Edward "Hagar" Cunningham, 52, of Vernon, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday (February 10, 2013). Born in Toronto, Canada, the son of Joan (Fitzpatrick) Cunningham of Lexington, AL and the late Patrick Cunningham, he grew up and lived in Manchester and Bolton before moving to Vernon years ago. He served in the U.S. Army after graduating from Manchester High School, Class of 1978. He was employed at CT Roofing Reps, Inc. in East Berlin and also was an instructor at NETTTS in Somers for 11 years, where he on numerous occasions won Instructor of the Year. He was an avid bowler, with a perfect 300 game and belonged to the Guys and Dolls League with Spare Time Bowling Alley in Vernon. Hagar was a very kind and gentle man who helped everyone. In addition to his mother, Ed is survived by two brothers and a sister; several nieces and nephews; his goddaughter, Krystal Roye and her husband Joshua of Vernon; his godson, Robbie Hanson and his son Bradon of Norwich; and the three children, who won his heart, Nadiya, Sarah and Jay Chaudhary of Bolton.
Memorial calling hours will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 12 - 2 p.m. at the Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon, following a celebration of his life at the VFW located at 608 E. Center Street, Manchester, CT 06040. For online condolences and guest book, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.