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Edward Grondine

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Edward Grondine
formerly of Chelmsford, MA; 61

LOWELL, MA -- On March 30th, 2013, Edward Grondine, passed away at the age of 61 after a long, sordid affair with cancer. He was the beloved partner of Louise Moran of Dracut and dear friend to many in and around the city of Lowell.

The youngest of nine children, Ed was born on October 18, 1951 in North Chelmsford to the late Philippe and Flossie (Garneau) Grondine. He attended Chelmsford schools and graduated from Chelmsford High School in 1969, getting into only enough trouble to have amusing stories to tell later on.

Ed would eventually move to Lowell, where he spent nearly all of his adult life. Known to his wide circle of friends as "Ed the Plumber," he was a longtime communicant at the The Old Worthen, the Firefighters Club and later the Lafayette Club. An avid golfer, Ed was a regular at the Tyngsboro Country Club and always looked forward to his annual pilgrimage to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was also a talented, competitive darts and cards player, whipping family and friends at cribbage right up until he died.

He will be dearly missed by his daughter Brandy Grondine and her husband George Cassie of Lynn, MA, his son Philippe Grondine of Bozeman, MT, and his close and dear friend, Barbara Lewis Grondine, of Lowell. He is also survived by his seven sisters and brothers-in law, Terri and Joe Dolecki and Rita and Chuck Masuga, of Riverside, CA, Claire and Richard Groulx, of Oceanside, CA, Maryann (Mc Nulty) Tabor, of Banning, CA, Connie (Gervais) Mullen, of Port Charlotte, FL, Dorothy and Jerry Quimby, of Boise, ID, and Estelle and Ed Abely, of Chelmsford, MA, as well as one brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Nancy Grondine, of Pelham, NH. He leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins along with more friends than there are column inches to list.

GRONDINE -- The family invites you to come share your photos and stories of Ed the Plumber at a Celebration of Life at 6pm on Sunday April 28th at Princeton Station, 147 Princeton St., N. Chelmsford, MA 01863.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ed's memory to The Ed the Plumber Memorial Fund at TD Bank, 1255 Bridge St., Dracut MA, 01826. Alternatively, donations to Sawtelle Family Hospice House can be made either online at http://www.vnaofme.org/common/donations.php or by mail at VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880.
Published in Lowell Sun on Apr. 10, 2013
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