AMerican Veteran 10

Edmund "Ed" J. Lacey

December 22, 1926 ~ September 7, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Linwood- Edmund J. Lacey, 96, of Chesnee, SC and formerly of Linwood, MA passed away peacefully on September 7, 2023 at the Palmetto Patriot Home in Gaffney, SC. He was predeceased by his wife Frances T. (Morin) Lacey on May 25, 2020. 

        He is survived by his son, Brian Lacey and his wife Donna Lacey; daughter, Jeanne Lacey; granddaughter, Andrea Lacey and her fiance Sean Roche; grandson, Adam Lacey and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by all 14 of his siblings.

        Born in Worcester, MA on December 22, 1926, he was the son of Timothy and Marie (Charron) Lacey . Ed grew up in Worcester and attended Commerce High School. He proudly served his country during World War II in the Army, where he was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant. During the war he was stationed at the military headquarters in Korea.

        Ed was employed for Melville Shoe Corporation for over 30 years until the company closed. He also worked as a campus police officer for  Assumption College in Worcester for 17 years until his retirement in his early 70’s. After his retirement, he often returned to the college to work special events.

        Ed had a passion for music and singing. He had a beautiful tenor voice and performed many leading roles in shows with the Worcester County Light Opera Club. In his early years, he sang at Mass for a local Catholic Church. He also gave vocal performances at weddings and club venues. Ed loved listening to and recording his favorite music. He accumulated an extensive collection of albums and tapes which he shared with his family.

        Ed was an active member of the Mumford Knights of Columbus in Whitinsville for many years. He enjoyed bowling, cribbage, and checkers. He played competitive games of checkers with internet players well into his 80’s. He was also a health enthusiast. He exercised, weight lifted, and focused on activities to keep himself physically fit which contributed to his long and healthy life.

        The Lacey family would like to thank Palmetto Patriots Home, Gaffney, SC and Palmetto Hospice Care, Easley, SC for their compassionate and loving care given to Ed during his illness.

       His funeral services will be privately held at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers donations in Ed’s memory may be made to: Upstate Warrior Solution, 431 East Kennedy St., Spartanburg, SC 29302. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit: 

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