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EDWARD J. PILON

February 23, 1926 - February 9, 2014

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Obituaries » EDWARD J. PILON

PILON, EDWARD “ED” JOSEPH, 87, of Berlin, passed away February 9, at Central Vermont Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Ed was a lifelong resident of the St. Albans area, until his move to Berlin a few years ago. Ed was born in Fairfield, Feb. 23, 1926, the son of the late Joseph P. and Alma Marie (Messier) Pilon. Ed married the love of his life, Evelyn Ruth Bessette, on Oct. 22, 1949. Evelyn predeceased him May 16, 1999. Ed joined the U. S. Army in 1954 and served during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Ed returned to the Central Vermont Railroad. Ed started for the railroad in August 1947 as a mechanic and went on to become track supervisor. Ed was a dedicated railroad employee, retiring after 39 years of service. Ed was an honorary life member of the American Legion, Green Mountain Post No. 1, a member of the National Rifle Association, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 758, life member of the Franklin County Sportsman Club and the North American Hunting Club. Ed was an avid deer hunter, “bagging” many a buck over the years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son, son-in-law and grandsons. Ed was an amazing carpenter who could build anything he put his mind to, using his own design and plans. Ed enjoyed traveling the back roads of Vermont with his family on a Sunday afternoon, looking for woodchucks. Some of Ed’s happiest moments were spending time with his wife, Evelyn, his children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter. Ed is survived by his daughter, Rachel Carriveau, and husband, Frank, of Montpelier; son, Edward Pilon, and wife, Debra, of Swanton; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Ed was predeceased by his grandson Frank Matthew Carriveau, May 3, 2006.

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