Edwin R. Atkinson

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Edwin R. Atkinson, 96, of Enfield, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in the comfort of his own home.

Edwin was born Aug. 12, 1921, in Maine, the son of the late William and Blanche Atkinson. Edwin proudly served our country as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, and later went on to serve in the U.S. Army. Edwin retired at the age of 83 as a truck driver and began a job after retirement with the Enfield Crossing Guard. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and he loved puzzles. Edwin enjoyed bird watching from his home.

Edwin is survived by four children, Julie Stevens, John Atkinson and his wife, Deborah, of Ashford, Jody Atkinson of Southbridge, Massachusetts, and Jerry Atkinson and his wife, Lynn, of East Windsor; a sister, Geraldine Hanley; 15 beloved grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Edwin was predeceased by a son, Eddie Atkinson Jr.; and a brother, Richard Atkinson.

Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for visitation hours Friday, June 15, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield. A service to celebrate Edwin's life will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Enfield Street Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Edwin may be sent to National Association of American Veterans, Inc., 1725 I Street NW, Suite 300 (Third Floor), Washington, D.C. 20006.

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Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels
61 South Road
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 749-2244
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Published in Journal Inquirer from June 14 to June 18, 2018
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