Edwin W. Thurston, 88, of Heritage of Framingham, formerly of Sudbury, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, Natick. Born on Feb. 27, 1924 in Whitman, Edwin was the son of the late Frank and Jennie (Estes) Thurston and the husband of the late Ingrid (Jacobsen). He was the father of Kristine Thurston and her husband, Myles Halsband, of Sudbury; grandfather of Benjamin Halsband of Framingham and Elena Halsband of Baltimore, Md.; and the brother of the late Ralph Thurston and Frances Porter. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Edwin graduated from Whitman High School with the class of 1943. He served in the Navy during WWII and received bachelors and masters degrees in performing arts from Staley College in Boston. He worked for WNSC and WEEZ television and radio in the 1950s and performed in local theater productions from 1980 to 2007. Edwins funeral will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m., at Duckett-J.S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road (Rte. 20), Sudbury. Interment is Sunday, Dec. 16., at 11 a.m., in Fern Hill Cemetery in Hanson. Visitation is Monday, Dec. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Edwins memory may be made to the JFK Library, 220 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125, Gateway Arts in Brookline, 62 Harvard St. #2, Brookline, MA 02445 or Supportive Living Inc., 400 West Cummings Park, Suite 6100, Woburn, MA 01801. For additional information and to leave condolences, please visit www.duckett-waterman.com.
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Published in MetroWest Daily News on Dec. 9, 2012