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“Dad, I love you and I will miss you always. Love Judy ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Judy Lustwerk - Daughter

“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...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Sharon Gagne - Riverside, CA

“Judy and Family, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Father, my condolences to you and your family. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Judy O'Connor - Tyngsboro, MA

“So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. In our prayers ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: David Csicsek - Melrose, MA

“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...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Peter Lustwerk - Lowell, MA

“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 ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Noelle Lustwerk - Melrose, MA

“Judy & family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Kay Fortier Hasey - New Durham, NH

“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. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Michael Lustwerk - Danvers, MA

“Sorry for you loss I pray for the entire family may the Lord be with each and everyone of you at this time. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Vilma Eccleston - Roxbury, MA

“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...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Janine Modugno - Stoneham, MA

“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....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


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 ... READ MORE →