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Edward A. Holden

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, September 4th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Edward A. Holden, who passed unexpectedly on Thursday August 30th at the Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living of Peabody, following a brief illness. His funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 5th at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service in the First Congregational Church, 26 County Rd., Chelsea at 11:00 a.m., and immediately followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born, raised & schooled in Chelsea, Edward was a magna cum laude alumnus of Chelsea High School, Class of 1949. He is listed in Chelsea’s Hall of Fame with superior & excelled performance in sports, particularly in Football & Track. During his tenure at Chelsea High, he held position of the “Captain” of the Football Team and in the 1930s thru the 1940s, Chelsea High, held an enviable title within the ranks of High School Sports. Most of his working career with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was as a Stationary Engineer within the Boiler Room Division. Edward has long enjoyed the art of motorcycle riding & racing. His adventures were not just confined to Massachusetts, instead, he thrived on planned and spontaneous excursions throughout the country. He was a long-time member of the Army National Guard of the USA, serving from January 3, 1951 thru June 16, 1956 at the time of the Korean Conflict, as a “Specialist 3rd Class” with Co. K-182nd Infantry. He was most proud of his military service & maintained friendships from that time of his life.

He is the beloved husband of the late Barbara J. (Homer) Holden, who died on October 27, 2011. He is the cherished father to Scott A. Holden & his wife Catherine L. of Peabody & Laura J. Holden of Chelsea. He is the devoted grandfather of Cameron E. Holden & his companion Stacey Murphy of Derry, N.H. & Dylan R. Holden of Salem. He is the dear uncle of Mary Baldwin & Frank Briercheck, both of Melbourne, FL and Charles Baldwin of Mountain View, CA. He was also the proud brother of the late Alexander R. Holden & the late Edna Briercheck.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, September 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday. September 5th at 11:00 a.m. in the First Congregational Church, Chelsea


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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