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Frank R Edwards
July 07, 1947 - September 07, 2021
Obituary For Frank R Edwards
Frank R. Edwards, 74, of Peabody, died Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of Mary (Luponi) Edwards with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Harold and Lucy (Houston) Edwards. He was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of the Peabody Vocational School, class of 1966. Following his graduation from high school, Frank enlisted in the United States Army and served for three years during the Vietnam War where he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant before his honorable discharge in 1969. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal.
Following his military service, Frank entered the workforce in the manufacturing industry and worked as a production manager for Stahl Industries in Peabody for over 30 years before retiring.
Frank was a hardworking man who enjoyed helping family, friends, and neighbors with any project, big or small. He also enjoyed listening to music, but his favorite activity was spending time with his family, especially his three grandchildren.
Besides his loving wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Tami (Edwards) White of Melrose, and Crystal (Edwards) Copp of Chelsea, his beloved three grandchildren, Anthony and Savannah White, and Isabella Hodgson, and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Edward and Milton Edwards, and by his sister, Joan (Strout) Walter.
Following cremation, Frank will be celebrated at a Funeral Mass on Friday at 10:30 AM at St. Adelaide’s Church, Lowell St, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited. Burial will be private. For all those attending the Mass, the family respectfully requests that facial coverings be worn in the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Frank’s name to The Gary Sinise Foundation at www.garysinisefoundation.org.
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It has been said "Music will never die" nor will the memory of our best friend Franky. Our Best Friendship has stood the test of time, specially the past year and a half ! Saturday nights reminiscing of high school days, Nancy introducing Mary to Franky, doing crazy things but always listening to music, Franky's music. Franky your music and our memories of you will live on forever and ever in our hearts. We will keep Mary safe. Miss you, George and Nancy
Frank was one of the best people I've ever known. Years after Frank and I worked together, I would bump into Him and his wonderful wife Mary walking the Shopping Center. A wave , a smile ,a quick chat the world always seemed better when you bumped into Frank. No one loved their family more than Frank did and he never ever had a problem telling you, and why. Frank was a great,great guy. Tami, I'm so sorry, your old friend from STAHL. Chris Anastopoulos
Although I had only met Frank once Kerry Donahue talked very highly of him and loved him so much - I'm so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to the family -he will always be with you 💕
I am going to miss my singing partner. Thank you for all of the wonderful memories especially the laughs when we listened to music. I'll always remember you, Frank. Mary my deepest sympathies. I know that the good lord is watching over him. Pat Hanlon
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