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Edward Cecchini
In Memory of
Edward A.
1921 - 2022
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Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home
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Condolence From: Brian H Stockwell
Condolence: We moved here 22 years ago and was welcomed immediately by Eddie. Later we adopted a couple of dogs, and the highlight of our walks was to stop at Mr. Cecchini's to visit he became their best friend. We will miss you and remember you, Eddie.
Saturday March 12, 2022
Condolence From: Annmarie Mortimer
Condolence: To the family; Please accept my sincere condolences on Ed's passing. I worked with Ed for many years at the Worcester welfare office. As a new social worker, I was assigned to a desk right outside Ed's office....little did I know how fortunate that was. Ed was very generous with his knowledge & experience; and his calmness saved me on many a hectic day! I count him among those who prepared me for a successful 40 year carreer. Also, when my cousin (Tommy Mortimer from Clinton) died, Ed sent me a beautiful card with note; and a few years later, when my mom died, Ed sent another card. Those two acts of kindness meant the world to me. I've heard it said that kindness buys you extra time on doubt the reason Ed made it to 100! Such a nice man. May he rest in peace.
Friday March 11, 2022
Condolence From: Bernie O'Neil Kaiser
Condolence: Ed and my late dad, Bill O'Neil, met at Holy Rosary and became childhood and lifelong friends. Ed was my dad's Best Man when he got married and he was my kind and very thoughtful godfather.
My dad and Ed played in a band together in their younger days, playing clubs and parties in the area, until my dad bowed out after he married my mom and us kids came along.
The music continued though. Many Sundays, Ed would join our family for Sunday dinner after which we would head to the basement where my dad would play piano and Ed would play his violin or guitar. Sometimes my brother Bill and I got to join in as well with their encouragement.
For years, our family would visit Ed on Christmas Eve and it would turn into a fun evening of music - Ed on guitar or violin and his brother Nick playing the organ.
Not too long ago, I mentioned some of these memories to Ed in a letter I wrote to him at Christmas and he wrote back that he appreciated being reminded of those good times.
I am very, very sorry that I am unable to attend Ed's funeral service on Saturday. I extend my sincere condolences to his family who he mentioned always took good care of him.

Bernie O'Neil Kaiser
Friday March 11, 2022
Condolence From: Bernard Walsh
Condolence: Ed was one of the finest gentlemen the Town of Clinton ever produced. Never a bad word for anyone and always a humble and caring friend to everyone. He truly was the pillar of the "Acre". May he Rest in Peace.
Thursday March 10, 2022
Condolence From: Stephen F Smith
Condolence: It was a pleasure to be in Ed's company these many years when he attended the monthly Retirement lunches for State Employees. He was a gracious, inquiring and humble person with a history of service to his God and country, sharing his musical ways and being a social worker with empathy, not regulations. I will miss his presence. My condolences to the family as I must be in Chicago this weekend for a family funeral.
Wednesday March 09, 2022
Condolence From: Dave Bain
Condolence: Though we never met I want to thank you for your service. My condolences to your loved ones.
Dave Bain
Wednesday March 09, 2022
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