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Edward A. Cregg 

Loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, of Lowell, 73
 Edward A. Cregg, 73, a resident of Lowell passed away peacefully at Lowell General Hospital on April 23, 2017.  He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Needham) Cregg who survives him and who was the love of his life for 44 years.
 Ed was born in Lowell, MA on February 28, 1944, a son of the late James and the late Helen (Newell) Cregg, he was educated in the Lowell schools and immediately following graduation from Lowell High School in 1962, he honorably served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict.
 Upon his honorable discharge, Ed worked at Raytheon in Burlington as a procurement manager for over 25 years.
 His greatest love was spending time with family and friends, always ready to go for a coffee or a meal especially having breakfast with his childhood buddies and brothers sharing stories of past-time.  He was extremely proud to be from a large family of 13 children, growing up in the Highlands section of Lowell and had a ton “Lowell Pride”.  He was a history buff, loved family vacations, traveling and watched the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics religiously. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren and going to Lowell High football games on Friday nights. Eddie (aka Voodoo and Vamp) was a standout football player at Lowell High School and was a member of the 1961 Superbowl team that went to the Gator Bowl in Florida. “Big” Ed may be best known for his sense of wit and humor, having what most refer to as the gift of gab and his extremely keen and sharp memory. 
 In addition to his wife Pat, Ed is survived by a son Jason and his wife Liz; a daughter Julie and her companion Ronnie; six grandchildren Brady, Kacey, Mia, Leah, Ryan and Owen; three sisters Donna Cregg Morris, Dorothy Sears and Charlotte Spinney and her husband Jack; three brothers John Cregg and his wife Karen, Eugene Cregg, and Frank Cregg and his companion Michelle; three sisters-in-law Vivian Cregg, Joanne Cregg and Priscilla Cregg; and many nieces and nephews. 
 Ed is predeceased by his siblings: James Cregg Jr., Robert Cregg Sr., Kevin Cregg Sr., Joan Ciardello, Eleanor Sine, and David Cregg Sr., brothers-in-law Frank Sine and Tom Ciardello and sisters-in-law Terry Cregg and Joan Cregg.
      Ed’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at the Blaire House for the loving care they bestowed upon him during his time there. 
      Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 Pawtucket St at Fletcher from 3 until 7 PM on Wednesday. His Funeral Service will be celebrated on Thursday morning at ST. ANNE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 14 Treble Cove Rd, North Billerica at 10 o’clock. (KINDLY MEET AT CHURCH). Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in TEWKSBURY. E-condolences/directions at
www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. For those who wish, donations in loving memory of Edward can be made to the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, 30 Lyman St, Suite 10, Westborough, MA 01581. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.
Condolences (12)
  • Annette Iascone (Blaire House
    Pat, I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. You were a wonderful loving wife as I am certain he was a wonderful husband. Wishing you peace and joyful memories that you both shared.
  • Barbara (Silva) Russell  - Fellow Classmate
    To the Cregg Family -- I went to school with Ed and I remember that he was a great guy with a really great sense of humor. Please accept my sincerest sympathy at his passing. I'm sure he will be greatly missed by all. LHS Class of 62'
  • BillySheehan
    Mycondolenceforthefamily--Eddie was a good guy, Voodoo was truly a Highlands guy,and LHS football player,Rest in Peace Eddie.
  • Rosemary Hirbour  - To the cragg family
    So very sorry for your loss,Ed was a great guy
  • Peggy Clark
    Pat, I am so sorry to learn of your husband's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and sympathies. Peggy.
  • Kelly (Cregg) Glenfield
    Dear Aunt Pat: thanks to you and Uncle Ed my father met the love of his life, his "beloved Joanie". My cousins and I have so many great memories of family cookouts and New Year's Eves at your home which always felt like our home, too. I will miss the banter between Eddie and his brothers about his suits (or were they teasing him for having only one "cheap" suit?) and all of them joking about who is more poor or rich then the rest of the family. As time goes by we appreciate more and cherish all the good times our family had. When you think about it, the Cregg's are the richest poor family. Grammie and.our grandfather were blessed to have so many children who grew up to be good, loving people who lived productive lives.
  • Joanne Cregg  - Memories
    My prayers go out to you Pat....."Ed" will leave me with wonderful memories of all the good times we had, and many laughs we all shared together. He will be missed.
  • Billy Sheehan
    Remember Ed so well, Voodoo was a great guy and great football player, and grew up a highlands guy, A great generation of People. rest in peace eddie.
  • Karen Shell  - Our Sympathies
    Pat, we want to extend to you and your family our heartfelt sympathies at the loss of your great guy, Ed. We enjoyed working with Ed as he helped us navigate the Purchasing of items for our small Raytheon site in New Jersey.
  • Bob & Pat Panas  - Remembering a" GREAT MAN"
    To Pat and the all the Cregg family, may GOD bless and strengthen you during this difficult time.
  • John McCormack  - Eddi Cregg
    My condolences to the Cregg family for the passing of Eddie. May his soul Rest In Peace. The
  • Cathy Rounds
    Pat I am so sorry to hear of your husbands Passing. Praying for peace for all of your family. God Bless
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