CAHILL, Edward J. "Ed" Jr., 64, of Peabody, husband of Karen L. (Marchewka) Cahill, died surrounded by his caring family at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on Friday, January 31, 2014. In addition to Karen with whom he shared 37 years of marriage, he is survived by his children, Patricia J. O'Keefe of Exeter, NH, Jonathan E. "Jon" Cahill of Peabody, Matthew R. Cahill and his wife Michelle of Vernon, CT, and Sarah E. Cahill of Peabody; a sister Elizabeth A. "Libby" and her husband Dennis Caplette of Martinez, GA; and Patrick M. Cahill of Peabody; six grandchildren, Cole, Mason, Ryder, Kaylee, Christina and Samantha; a niece, three nephews and many cousins. Son of the late Edward J. and Anna M. "Nancy" (Feehily) Cahill. On May 18, 1970 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served a tour of duty in Vietnam from October 1970 to October 1971 as Specialist 4 with the 101st Airborne Airmobile Division, was awarded two Bronze Stars and Vietnam Medal, and was honorably discharged on May 17, 1976. Ed was employed as a licensed funeral director and embalmer at the P.M. Cahill & Son Funeral Home in Peabody and was also involved with trade embalming at some North Shore Funeral Homes for several years. He was later employed at ALIS Corporation in Peabody as an Inventory Control Manager for 25 years until his retirement in 2010. Ed's family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody. His funeral will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Ann Church, 140 Lynn Street, Peabody. Memorial contributions may be made in Ed's name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101 A First Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451 or to the Peabody Little League. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for directions, online obituary and memorial guest
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Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home
82 Lynn Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Published in Boston Herald on Feb. 5, 2014