Edward Anson Plumley, 93, died peacefully in the comfort and care of his family at his residence in Framingham on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, following a period of declining health. He was born in Ludlow, Vt., on Nov. 15, 1919,the son of the late Edward Albert Plumley and Mary Jewett (Hemenway) Plumley. Mr. Plumley was the beloved husband for 72 years of Irene Fairbanks (Goddard) Plumley of Framingham. He was the devoted father of Susan Walker and her husband, Sandy Cheyne, of Bellingham, Carolyn Gross and her husband, David, of Eugene, Ore., and E. Steven Plumley and his wife, Jane, of Enfield, N.H. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Charles Plumley. Edward spent his formative years in Ludlow, Vt., and resided in Sudbury from 1949 until 1978. In 1978, he moved to Framingham with his family, were he had been a resident until his death. He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor of science in civil engineering. He served his country proudly with the United States Navy as a lieutenant, both in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1981 after more than 40 years of dedicated service as the vice president of New England Power Service which is now known as National Grid. He and his wife, Irene, enjoyed traveling in their motor home throughout the United States and also traveled extensively throughout Europe. He was a faithful man who dedicated his life to his church and was an active and original member of the Wellesley Park Assembly of God Church in Natick and Wayland which has become Celebration International Church in Wayland. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Sunday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m., at Celebration International Church, 6 Loker St., Wayland. followed by an ice cream social which he enjoyed during his lifetime. Visiting hours have been omitted. Private family interment will be held in the Plumley family lot in Wadsworth Cemetery in Sudbury. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that memorial gifts in his memory be sent to the Celebration International Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of Wayland. For online-condolences please visit www.johncbryantfuneralhome.com.
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Published in MetroWest Daily News from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2012