Edward J. Healey, 75
Worcester - Edward J. Healey, 75, of Worcester, died Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at his home after a long illness.
He leaves his wife of 52 years, Patricia M. (Lareau) Healey; four sons, LtCol Daniel Healey USMC (ret.) and his wife Sheila of Richmond, Texas, Thomas Healey and his wife Lisa of Auburn, John Healey and his wife Lorrie of Millbury, and LtCol E.J. Healey USMC and his wife Lynn of Stuttgart, Germany, and eleven grandchildren, Conor, Seamus, Sinead, Breccan and Maeve Healey, Matthew, Leah and Amanda Healey, Nicholas Healey, and Megan and Edward J. Healey III.
His son Michael Healey passed away in 2006. His sister Dorothy J. Jacubouis passed away in 2010.
Ed was born in Worcester, son of Raymond F. and Miriam C. (Conway) Healey and lived in Worcester all his life.
He graduated from South High School and Fitchburg State College. He earned his Master's Degree in Education at Worcester State College where he also did additional graduate work.
Ed was a teacher on the staff at the Holliston High School for 39 years, before retiring. He belonged to several professional organizations.
Ed was a member of St. Stephen's Parish and the former St. Margaret Mary Parish where he was a lector and chairperson of the Parish Council for many years. He was also a volunteer with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.
Ed was a skilled carpenter and an avid sports fan. He enjoyed travelling. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved attending his sons' sporting events. He later watched countless games, shows and recitals of his cherished grandchildren.
The Healey family wishes to thank his longtime home caregivers, Wanda and Ellen, for their commitment and compassionate treatment of Ed.
Calling hours are Friday, November 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral will be Saturday, November 14, from the funeral home with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen's Church, 357 Grafton St., Worcester. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Worcester.
The family suggests memorial donations to assist those with Guillain-Barré Syndrome in care of the GBS-CIPD Foundation International, 104½ Forrest Ave., Narberth, PA 19072 (www.GBS-CIPD.org
), or to St. Stephen's Parish, 16 Hamilton St., Worcester, MA 01604.