WALLINGFORD - Edward F. Cornell, Jr., 94, of Wallingford passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 27, 2014. He was a loving, faithful husband of 58 years to Mary Anne Cornell, who preceded him in death.
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Born in West Haven on Jan. 3, 1920, son of the late Edward F. Cornell, Sr., and Anna Kaufelds Cornell; obtained his bachelor's degree in pharmacy from UConn and served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a pharmacist mate. Mr. Cornell was the owner and operator of the former Edward's Pharmacy of West Haven and later worked as the senior pharmacist for ShopRite until his retirement. He was a model train and photography enthusiast.
He is survived by his son, the Rev. Edward (Margaret) Cornell III; daughters, Barbara (Gerald) Hamper and Victoria (Edward) Robinson; three grandchildren, Geoffrey Cornell (Michele Mahoney), Christopher (Tanya) Cornell and Carissa Orlando; and two great-grandchildren, Tobias and Fiona Cornell. He was predeceased by his sisters, Dorothy Hammel, Kathryn "Louise" Mahan and Mary "May" Cornell.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service. Interment with full military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Missionary Society of CT. United Church of Christ, 125 Sherman Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105; The Door Christian Fellowship Children's Ministry, 1350 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78227 or The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.
North Haven Funeral Home, Inc.
36 Washington Avenue North Haven, CT 06473-2309
Published in The Record-Journal on May 7, 2014