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Obituary Condolences

ASPLUND, Edward W.
Edward W. Asplund, 78, husband of Betty (Cirillo) Asplund, died on Monday, (December 10, 2012) at the Curtis Home after a lengthy battle with ALS. Born in Waterbury on December 22, 1933, he was the son of George & Etta Dunlop. He had resided in Meriden for most of his life. Mr. Asplund was employed by the IBEW local # 90 until his retirement. He was a member of the Washington Park Drum Corp where he won many awards. He was also a member of the American Legion Post # 45 and the Meriden Elks Club. Besides his wife Betty, he is survived by one daughter, Dawn Samsel and her husband Jay of South Windsor; two sons, Gary Asplund of Meriden and David Asplund and his wife Lydia of Durham; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Lindsay, David, JT, Michael, Jamie and Jennifer; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry Asplund and his wife Marion; a sister, Arline Dunlop; sisters-in-law, Lillian Ianuzzi, Ceil Cirillo and Esther Cirillo, and brother-in-law, Paul Cirillo; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Frank & Betty Cirillo. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Chet Dunlop.
The funeral will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden with Rev. Dr. Elven Riggles officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The ALS Association 4 Oxford Road, Unit D4 - Milford, CT 06460 or to the Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care, 267 Finch Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451. For online condolences please visit www.jferryfh.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 12, 2012
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