SOUTHAMPTON - Edward Nied, Jr., 63, died Thursday Nov. 7, 2013 at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.
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He was born in Middletown, Conn., May 7, 1950, the son of the late Edward Sr. and Madelene Northrup Nied. He attended Easthampton Schools and graduated from Easthampton High School Class of 1968.
He entered the United States Air Force, serving during the Vietnam Era. He was discharged after serving four years with the rank of Sergeant. Edward was employed as a machinist with Industrial Precision Inc. of Westfield. He was a member of the American Legion Post 224 of Easthampton, the Brotherhood of the Grey Beard Bikers, American Legion Riders and the Vietnam Veterans Association 111. He was also a member of the Southampton Conservation Commission.
Ed also loved photography, nature and most of all, his family.
Edward is survived by his wife Mary (Craig) Nied; two daughters, Sara Nied of Chicopee, Jennifer Wendolowski and her husband Scott of Hatfield; a granddaughter Megan Wendolowski; an Aunt, Margaret Tarasiewisz; and cousins Tom Tarasiewisz and Mary Ellen Metro, along with several sister and brother-in-laws and nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Thursday Nov. 14, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 Park Street, Easthampton. Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at St. Mary's Cemetery in Westfield.
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Mitchell Funeral Home
15 Park Street Easthampton, MA 01027
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Nov. 12, 2013