Dr. Edward W. Herbert, II, 84 of Brewster died peacefully on Saturday March 1st, 2014 at his home surrounded by his large family and in a strange twist of fate died on the same day as his daughter Marcy also of Brewster. He was the beloved husband of Patricia L Herbert for 60 years who previously died August, 9th 2011. Edward was born December, 12 1929 to Edward W. Herbert Sr. and Anna Imelda Sheehan Herbert in Waterbury CT. and was raised there. He was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier elementary 1943, Sacred Heart high school 1947, St. Thomas Seminary 1950, Fairfield University 1952, MA from UCONN 1965 and his PhD from Syracuse University 1968. He was a fifth grade teacher and guidance counselor, professor and director of the overseas graduate program in Germany and Italy through Boston University, Dean of International University of Puerto Rico, Provost at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, Dean of academic affairs at St. Francis University, Joliet Illinois. In 1984 he moved to Brewster where he had a private practice as a psychologist and for many years worked for the N ew Bedford Schools evaluating children (which he loved). He retired at the age of 80. Edward was the loving father of 10 children; Ned (Sandy) of Norfolk, , Kim (Tip) Galer of Midway, Utah, Tara (Ashley) Cousins of Groton, Mass., Marcy of Brewster, Rick (Verla) of Tucson , AZ., Justin (Janice) of Abilene, TX., Kristin (Michael) Folcik of Naples, Fla., Brendan (Ann) of Barnstable, MA., Kyle (Paige) of Salt Lake City, Utah and Josh (Liz) of Darien, CT. He also leaves 5 nieces and nephews, 26 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 2 more who will be born soon. He was a brother to William Herbert (Carol) of Wilmington, VT. and brother in-law of Jackie Bredice who died in 1991. Edward enjoyed reading, trivia, traveling, taking his wife shopping and dining at their favorite Cape restaurants. An animal lover, he had many pets throughout the years, including great danes, poodles, chihuahuas, cats and horses. Most of all, he loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He will forever be remembered as Dad, Daddy, Grampa, Grampy and Grambo. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Cape Church in Brewster on Friday, March 28th at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Brewster Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Cape Cod, 434 Route 134, Suite D-3, South Dennis, MA. 02660. Notes of comfort and condolence may be made to his family at www. MorrisOConnorBlute.com
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Published in The Cape Codder from Mar. 26 to Apr. 2, 2014