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“We of the "Old Railroad Wheels" will remember Bob as a gentle giant, both in stature and in generosity of heart. He made many railroaders proud to...Read More »
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“Deepest sympathy for you loss, may Clarence Robert Rest in Peace and join his loved ones in the eternal kingdom of God. Prayers for healing. ”
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“Condolences to the family for thier loss, may he Rest in Peace and rejoin his loved ones. Prayers for strength and healing. ”
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“My deepest sympathies. May the "God of all comfort," help to ease the pain of your grief during this time.(1 Cor 1:3,4,,, ”
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Clarence "Bob" R. Edson, 95, beloved husband of the late Margaret E. (Crawford) Edson, with whom he shared 71 years of marriage before her passing in 2015, died peacefully, in his recliner at home on Thursday, March 1st. Born in Somerville, he is the only child of the late Clarence and Eva (White) Edson.

Bob grew up in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School, class of 1940. He served his country and is a veteran of the United States Navy. For over 40 years, Bob worked for the Boston-Maine Railroad and retired as a conductor. During his high school years, he was an athlete, playing football and baseball. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, crossword puzzles, painting and gardening. Most of all, Bob loved being with his large loving family.

He is the loving father of Robert P. Edson and his wife Gayle, Peggy A. Edson and her loving companion Mitchell Sikora, James E. Edson and his wife Marcia, Rosemarie Edson and her husband David McColl, Richard M. Edson and his wife Kandi, June Edson-Frisiello and her husband David, John C. Edson and his loving companion Veronica Ekstrom, Matthew C. Edson and his wife Michelle and the late Thomas A. Edson. Father-in-law of Joie Edson and her fiancé James Kiley. Cherished grandfather of 20 and great grandfather of three.

Funeral Services will be held at the Doherty-Barile Funeral Home, 11 Linden St., Reading on Tuesday, March 6th at 11am.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Bob's family on Monday, March 5th from 4 to 8pm at the funeral home. Parking attendants and ramped entrance available.

Interment will take place at Charles Lawn Memorial Park in Reading with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in his memory to the Edson Family Scholarship Fund, c/o Reading Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 492, Reading, MA 01867, the Middlesex-East Visiting Nurse Hospice, Gift Processing Center, 41 Mall Rd., Burlington, MA 01805 or to Boston Children's Hospital Trust, 300 Longwood Ave, c/o 6th Floor Resource Room, (BB6025), Boston, MA 02115.

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