Edward John Killeen, 62, of Ayer passed away April 5, 2012 as a result of a two-year battle with cancer. His friends and family were by his side when he drifted off to be with the lord. He was born to Robert and Bessie Killeen of Billerica MA on May 29th 1949. Ed was an alumnus of Billerica Memorial High School. Ed proudly served our country as a radar technician for the Army during the Vietnam War while stationed in Korea. Through his training he became involved in software diagnostics and eventually became a computer programmer for Wang Laboratories. In addition to programming and mechanics he also enjoyed sailing, camping, playing chess, writing, drawing, playing guitar, and carving walking sticks. He loved spending time with those around him and could pass numerous hours recounting many great stories from his life. His optimism through tough times is a quality he will always be remembered for. Ed is survived by his parents Robert and Bessie Killeen; his brother David Killeen; his sister Mary Ann Broden (Killeen); his sister Wendy Wright (Killeen); his ex-wife Diane Killeen; their son Robert Killeen and his wife Bethany and daughter Brynlee; their son Brian Killeen and his wife Natalie; and their son Christopher Killeen. A memorial service will be held on Sunday April 15th at 1pm in the 1st Congregational Church in Billerica, the church he attended with his family and had volunteered at as the youth group spiritual leader. At a later date, a private burial ceremony will be held at the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery in Agawam. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to The Jimmy Fund.
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Published in The Billerica Minutemen from Apr. 10 to Apr. 17, 2012