Robert J. Edwards, at the age of 80, of Attleboro, died suddenly on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the Husband of the late Diane M. Edwards. Born in Attleboro, he was the son of the late Henry K. Edwards and the late Evelyn (Bergeron) Edwards. He had resided in Attleboro for the entirety of his life. He was a graduate of Attleboro High School.
Robert was a devoted employee for the Massachusetts Electric Company for 36 years, before retiring 23 years ago. Robert was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church, in Attleboro.
Robert is survived by his two sons, James M. Edwards and his partner, Lynne F. Crandall of West Boylston, and Michael R. Edwards, of Attleboro; two daughters, Lynn Coffey, and her husband Allan of Attleboro, and Bethany Edwards and partner Adam Reid, of Plymouth. In addition to his children, Robert is survived by his six grandchildren, Kaitlyn L. Edwards, Matthew R. Edwards, Nicholas M. Edwards and his long-time girlfriend Taylor Corey, Amanda L. Stroud, John G. Stroud II, and Jeremiah A. Coffey, and his step-grandchild, David Ellsworth. Additionally, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Bernadette Pina and her husband Richard, of Bellingham, as well as his sister-in-law, Barbara Edwards, of Norwich, Connecticut, along with several nieces and nephews. Robert was pre-deceased by his brothers Kenneth Edwards, John Edwards and his brother-in-law, Robert Almeida.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 4-8 PM at Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck Street, Attleboro. The funeral will be conducted on Friday, June 18, 2021 at 9 AM from the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 133 N. Main St., Attleboro. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery, Attleboro.
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Published by Sun Chronicle on Jun. 14, 2021.