Edward Richard Petrone

  • Born: January 2, 1931
  • Died: May 8, 2020
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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Edward R. Petrone, age 89, a 60 year resident of Melrose passed away peacefully
on May 8, 2020.

Edward was born on January 2, 1931 in East Boston, MA. He was the son of the late Nicholas and Teresa (Mollica) Petrone. Edward grew up in Somerville, MA and
graduated in 1950 from Somerville Vocational High School with a concentration in Auto Mechanics. Following High School, Edward enlisted in the United States Navy where he served 8 years as a Boatswain's Mate Third Class during the Korean War.

After his service to his country, Edward enrolled in the Peterson School and earned the following licenses: Second Class Fireman, First Class Fireman, Third Class
Stationary Engineer, Second Class Stationary Engineer and First Class Stationary Engineer. He worked for 30 years at Boston Edison from 1957 to 1987 starting off as a Station Cleaner and moving up to Watch Engineer and Division Head.

Edward met the love of his life, Patricia Doherty, at a Boston Edison Ski Dance at the Lenox Hotel in Boston. They were married on September 19, 1959 for 54
years.Edward and Patricia made their home in Melrose, MA and raised two daughters and were proud grandparents of five grandchildren.

Edward was a wonderful husband and father and a cherished grandfather.He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed the Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics.He especially
loved his family camping trips from Canada to Florida and his favorite campgrounds were in upstate New York and Rhode Island. He had wonderful vacations with Patricia to Bermuda, Hawaii and enjoyed going on cruises.

Edward was the beloved husband of the late Patricia (Doherty) Petrone and devoted father of Teresa Williams of Stoneham and Judy Lustwerk of Dracut.
He was the proud Grandfather of Bob Williams, Megan Williams, Melissa Williams, Michael Lustwerk and Noelle Lustwerk. He was the beloved brother of Florence
Morrison of Medford. He is predeceased by his brothers William Petrone and Frank Petrone and predeceased by his sister Mary Petrone.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Edward's memory can be made to the Massachusetts Nurses Association, 340 Turnpike St, Canton, MA 02021 or at
Massnurses.org. Donations will purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Please send the family a card, drop a card at the funeral home for the family or send a message of condolence on the Petrone's webpage by visiting www.gatelyfh.com. Arrangements by Gately Funeral Home, Melrose