Francis B. Edwards, of Abington, born Oct. 26, 1921, entered into eternal rest Monday, July 28, 2014, at Colonial Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Weymouth. Francis was born in Rockland and worked for several years at Boston Mutual Life Insurance as well as John Hancock Insurance. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy and was a World War II veteran. He was a member of the Abington VFW for many years. He was an avid runner and enjoyed playing golf, Spencers cheese pizza, and spending time with his family. Francis was predeceased by his loving wife, Miriam A. Edwards, and his cherished daughter, Margaret Peggy Thomas. He is survived by his son, John F. Edwards and his partner Donna OBrien of Randolph; his granddaughter, Lisa Bitsacos and her wife Christina Bitsacos of Agawam; grandchildren, Matthew, Nicholas, and Heather Thomas of Florida; brother and sister-in-law, David and Dolly LeBrun; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Clawson family for their continual care and support of Auntie and Uncle. There will be a service for his family and friends held in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth St. (Rte. 58 at the rotary circle), Whitman, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. There will be a calling hour from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and a service immediately following at 11:30 a.m. Francis will then be laid to rest at 1:45 in the Massachusetts National Cemetery on Connery Ave., in Bourne. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.blanchardfc.com.
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Blanchard Funeral Chapel
666 Plymouth Street
Whitman, MA 02382
Published in The Enterprise on Aug. 2, 2014