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Edward F. Leyden, Jr.

Edward F. Leyden, Jr.

Edward F. Leyden, Jr.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Edward F. Leyden, Jr., who passed away on Sunday, February 2nd after a long illness at The Villages at Willow Crossing in Mansfield, MA at 95 years.  A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, February 7th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in Our Lady of Grace Church (59 Nichols St., Chelsea) at 10:30 a.m.  Mr. Leyden was born & raised in Revere.  He was educated in Revere and was a graduate of the Class of 1938.  He entered the United States Navy in June of 1943, hoping to serve hiscountryproudly overseas, but due to a medical condition, he was Honorably Discharged shortly that same year.  After leaving the service, he had worked several jobs before beginning a career at Buck Printing Company, where he worked for 30+ years as a “Lithographer.”  Mr. Leyden had married his love, Barbara A (Herron), in 1948 and immediately settled in Everett and began to start their family.  Mr. Leyden was known to be a “quiet man” but his actions spoke volumes of the man that he was.  He was very industrious and was known to build homes and could fix anything; he was a testament of the “Greatest Generation.”  He and his wife were very proud parishioners and supporters of Our Lady of Grace Church.  He retired at age 65 and continued to stay busy with one of his biggest joys in his life, his 11 grandchildren.  In 1990, Mr. Leyden lost his daughter, Kathleen, to her battle with cancer.  On December 26th, 1991, he lost his dear wife Barbara.  He continued to stay faithful and active; he occupied his time with his children and grandchildren.  He would often spend his summers down on Cape Cod with his family.  He is the beloved husband of   43 years to the late Barbara A. (Herron).  Loving father of Edward F. Leyden, III & his wife Norma of North Reading, William P. Leyden & his wife Jenne of Medford, Carol Leyden-Otto & her husband David G. of Mansfield, and the late Kathleen A. Leyden.  He is the cherished grandfather of: Michael Leyden, Michelle Coscia & her husband David, Daniel Leyden, Scott Leyden, Brian Leyden & his wife Amanda, Kristine Leyden, Christopher Otto, Kevin Otto, Sean Otto, Caitlin Otto & Ryan Otto.  He is the adored great-grandfather of Lilly Leyden & Jonah Coscia.  He is the brother of Joan Derba of Lexington, the late Frederick V. Leyden, Alice Harney & Phyllis L. Miller. He is the brother-in-law of  Marilyn B.“Marney” Leyden. Also lovingly survived by many loving nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.  Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Past member of the Knights of Columbus Council #179. 


Visiting Hours

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 from 5 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church (Chelsea).


Woodlawn Cemetery (Everett,MA).

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  1. Melanie and Bob Coia
    Feb 4 2014

    Carol,Dave,Chris, Kevin,Sean,Caitlin and Ryan, our sympathies go out to all of you. What a dedicated family you were to your dad/grandfather. You now have another star to shine down on you and another guardian angel to watch over you with pride.

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