Alvin Garfield Edwards , 86 of Stuart, Florida and Norwell, died peacefully on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at 86, after a short illness. Mr. Edwards was born in Malden and raised in Medford. He was the son of the late Cleon G. and Mary R. (Kelley) Edwards and the brother of the late Marjorie C. Edwards and Barbara E. Barron. He attended Immaculate Conception Elementary School in Malden and was a 1944 graduate of Vermont Academy in Saxtons River. He worked with his father Cleon at C.G. Edwards, Ship Chandlery, on State Street in Boston. Mr. Edwards relocated the bus- iness to South Boston where its now in its third generation of family ownership. He served in the Merchant Marines and the United States Navy. He married the late Helene F. (Morin) Edwards and resided for many years in Hanover where they raised their family. They enjoyed cruising the east coast from Maine to Florida. He was a devoted father of Eric G. Edwards and his wife Martha of Jupiter, Florida, Gail M. Litchfield and her husband Kevin of Hingham, Mark F. Edwards and his wife Ailish of Milton and Adam J. Edwards of Plymouth. Mr. Edwards was a loving grampy of Caroline, Matthew, Jason, Emily, Peter and Mark. He was a dear friend to Simone DAddario of Stuart, Florida. He is a past president of the Propeller Club of the United States, port of Boston Chapter, was on the Board of Governors of the Foreign Commerce Club of Boston, and on the Board of Directors of the Crossroads Yacht Club, Stuart, Florida. Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 551 Washington St., Rte. 53, in Hanover on Sunday from 1pm | 4pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church, 392 Hanover St. Rte. 139, Hanover on Monday at 10 AM. Interment in Hanover Center Cemetery. Contributions in Alvins memory may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Martin County, Florida, P.O. Box 910, 11500 S.E. Lares Ave., Hobe Sound, FL 33475. For directions and our online guestbook, visit SullivanFuneralHomes.com 781-878-0920 781-293-2020 Family Owned & Operated Since 1897
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Published in The Hanover Mariner from Nov. 20 to Nov. 27, 2013