Edward Leo Lonergan

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CONCORD - Edward Leo Lonergan's long life (91 years) ended early in the morning on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 following several years with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Born June 8, 1927 to Beatrice (Vatcher) and Edward Leo Lonergan, Sr., he grew up in Malden, Mass.

After serving in the US Navy, he married Nancy (Wadland), and graduated from Northeastern University as a chemical engineer.

Ed and Nancy raised four sons in Bedford, Mass., and Nashua, N.H. Following Nancy's death, Ed married Judith (Spooner Farrey). Ed worked for Union Carbide and W.R. Grace before establishing his own company, Schell Industrial Equipment, Inc., manufacturers' representatives for chemical processing equipment.

He served as a trustee in UCC churches in Rochester, N.H. and Concord, N.H. Ed served as co-chair of the Rochester church's Open and Affirming Committee. He was a member of the Rochester Masons Humane Lodge No. 21.

For 45 years Ed had a summer camp on Merrymeeting Lake in New Durham, N.H., where he enjoyed boating, flower gardening, and entertaining others.

He was predeceased by his first wife Nancy and his son Robert. He's survived by his wife Judith; sons William, Richard, and Steven Lonergan; step-daughters Elizabeth Worthington, Ellen Barnes, and "honorary" step-daughter Melanie Lee; three grandchildren Lisa, Shawn, and Adam Lonergan; a step-granddaughter Adelaide Barnes; and three great-grandchildren.

SERVICES: A memorial service followed by a reception will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, September 14, at Havenwood, 33 Christian Ave., Concord, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, 238 Main St. Concord, NH 03301; The NH Food Bank, 700 E. Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, NH 03109 or to another charity supporting the homeless or the hungry.


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Published in Fosters from Sept. 11 to Sept. 14, 2018