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Edwin D. "Eddie" Moodie, 72 Veteran
May 24, 2024


Edwin D. Moodie, 72, passed away peacefully, May 24, 2024 He lost his fight with lung cancer, pneumonia and lung disease. He was surrounded by his family and best friend.

He was the son of the late, John J. Moodie Jr., and the late, Geraldine (Derusha) Unitis, of Worcester.
Edwin was a Marine and served in the Vietnam Conflict. He was wounded twice. He always said: “I went there to protect my family”. He was very proud to serve his country. He received the National Defense Medal.

Eddie, as he was known by most, loved to have fun. He loved telling jokes, and being goofy. He was armed with a quick wit. He would never leave a serious message on any friend’s voicemail. It was always silly.
He loved sports, but especially baseball. He was a game guy. Always playing computer card games, or games with his son, on PS5.

He was a roofer for over 40 years. Went to Johnson and Wales for culinary arts, but his true talent was music. He had a passion for it. He was an exceptional bass player, and he played guitar. His grandmother taught him how to sing, and he had a wonderful voice. He was in many bands over the years. Achilles in the 70’s, Dani Balsam band, many more, then in the 2000’s, his own original rock band, Altic His most recent band was, Steppin Up. He was a very talented songwriter too! Eddie had two songs on the AM radio station in North Adams, in the 90’s. Wild Hearts and Outlaw Man. He was very proud of that. Every time he picked up the guitar, a song was born.

Edwin leaves behind five children: Edwin Barney, of Maine, John Barney of Worcester, Michelle Tevlin of PA, Keith Moodie of CA, and Sean Moodie of Southbridge.
He also leaves behind siblings: sisters- Marie Witham and husband Wayne, of SC, Robyn Chaffe of VT, Judy Mikutitus and husband Jim of Worcester MA, Jayne Stuart and husband Richard of Worcester MA and Jan Murray and husband Eric, of VT; brothers- Loren Moody and wife Susan of CT and John Maskell and wife Barbara, of WI ; his girlfriend of 17 years, Marianne Klanfer of Worcester; his very best friend Howard Swett of Southbridge; his beloved Aunt and Uncle, Leo and Marion Boisjolie of Spencer; four grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by his beloved sister Donna Earle, formerly of VT.

Memorial calling hours will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 1-4 pm. in Nordgren Memorial Chapel 300 Lincoln St. Worcester, MA 01605. A memorial service with military honors will follow at 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home. For directions or to leave an online condolence message, please click guestbook link.

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Nordgren Memorial Chapel
300 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605