Obituaries 08-08-2013

Edward Elwell

Lifelong Charlestown Resident;

 Worked for Sears & Roebuck

Edward J. Elwell, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, entered into eternal life on Monday, August 5 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following an extended illness. He was 76 years old.

Ed was born on Boston on January 19, 1937, a son of the late James H. Elwell and Josephine A. (McMillan) Elwell. He grew up in Charlestown and he was educated in the Boston Public School system. Ed enlisted into the US Navy on August 8, 1955 and served his country with pride and honor during the Korean Conflict. He was discharged on August 14, 1957 with the rank of Machinist Mate Third Class. Ed worked for Sears & Roebuck Company as a warehouseman and was a member of Teamsters Union Local # 25 for over 45 years. He was a member of Bunker Hill Council # 62, Knights of Columbus and was a longtime friend of Bill W. He was a season ticket holder for the Boston Red Sox and took great enjoyment spending quality time with his family and especially his five grandchildren.

Ed is the beloved and loving husband of 51 years to Ann M. (Power) Elwell; the devoted father of Edward G. Elwell and his wife, Patricia, Michael P. Elwell, Dennis P. Elwell and the late Stephen J. Elwell; the loving Grandpa to Conor, Meghan, Katie, Cullen and Stephen; the beloved brother of James Elwell and his late wife, Doris, Nancy Walles and her husband, Billy, Betty Power and her husband, Billy and the late Barbara Elwell, Joanne Grealish and Elaine Silva. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Edward’s Funeral on Friday, August 9 at 9 a.m. from The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill, Charlestown followed by his Funeral Mass in St. Francis De Sales Church, 313 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, August 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Edward’s name to The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club, 15 Green St. Charlestown, Mass. 02129. To send a message of condolence, please visit

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