Williamson/Medford, Mass.—Edward M. Friend passed away on Wednesday Aug. 21, 2013 at age 88.
Eddie's Memorial Mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 26 at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 5823 Walworth-Ontario Road, Ontario. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Honor Flight, Rochester, in Eddie's memory.
He was predeceased by his son, Henry "Butch" Friend; sister, Helen Lohnes. A beloved husband of 62 years to Florence Friend; father to Pam (David) Drolet of Palm Coast, Fla., Diane (Arthur) Pitari of Medford, Mass., and Tammy (Todd) LaBarr of Williamson; grandfather to Gerard and Kerri Pitari, Tenille and Mark Hudkins, Eric and Melissa Pitari, Lori (Scott) Stone, Henry Friend, Cameron, Alyson and Ryan LaBarr; great grandfather to Taylor, Justin, Devin, Rhyan, Bailey, Bobby D'Agastino, Jennifer, Jayme and Julia Stone, Brady Friend; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.
Eddie served in the United States Army and courageously fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post 1012 in Medford, Mass., and Williamson American Legion. Eddie retired from Teamsters Local 25 Truck Drivers Union.
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