Edwin PeaseNovember 23, 1927 ~ April 5, 2017 (age 89)
Oakham - Edwin Pease, 89, formally of North Brookfield, MA died peacefully in his sleep at his home on April 5, 2017.
Edwin is survived by his loving wife Jane D. (Canning) Pease; his twin daughters, Laura and Leona Pease of Oakham; his son, Laurance Pease of West Brookfield and West Virginia; granddaughter, Samantha Pimentel and her husband Christian; his beloved great granddaughter, Elizabeth of Kansas (who's birthday is the same date as his); and step grandson, Eric Meissner of Shelborn Falls. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Marion and her husband, Gordon Heckman of Brookfield.
Born in 1927 to Dr. Milman and Laura (Salsman) Pease in Lynn, MA he lived in Brookfield from 1933 to 1959. He married the love of his life, Jane D. (Canning) Pease in 1956. They moved to and raised their family at "Pease Corner" in North Brookfield until moving to Oakham in 2005.
Edwin graduated from Brookfield High School after serving his country in the Navy aboard the North Carolina BB55. He was employed by Harrington Richardson, where he targeted M-1 rifles for the military. He later worked in the tool room and quality control for Hamilton Standard of Conn.; George Meyers, Worcester; and Smith Valve of Worcester and Westborough retiring in 1990.
He was a passionate hunter, fisherman, and traveler. He shared his love for the outdoors with his three children, which served them well in their lives. He enjoyed talking to people he met while fishing, camping, and traveling; happily sharing his fishing knowledge and stories with other. He made life-long friends in this way.
Edwin was active in various sporting clubs, including the North Brookfield Sportsmans' Club, Hamilton Rod and Gun Club, and New England Fly-tiers. He was also a 50 year member of the New Braintree Grange. He enjoyed reunions and friendships with his ship mates from the North Carolina Battleship Association.
He always said how lucky he was in his life to have family, good friends and acquaintances with whom he kept in touch, especially best friend Dave from work and all of his wonderful hunting and fishing buddies.
Another favorite saying of his was "God protects drunks and fools and I don't drink". Even in the end, God protected him and took him peacefully. The world will be a less bright because he is no longer here.
The family would like to thank the Dr. Nicholas Fillipon and Dr. Nichole Lynn Fillipon and the emergency departments at Harrington Memorial Hospital and U Mass Medical Center.
“Do not stand by my grave and weep, I am not there I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamonds glint on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.”
A Memorial Service for Edwin is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00AM at the Oakham Congregational Church, 4 Coldbrook Rd. in Oakham. Rev. Russell Arnold will officiate the service, and a reception will follow in the church hall. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ed's life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oakham Congregational Church, 4 Coldbrook Rd., Oakham, MA 01068, the Oakham Council on Aging, Oakham Town Hall, 2 Coldbrook Rd., Unit #4, Oakham, MA 01068, or a charity of your choice. Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., West Brookfield is assisting his family with arrangements.
Oakham Congregational Church
4 Coldbrook Road, Oakham MA 01068
Oakham Council on Aging
Oakham Town Hall, 2 Coldbrook Road., Unit #4, Oakham MA 01068