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Edward L. ALEXIS


1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Edward L. ALEXIS Obituary


Edward L. Alexis, 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, (March 29, 2014) at Blair Manor in Enfield, CT. On this day, Eddie was reunited with his wife Anna. Edward was born in New York, NY on April 10, 1923 to the late Emanuel and Efterpi (Theologitis) Alexis. Edward was a devoted and loving husband to Anna (Cappa) Alexis for 69 years, until her death on May 14, 2012. He is survived by his two faithful daughters, Connie A. Houde and her husband, Robert of West Hartford, CT and Michele A. Tracey and her husband Larry of Enfield, CT. Ed was admired by his four grandchildren, Theresa Solesky and her husband David, of Fort Pierce, FL, Andrea Gately and her husband Stephen of Bedford, NH, Zachary Houde and his wife Linda of West Hartford, CT and Melissa Egan and her husband Timothy of Enfield, CT. The light of his life were his great-grandchildren, Chase Solesky, Patrick Gately, Christopher Gately, Zoe Houde, Olivia Egan and Isabella Egan. Edward grew up in Brooklyn, NY with six brothers and sisters. Alexander, Paul, Constantine, William and Eva Alexis who predeceased him. He is survived by his sister Mary Palech. After proudly serving in the United States Army, Edward married his true love Anna on January 15, 1943. They resided in Hartford, CT with their two daughters and then moved to East Hartford, CT, where they resided for 45 years. Most recently, Ed lived at Atria Hamilton Heights in West Hartford, CT and Blair Manor in Enfield, CT. Ed was employed as the shop foreman at Argo Industries for many years until his retirement. In addition, he owned and operated L & A Electric Boiler Repair Company for more than 40 years. Ed enjoyed playing cards, teaching his grandchildren how to play cribbage and enjoyed trips to the casino with Anna. He enjoyed spending his summer vacations at the shore. He was a loyal UCONN women's basketball fan. He was an avid gardener and loved to fish. Ed won the Windsor, CT Shad Fishing Derby. Ed also served as the treasurer of the New England Traffic Association. Edward was a devout Catholic, he was a long-time faithful communicant of St. Patrick-St. Anthony's Church in Hartford, CT. Ed served as the head usher at the 4 pm Mass on Saturday for more than 40 years. Ed, (Dad), (Pop) will be dearly missed by his family. He was a loving, devoted, hard working role model who always put his family first. His family would like to express their gratitude to the caring staff at Blair Manor for their compassion, love, professionalism and support. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick- St. Anthony Church, Hartford. Entombment will take place following at St. Mary's Cemetery Burnside Ave., East Hartford. The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, April 1 from 4-7 p.m. at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home 136 South Main St., West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Edward's name may be made to St. Patrick- St. Anthony Church, 285 Church St. Hartford, CT 06103. For online condolences and direction please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com


Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 31, 2014
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