WILLIAM J. EDWARDS

WILLIAM J. EDWARDS - BURLINGTON - William J "Bill" Edwards, 47, passed away in Fletcher Allen Health Care on July 8, 2014. He was born in Burlington on Jan. 4, 1967, to Gloria and Donald Edwards. Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, enlisting at the young age of 17. He worked as a Vermont Department of Correction Officer, as well as a Security Officer at Northland Job Corp before his battle with diabetes no longer allowed him to work. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, the love of his life for 28 years, Thelma (Benway) Edwards; two loving children, son, Christopher, and daughter, Beth; two beautiful grandchildren, Maddison and Emmett; his mother, Gloria (Russin) Edwards; sister, Cindy Cabral and spouse, Ed; three brothers, Donald Russin, David Edwards and partner, Renee, and Ken Edwards; and many nieces and nephews and countless friends and extended family. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St., Winooski, VT 05404. A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.lavignefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's name may be made to the .

Funeral Home

Lavigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service
132 Main St Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 655-3480

Published in The Burlington Free Press on July 12, 2014