ALBERT - Edward Charles, 77, of Keene, NH passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday evening June 15, 2013. Eddie was born November 26, 1935 in Brookline MA. He attended Michael Driscoll school followed by Brookline High School where he graduated from in 1954. Eddie attended University of Connecticut at Storrs Campus and received his bachelors degree in 1958. He served in the US Army starting in 1959 and was a First Lieutenant Transportation Corps when he was discharged in 1966. Eddie re-located to Long Island, New York in 1962 and taught Social Studies at Hicksville High School. He married Barbara Kozakiewicz in 1964. Eddie received his masters degree from UConn in 1970. In 1973 Eddie and his wife Barbara purchased the family summer home in Stoddard NH. As Eddie and Barbara were both school teachers the whole family spent the whole summer in Stoddard each year while raising their children. Eddie retired from teaching in1990 and in 1996 moved to Keene NH. In Keene Eddie was known by many from his involvement in democratic politics. From school board to City to State to National elections Eddie was known to be involved with campaigns. His involvement with the Cheshire County Democrats will not be forgotten from the Friday Lunch Group he created for fundraising and idea sharing to his activity as the "ticket agent" for local Democratic events. Cheshire County Democrats have presented Eddie with awards of recognition multiple times. He was dedicated in his efforts to help make the world a better place. Eddie was pre-deceased by his sister Eunice Cauper and his wife Barbara Albert. Survivors include his children Alicia O'Peirce and her husband Kevin of Honolulu HI, Ben Albert of Stoddard NH, second wife Rita Albert of Roslyn NY, and companion Barbara Kono of Brattleboro VT. An Open House will be held at Eddie's home, 380 Main Street, on Sunday June 23rd from 2 pm to 6 pm for acelebration of his life. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cheshire Democrats for a scholarship in Eddie's name. The Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH is assisting the family with these arrangements. This obituary is also available at www.foleyfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Newsday on June 21, 2013