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Edward M. Eressy, Jr. Veteran
May 16, 2018


WORCESTER: Edward M. Eressy, Jr., 84, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He leaves his wife, Shirley A. Parker; three sons, Michael E. Eressy and his wife June of Worcester, William G. Eressy and his wife Denise of Worcester, Timothy J. Eressy and his wife Sandra of Auburn; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A son, Kevin Eressy, and his sister Roberta Kelleher, both predeceased him.

He was born in Worcester, son of the late Edward M. and Catherine P. (Mulhern) Eressy and was a graduate of the former Commerce High School where he was a stand-out athlete. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and was awarded 2 Bronze Stars.

Ed was a manager at the former Ralph’s Supermarket on Lincoln Street, later known as the Big D Market, where he worked for more than 30 years until he retired. After his retirement, he enjoyed helping out his friends at the Boulevard Diner on Shrewsbury Street. He was a true Boston sports fan, especially of his beloved Red Sox. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge in Auburn.

The family would like to thank the staff at Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the compassionate care they provided for Ed over the past several years.

CALLING HOURS will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on SUNDAY, MAY 20, at KELLY FUNERAL HOME, 154 Lincoln Street. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 10:30 A.M. on MONDAY, MAY 21 in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton, MA.

The family suggests donations in memory of Ed be made to Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605. To share your thoughts and memories with the family on-line, please visit

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Kelly Funeral Home
154 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605