Ed, age 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, April 25th at his home with his loving wife and family by his side
Ed, the son of Joseph and Mathilda (Roseberry) Elie was born in Fall River, MA on February 7, 1925 and was a graduate of Durfee High School where he played the saxophone in the school band. He served his country honorably and nobly during World War II in the United States Navy as Petty Officer First Class on PT boats attached to the U.S.S. Hilo (AGP-2) in the South Pacific Theater. After the war Ed moved to Homestead, FL, where he began his forty year career with BellSouth. Ed was a parishioner of Good Samaritan Catholic Church and a fifty year member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially at the Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World, playing musical instruments, dancing, listening to music and traveling with his beloved wife Patsy.
Ed was united in marriage to the former Patricia Abigail Hayden at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Somerset, MA on September 18, 1948. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Pat; seven children, Cindy (Bill) Pickens of Titusville, FL; Patti Martin of Cocoa Beach, FL; Tom (Gina) Elie of Sterrett, AL; Cecilia (Mike) Jones of Titusville, FL; Hayden (Maria) Elie of Titusville, FL; Bridget (David) White of Nokesville, VA; and Ed (Jennifer) Elie of Woodstock, GA; sixteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Ed was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 29th at 10:00 a.m. at Good Samaritan Catholic Church, 55 N. Church Street, Ellijay, GA with Father Carlos Vargas, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mt. Vernon Hwy NW, Sandy Springs, GA with the United States Navy Honor Guard bestowing full military honors. Ed’s family will greet friends on Sunday, April 28th at Logan Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 p.m., with the Divine Mercy Chaplet recited at 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Good Samaritan Catholic Church or to the Knights of Columbus Council #14181.