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Edward R. Elwell
HARTLAND—Edward R. Elwell, 82, faithful husband and loving father and grandfather, died peacefully March 28, 2013 in Pittsfield, with his family at his side after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. He was born January 4, 1931 in Lynn, Massachusetts, a son of Edward and Ruth (Newhall) Elwell, Sr. On September 11, 1949, he married his childhood sweetheart, Barbara Frawley, at St. Patrick’s Church in Lynn, Massachusetts.

During the Korean War, he served in the U. S. Coast Guard as Seaman First Class. Later, Eddie was a home delivery milkman with H. P. Hood for 30 years in the Lynn area. The family moved to Pittsfield in 1978, and he was employed at Maine Cascade Iron Works, Trustworthy Hardware, and Irving Tanning before retiring. He will be fondly remembered by the many employees and patrons at Bud’s Shop & Save where he was employed as a bagger after his retirement.

Throughout his life, he was an avid gardener and built a small greenhouse where he raised seedlings that were popular with many local gardeners. He was proud of his large vegetable garden and blueberry bushes.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Barbara of Hartland; 3 sons and their wives, Edward and Nancy of Merrimac, MA, Richard and Gail of Ipswich, MA, and Kevin and Beth of Berwick; 2 daughters and their husbands, Evelyn and Samuel Uyemura of Torrance, CA and Karen and James Allen of Pittsfield, and a special daughter-in-law Joanne Elwell of Hartland; 2 brothers, Arthur of Exeter, NH and John and wife Brenda of Lynn, MA; 2 sisters and their husbands, Charlotte and Peter Beaton of Salem, MA and Dorothy and James Hyde of Lynn, MA; 15 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Elizabeth; and 2 sisters, Ruth and Christine.

The family would like to thank the staff of Pittsfield Rehab and Nursing for the loving and professional care they provided.

Funeral services will be held 2 P.M. Tuesday, April 2nd, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport with the Rev. Fr. James Murray officiating. Friends may call from 1 P.M. until the time of services. Spring burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Food Bank, P. O. Box 1807, Auburn, ME 04211. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

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