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Edward Newman

Edward Alexander Newman

Monday, June 3rd, 2019
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Edward Alexander Newman 94, of Florida, MA. died Monday June 3, 2019 at the North Adams Commons. He was born in North Adams on April 8, 1925 a son of the late William Joseph Newman and Mabel (McKenzie) Newman. He attended school in Hoosac Tunnel, MA. and graduated from Arms Academy in Shelburne Falls with the class of 1943. Ed was a decorated veteran of the United States Army during WW II and fought in the battle of the Bulge. He was a Prisoner of War captured on December 21, 1944 and was held as a POW until the end of the War in Stalag 11 B at Fallingbostel in Germany. He was first employed at Bateman's City Market in North Adams. He then was employed as a general foreman in the ceramics Department at Sprague Electric Co. retiring in 1984. Ed also was the former owner of Ed's Variety Store at Five Roads section of North Adams. Mr. Newman was a member of the North Adams American Legion, VFW and DAV. He also served as a selectman for the Town of Florida and was a board member for the North Adams Ambulance Service. Survivors include his wife Dorothy (Scovine) Newman whom he married August 18, 1951. Two sons, Mark Newman of North Adams and William Joseph Newman and his wife Rosemarie of Brookline, NH. Two grandchildren, Ian Newman and his wife Jessica and Kyle Newman. He was predeceased by three brothers and one sister William, Kenneth and John Newman and Mary LeClair. Calling Hours for Edward A. Newman will take place Wednesday June 5, 2019 from 4-6 PM at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, Ma. Burial with military honors will take place at a later date in Church Cemetery, Florida, MA. Memorial donations are suggested for the Florida Volunteer Fire Department through the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit
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    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals- West Chapel
    521 West Main St.
    North Adams, MA 01247
    NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
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Patrice Laviscount

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May it comfort you to know that your dear loved one will return to the days of his youthful vigor as promised at Job 33:25. Please accept my deepest sympathy.


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He was a great uncle to be around. He be missed by all.
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Tim Therrien

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To the family of Ed,
Sorry for your loss of Ed, I remember going to his store back when I was a young boy to buy penny candy. Ed was always a very kind and genuine person. May you all be blessed through this most difficult time of sorrow. May Ed rest in peace!
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