Born in Boston to the late Edward and Ethel (Stanford) Walsh, he was a graduate of Newton High School. He served his country in the United States Air Force, Army, and National Guard.
Edward worked many years in communications for New England Telephone as project manager engineer from which he retired in 1990.
He was an avid sailor. He enjoyed racing and cruising the coast of Maine and to Bermuda. He was a longtime member and past commodore of Jubilee Yacht Club. He taught Power Squadron on the North Shore for many years.
In addition to his wife, Edward is survived by his six daughters, June Blanchette and her husband Michael of Danvers, Laura Geary and her husband Bill of Salem, Karen Weisman and her husband Michael of Richmond, Maine, Maureen Pelletier and her husband Steven of Beverly, Heidi Farris and her husband Joseph of Pelham, N.H., and Nancy Garvey and her late husband Edward of Beverly; brother Fazel Ahmed of Vt.; sister Dorothy Watson of Plymouth; 21 grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; and many other nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services for Edward will be held privately. Arrangements by Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Edward’s name to Kaplan Family Hospice House – Care Dimensions or Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea Church. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
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