Donald M. Edwards(1931 - 2014)

Donald Mitchell "Mitch" Edwards, 82, of Cobalt, husband of Diana (Atkinson) Edwards died Thursday April 11th at Middlesex Hospital Hospice. Born Oct. 30, 1931 in Plainville he was the son of the late Donald R. and Bernice M. (Mitchell) Edwards. Mitch had lived in both Plainville and Hartford before moving to Cobalt in 1975. He proudly served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a Past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Plainville, and had retired from Southern New England Telephone Company. Known as Mitch to most and Dad to a couple of lucky girls, Mitch was an avid hunter, fisherman and overall outdoorsman. He served his country proudly as an Air Force Communications Specialist during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he joined the Masons and became a Master of the Plainville Masonic Lodge. He married Diana in 1977 and they spent 37 fun filled and adventurous years together. Mitch retired from SNET in 1986 to be a stay at home dad for his two youngest daughters, Jessica and Kristin. He also spent many summers camping at Cape Cod with Jess and Krissy as well as a yearly family vacation to Pensacola, FL to visit his sister Nan. He enjoyed traveling and taking hunting trips to Alaska, Montana, and British Columbia among other locations. Those who knew him knew he was a straight shooter who was mostly quiet but had a quick witted sense of humor. To know him was to love him and he will be missed by all. Besides his wife he is survived by his three daughters Donna Edwards of Reno, NV, Jessica Roy of Middletown, Kristin Bombaci of East Hampton, and his three grandchildren Cassandra, Lilly and Mitchell. He was predeceased by a sister Nanette Villard. Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home on Wednesday April16th from 10AM until 11AM. A memorial service will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Weiss Hospice Unit c/o Middlesex Hospital Department of Philanthropy 55 Crescent St. Middletown, CT 06457. To leave online condolences please visit

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Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 15, 2014