprised to hear of Ed’s passing. Seems like only yesterday that we were calling Ed an honorary member of the Class of’62 at our 50th reunion. We send you love and strength through this time of grief.

  14. Irving & Judy Goldberg
    January 28th, 2015 | 4:36 pm

    Dear Caroline, Ed & Elaine,
    We are so sorry that we are unable to attend the services for Ed, but due to our catching up after the trip and the storm our various appointments make it rather difficult. Our deepest sympathies to all of you.

    Love & prayers,
    Judy & Irving Goldberg

  15. Harriet Burak
    January 28th, 2015 | 5:33 pm

    I was saddened to hear of Ed’s passing. I know that he brought much joy to all his family and to anyone who knew him. May the beautiful memories that you have of him give you strength in the coming days. With caring thoughts. Harriet

  16. Robert N. Toran
    January 28th, 2015 | 7:48 pm

    Dear Kiessling Family,

    Our sincere condolances on the passing of Ed. He was a kind and gentle man of great spirit, always a cheerful hello. He will be missed by all.

    Love, Cathy & Bob Toran

  17. J Stonefields
    January 28th, 2015 | 9:45 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ed will be really missed by the family

    Jack, Jane, John G and Josh Stonefield

  18. Melissa Bates
    January 29th, 2015 | 5:01 pm

    My deepest sympathy. My prayers are with you and your family.

  19. Ed & Jean Wilson
    January 29th, 2015 | 9:16 pm

    Caroline, Jean and I are sorry to learn of Ed’s passing. It was good to see both of you at our last Bates Reunion and I wish that he would have been able to attend our next. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We send our condolences. Ed & Jean

  20. Joyce E. DeGerolamo
    January 31st, 2015 | 11:42 am

    Caroline, I am so sad to hear this about Ed. I just read it in the Walpole Times last night. 🙁 I loved working with him at the polls, we had a lot of fun together. Great sense of Humor. Will miss him. My Mom and I send you and all our deepest sympathy.

  21. Karen Jones-Johnson
    February 2nd, 2015 | 4:16 pm

    Caroline, I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. You will have wonderful memories to look back on to ease the sorrow you are feeling now.
    Sending sincere condolences your way with an extra hug,

  22. Lyn Webber Nelson
    February 7th, 2015 | 12:16 pm


    I’ve been thinking of you SO much and will write more and send it snail mail. Bob sends condolences along with mine.

    With love and prayers,

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