Edward M. "Eddie" Friend Williamson, NY/Medford, MA, Wednesday August 21, 2013 at age 88. He was predeceased by his son, Henry "Butch" Friend; sister, Helen Lohnes. A beloved husband of 62 years to Florence Friend; father to Pam (David) Drolet of Palm Coast, FL, Diane (Arthur) Pitari of Medford, MA, and Tammy (Todd) LaBarr of Williamson, NY; grandfather to Gerard and Kerri Pitari, Tenille and Mark Hudkins, Eric and Melissa Pitari, Lori (Scott) Stone, Henry Friend, Cameron, Alyson, and Ryan LaBarr; great grandfather to Taylor, Justin, Devin, Rhyan, Bailey, Bobby D'Agastino, Jennifer, Jayme, and Julia Stone, Brady Friend; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and dear friends. Eddie served in the United States Army and courageously fought at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post 1012 in Medford, MA and Williamson American Legion. Eddie retired from Teamsters Local 25 Truck Drivers Union. Eddie's Memorial Mass was celebrated Monday, August 26, at 10:30 AM at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 5823 Walworth-Ontario Road, Ontario, NY. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Honor Flight (Rochester) in Eddie's memory.
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Published in The Medford Transcript from Aug. 27 to Sept. 3, 2013