Edward W. Flamand, 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his home Sunday, August 10, 2014, after a spirited battle with cancer.
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Ed was born on March 24, 1935, in Concord, to Adjutor and Viola Flamand. He was raised and educated in Concord and then served in the U.S. Army in Germany. Prior to his retirement Ed was employed with the Davison and Harvey Construction Companies. He was a 55 year member of the Laborers International Union of North America.
Surviving him are his wife of 48 years, Carol (Mitchell) Flamand; his daughter, Colleen Sinotte, husband, Tom and much-loved grandchildren, Nicholas and Elizabeth of Concord; and his son, Gene Duclos of Florida. He is also survived by his brother, Raymond Flamand; and his sister, Auxillina Harmes; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Rachel Gomes; and his brothers, Ludger and Joseph.
Ed was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and grandfather, doting on his treasured grandchildren. He found great joy caring for his precious cat, Cosmo. He was a life-time New England major league sports fan.
One of Ed's greatest enjoyments in life was his grandchildren, proud of and thrilled by their every achievement and always there to provide support and encouragement. He served as the family historian, entertaining them with stories "from the old days" making the most of his precious time with them.
Friends may call Wednesday, August 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, 42 Washington St., Penacook.
Services will be held Thursday, August 14 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will follow at the Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord.
Those who wish to remember Ed in a special way may make donations in his memory to the Pope Memorial SPCA, 94 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301.
Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home
42 Washington Street Penacook, NH 03303
Published in The Concord Monitor on Aug. 12, 2014