Edward J. Callahan Jr.
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Edward J. Callahan, Jr., age 86, of Abington, formerly of Mashpee and Quincy, died peacefully, Tuesday, September 1, 2020, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. Edward was born in Dorchester, to the late Mary M. (Regan) and Edward J. Callahan, Sr. He was raised in Saint Peters Parish in Dorchester and was a graduate of the Dorchester High School for Boys, Class of 1951. Edd had lived in Abington for seven years, previously in Mashpee for twenty years, and Quincys Houghs Neck for over twenty-five years. He was also a winter resident of The Villages, Fla. for several years. Edd was proud to have served in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class, assigned to Patrol Squadron Twenty-Nine, during the Korean conflict. He received numerous commendations, including the Naval Aircrewman Insignia with Combat Star, Good Conduct Medal, China Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. He was employed as a switchman for the New England Telephone Company for thirty years and had served as a union officer. Edd was a founder and board member of the TSO Golf Association. He was dedicated to his family and enjoyed supporting their many activities and accomplishments. Beloved husband for sixty-two years of Margaret M. Peg (Dalrymple) Callahan. Devoted father of Edward J. Callahan III and his wife Patricia of Bridgewater, Kathleen M. Callahan of Abington, Susan M. Milone and her husband John of Quincy, Marie E. Brinkmann and her husband Paul of Weymouth, and Robert J. Callahan, Lt. Col., USMC, Ret. and his wife Ivana of N.H. Loving Poppy of thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Monday, September 7, from 2-4 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Trinity Parish at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1015 Sea Street, Quincy on Tuesday, September 8, at 10:30 a.m. Due to current restrictions, there is limited occupancy at the church. Interment, with military honors, will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:45 p.m. Services are operating in accordance with current guidelines. In lieu of flowers, donations in Edds memory may be made to The Arc of the South Shore, Attn: Development Office, 20 Pond Park Road, Hingham, MA 02043. In Edd's words - "If you need me, I'll call ya." You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.

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Published in The Mariner from Sep. 4 to Sep. 16, 2020.
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September 10, 2020
Peg, our condolences to you and your family for your loss. I envision Ed up there sitting around a campfire, talking war strategies with WWII generals. Hope you all have a basket full of great memories that make you smile for having loved him.
Marilyn and Robert Paluszak
Marilyn Paluszak
September 6, 2020
Condolences to the Callahan family, the friendship of our parents lasted so long and I know meant a lot to my mother, who often talks about the “telephone crowd” and the few vacations we took together in Mashpee. I remember your father as being quiet but witty. i am sure he will be missed. Take care.
Sheila Mulholland Preece
September 5, 2020
Edd was a great friend and neighbor here on Cape Cod for over 20 years. He will be truly missed by all.
Collette and Bud Shaw
September 4, 2020
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September 4, 2020
Mr. Callahan,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USN during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

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Mike Casey
September 4, 2020
Ed and Patty, and Callahan family,
Carolyn and I were very sorry to hear of the loss of your father.
May God bless all of you during this painful time.
Peter and Carolyn McDermott
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