Mystic - Charles F. Edwards Jr., "Dad, Pops, Grandpa, Gramps, Bro, Uncle Charles", 89, died June 8, 2014, at Pendleton Healthcare in Mystic.
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He was born in Pittsfield, Mass., to the late Charles and Lorna (Manton) Edwards. Charles was a veteran of World War II, having served in Belgium and France. He was a welder at Thames Valley Steel and Electric Boat from where he retired.
Charlie is survived by daughters, Jacquelyn Wildes and Cheryl Edwards of Groton; and sons, Charles Edwards III of Mystic and Kirk Edwards of Groton. He also leaves behind 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren; his brother, Roger Edwards; and cousins, nieces and nephews. Charlie also leaves his extended family of caregivers, staff, and friends at Pendleton, who became an important part of his life.
He was predeceased by daughters, Maryann Ekvall of Moosup and Bonnie Lynn Edwards of Torrington, and his sister, Lorna Scace.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at St. Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Church, 69 Groton Long Point Road, Groton.
Published in The Day on July 9, 2014