Edward C. Reardon of Medway passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, May 18, at age 87. He was the son of the late John H. and Caroline (Wilson) Reardon of Medway. He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 62 years, Ann (Doherty). He was the devoted father of Kathleen Hickey and Mary Jane Burke of Medway and Ted Reardon of Uxbridge, and their spouses Paul Hickey, Roland Burke, and Milanka Reardon. He was the loving Poppa of ten grandchildren: Kristin (Hickey) Babinski of Hopedale; Elizabeth (Hickey) Economo of Fitchburg; Gregory Hickey of Boston; Kevin and Kate Hickey of Medway; Shannon and Sallyann Burke of Medway; and Kristina, Julie, and Andy Reardon of Uxbridge. He was the adoring Poppa of four great-grandchildren: Allison, Emily, and Samantha Babinski of Hopedale and Jake Edward Economo of Fitchburg. He is survived by his brothers: Robert Reardon of Marietta, GA; William Reardon of Medway and retired Judge Joseph Reardon of Centerville. He was pre-deceased by his brother John Reardon, Jr. Ed was a 1943 graduate of Medway High School, and after serving honorably for four years in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he attended the Boston Business Institute. He owned Reardon Insurance Agency in Medway for 45 years, and he developed many homes in Charles River Park. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church his entire life and served in the St. Joseph's Men's Club. An avid historian, he was a proud member of the Sons of the American Revolution and traced his family history back to the 1600s. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Medway American Legion, the VFW, and Disabled Veterans. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Wednesday, May 23 from the Ginley-Crowley Funeral Home, 3 Barber St. in Medway (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) at 9:15 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Church, 151 Village St. in Medway at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Edward C. Reardon Memorial Scholarship c/o Jennifer Lisk, Medway High School, 88 Summer St., Medway, MA 02053.
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Published in The Country Gazette from May 21 to May 28, 2012