Edward A. Glasheen, Sr. Print E-mail

Edward Arthur Glasheen, Sr.

Beloved, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend;

Edward Arthur Glasheen Sr., 85, of Seabrook Beach NH and Safety Harbor FL passed away suddenly on August 30, 2015 at his home.

He was the beloved husband and college sweetheart of Barbara M. (Burke) Glasheen having just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 20th.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 4, 1930, the son of the late Harry and the late Anastasia (Welch) Glasheen, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate from Lowell High School in the Class of 1949. Ed was also a star athlete in high school as a member of both the track and baseball teams.

Ed went on to graduate from Lowell Technical Institute (nka U/Mass Lowell) in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering.

Prior to his retirement in 1992, he worked as a Production Manager at BLH Electronics in Canton MA for many years.

An avid pilot, golfer, reader, painter, and “inventor” in his retirement, Ed also supported the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Rays. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family who will miss him dearly.

He is survived by Edward Glasheen Jr, and his wife Diana (Doyle) of Belgrade ME, Marigail Glasheen of Merrimack NH, Timothy Glasheen and his wife Jeanne (Tourville) of Pelham NH, Thomas Glasheeen Sr. and his wife Susan (Finn) of Hudson NH, and Richard Glasheen and his wife Carol (Leary) of Hudson NH. He also leaves nine grandchildren Kelly (Glasheen) Freitas, Drew Glasheen, Katie Glasheen, Thomas “TJ” Glasheen Jr, Brett Glasheen, Molly Glasheen, Sarah Glasheen, Hannah Glasheen, and Alicia Glasheen.  He is also survived by his brother Richard and his wife Rita of Smithtown, NY; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother Henry and sister Mary Lang.

Friends may call for a Memorial Visitation at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9 to 11 A.M. Thursday. His Memorial Funeral Mass will follow at ST. MARGARET CHURCH in LOWELL at 11:30 A.M. E-condolences/directions at odonnellfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Edward A. Glasheen, Sr. to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.jimmyfund.org/gift.
Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

Condolences (5)
  • Terri and Anu
    Tim, we are so sorry for your family's loss. May God continue to lift you up and strengthen your heart with the promise of eternal life and love. Sincerely, Anu and Terri
  • Susan and Dennis Kelly  - Marigail
    So sorry for your loss. We are both thinking of you. If we can do anything let us know.
  • Mike Bialek
    Tom, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Khalil Gibran wrote, "When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." I will ask God to made a special place for Edward in the heavens so he may rest before he continues on his eternal journey. God bless, Mike
  • Mae and Ray Gregoire
    Uncle Ed was a terrific person! He was someone who you could talk to when the need was there. He will be missed! Love, Mae and Ray
  • Randy, Donna and Family  - Our Sincere Sympathy
    Very sorry. May great memories of a kind, happy, and loving husband, father, grand father, brother, and friend replace the sorrow of today. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Randy, Donna, and Family
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