Joseph Edry
Joseph Edry

Obituary of Joseph F. Edry

Joseph F Edry, 89, of Peabody, died Wednesday evening surrounded by his loving family at the Care One Nursing Home in Peabody following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of Rita (Tkachuk) Edry with whom he shared over 64 years of marriage. Born in Brighton, he was the son of the late Stanley and Pauline (Norkveck) Edry. He was raised and educated in Woburn and was a graduate of Woburn High School, class of 1946. He later entered the United States Army and served during the Korean War for two years before his honorable discharge in 1953 and then transferred to the Army Reserve until March 20, 1957. Joseph attended Franklin Institute in Boston for two years and then received his BBA in Engineering and Management for Northeastern University in 1956. Following his graduation from Northeastern, Joseph embarked on a 40-year career at the GE Riverworks Aviation in Lynn as an administrator and retired at the end of 1988. Following his retirement, Joseph enjoyed traveling with his wife to Vero Beach Florida during the winter months. Joseph was very active during his retirement, and had spent countless hours volunteering at the Peter Torigian Senior Center in Peabody for any activities, election polls or whatever was needed at that time. He was a member of the Golden Agers and former board member and was currently a friend of the Peabody Council on Aging as well. Joseph was an avid Polish Dancer and was a long-time member of the Polish American Veteran Club in both Lowell and Lynn. His favorite endeavor though was spending time with his family and sharing in all of their endeavors. He will be dearly missed by all. The family would like to thank the staff and Nurses at Care One Peabody for their kindness, compassion, and professionalism during this past difficult year, there are truly grateful. Besides his loving wife, Joseph is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Ellen Edry and Paul and Nikki Edry, his two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Karl Minichino and Donna and Steve Jones, and is also survived by his 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Lillian Malevich. His funeral will be held on Monday at 9:00 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody followed by his Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at St. John’s Church, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 3:00 until 6:00 PM. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Cedar Grove Ave, Peabody.

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Sunday
4
August

Visitation

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home - Lynn St
82 Lynn St
Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
978-531-0472
Monday
5
August

Funeral

10:00 am
Monday, August 5, 2019
John the Baptist Church
17 Church Street
Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
Monday
5
August

Cemetery Service

11:15 am
Monday, August 5, 2019
Cedar Grove Cemetery
100 Rear Cedar Grove Avenue
Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
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