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GUILFORD- Edwin Thomas Edes, 79, died February 2, 2011, at a Dover-Foxcroft nursing home. He was born June 7, 1931, in Guilford, son of William and Edith (Wilkinson) Edes.

He graduated from Guilford High School, class of 1949. Ed served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and then worked for the telephone company for over 32 years. He was a member of the Conner-Trafton American Legion Post in Guilford for many years.

He was predeceased by his wife, Avis (Burgess) Edes; and a daughter, Anine Burgess.

He is survived by his children, Thomas Edes and his wife, Laurie of Glenburn, Karine "Kitty" Downs and her husband, Gary of E. Dover, William Edes and his companion Maureen Trefethen and family of Monson; a daughter-in-law, Doris Edes of Eastbrook, and Robert Edes and his wife, Marnie of E. Dover; 6 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Guilford Center Cemetery, followed by a celebration of his life at the river. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Guilford Center Baptist Church, c/o Carolyn Campbell, 368 Blaine Ave., Guilford, ME 04443.

Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to

A graveside committal service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 12:30 PM at the Guilford Center Cemetery for Edwin T. Edes of Guilford, with Pastor Ray Beless officiating. Edwin left this world on February 2, 2011 to join the love of his life, and wife of 58 years, Avis B. Edes. A celebration of his life will be held at 416 Water Street, Guilford, also known as “The River”, directly following the service. All are welcome. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to

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