Edward Richard Petrone

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

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Melrose, MA 02176

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Edward by adding your memories.

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

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dad, I love you and I will miss you always. Love Judy

Posted by Judy Lustwerk - Daughter   May 28, 2020


Judy & Family,
Judy and I met over 40 years ago, it's hard to believe its that long, we became good friends. I met Edward when I would sleep over Judy's on the weekend. Ed would always make you feel welcome as soon as you arrived. He would come right out and start talking, the first thing he wanted to do is give you a drink and a bite to eat. He was always full of stories, he was very interesting to listen to. pI will treasure the memories we used to have. I wish time would stop, but unfortunately it keeps going. The memories will always be instilled in our brains. He will be missed so much.

Love, Sharon

Posted by Sharon Gagne - Riverside, CA - Family Friend   May 15, 2020

Judy and Family, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Father, my condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Judy O'Connor - Tyngsboro, MA - Family Friend   May 14, 2020

So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. In our prayers

Posted by David Csicsek - Melrose, MA - Acquaintance   May 13, 2020

I was so sad to hear of Ed's passing. I have known Ed for over 30 years. I first knew him as my father in-law, but over the years he had become a good friend. He was always there when I needed support or just someone to chat with. He was also a great grandfather to the kids. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Peter Lustwerk - Lowell, MA - Family   May 11, 2020

Heaven gained an angel with the passing of my grandfather. Rest In Peace to my best friend since childhood. You will be so missed. I love you

Posted by Noelle Lustwerk - Melrose, MA - Grandchild   May 11, 2020

Judy & family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you

Posted by Kay Fortier Hasey - New Durham, NH   May 11, 2020

Grandpa, I was lucky to have you for a grandfather and friend for all these years. I will miss you always and pray you rest in peace. Love Michael.

Posted by Michael Lustwerk - Danvers, MA - Grandchild   May 10, 2020

Sorry for you loss I pray for the entire family may the Lord be with each and everyone of you at this time.

Posted by Vilma Eccleston - Roxbury, MA - Coworker   May 10, 2020

I am beyond saddened by the passing of Ed.
He's been a great friend of mine for the last several years. We met at Lifecare of Stoneham.
We were the perfect patient and PT team. Ed was unbelievably driven to get better and stronger. He was a hard worker. He had an infectious laugh and smile. We would meet each morning at work. I would visit him first thing every morning...I would serve him breakfast always joyful and happy and so very appreciative....My heart is broken...I will miss my special friend! Rest In Peace Ed! Heaven is a much better place with you being in it! Janine

Posted by Janine Modugno - Stoneham, MA - Friend   May 09, 2020

The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.

Posted by John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - Melrose, MA   May 09, 2020

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