Ed Pelletier of the Country Oaks community in Chipley, FL went to be with the Lord on Aug. 15, 2014.
Born in Nashua, NH on April 30, 1925, he was raised in nearby Massachusetts where he resided until 1978. Ed moved to south Florida, where he met and married the love of his life, Mary Ann. When he retired in 1987, he and Mary Ann moved to the Country Oaks community, where in 1995 they helped establish the Country Oaks Volunteer Fire Department.
Raised a Catholic, Ed was a faithful servant of the Lord. Prior to his death, he was anointed by Father Dawson, the pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Chipley in 1987. Ed proudly served his country as a Marine during WWII in the Central Pacific arena as a member of the VMB612 squadron. Discharged as a Corporal, Ed and fellow WWII veterans established VFW Post #10085 in Norton, MA, where he maintained a life-time membership. He and Mary Ann attended many VMB squadron reunions from 1987 until 2008.
For fifteen years, Ed served as fire chief of the Country Oaks VFD; with other volunteers, they built a modern facility with OSHA approved apparatus that services a 25 sq-mile area in their rural community of southeast Washington County.
Besides his wife, Mary Ann, of thirty-five years, Ed is survived by a daughter, Judy Pelletier of Attleboro, MA; son Timothy (Barbara) Pelletier of Norton, MA; step-son Thomas (Donna) Wright of Cincinnati, OH; numerous grandchildren, great-grands, nieces, nephews, Mr. Penny (their cat) and many, many friends, who affectionately called him "Mr. Ed."
Family and friends will gather at the Country Oaks Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. for a "joyful" celebration of life to share memories and appreciation for someone who never stopped giving of himself.
Sincere thanks and gratitude to the ER and ICU staffs of NFCH in Chipley for taking good care of Mr. Ed, his wife, and the many visitors during Ed's final days. It's comforting to know those in the medical profession are willing to extend comfort and compassion to those in need. We're confident many family members and friends were present to welcome Ed at his final resting place. Obert Funeral Home in Chipley is in charge of arrangements; for further details please contact them.
Obert Funeral Home
1556 Brickyard Road
Chipley, Fla. 32428
Obert Funeral Home - Chipley
1556 Brickyard Road Chipley, FL 32428
Published in Panama City News Herald on Aug. 21, 2014