Edward A. Tacy Jr.
ATHOL — Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange for Edward A. Tacy Jr., 80, of Shore Drive, who died on May 17, at Health Alliance Leominster Hospital.
Fr. Peter Pawlus of Saint Mary’s Church in Orange officiated and Liz Hume sang “Amazing Grace.” Interment followed in South Cemetery, Orange. The bearers were Mike Tacy, Deven Cooley, Jon Benoit and Jymyle Hendricks.
Following the Rites of Committal, a reception was held at the home of Edward’s daughter, Sheryl Hendricks, in Athol.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, was honored with directing the arrangements.
ATHOL — Edward A. Tacy Jr., 80, of Shore Drive, died early Wednesday morning at Health Alliance-Leominster Hospital in Leominster, a day after his 80th birthday.
Born in Philadelphia, Penn., on May 16, 1937, he was a son of the late Edward A. Sr. and Blanche (Mossey) Tacy.
Edward served in the Army National Guard 181st Division.
Employed by the town of Orange, Edward worked for the Highway Department for over 19 years. He had also owned and operated a gun shop in Brattleboro, Vt., for over 10 years, which satisfied his love for guns.
Edward loved to dance, the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. His greatest happiness was spending time with his family and riding his motorcycle.
Survivors include his children, Sheryl Hendricks and Edward M. Tacy Sr., both of Athol, Jackie Shiver of Huntsville, Texas, and Deborah Hurst of Merritt Island, Fla.; grandchildren, Deven Cooley, Jonathan Benoit, Michael Tacy, Kristie Marie Shiver, April Grisham, Kevin Hurst and Jessica Jean Dumas; and nine great-grandchildren.
Edward’s father died in 1978 and his mother died in 1996. He was also predeceased by a son, Clyde Tacy, and a daughter, Pamela Tacy.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, May 22, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 23, at 11 a.m., at Witty’s Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in South Cemetery, Orange.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main St., Orange, is directing the arrangements.
You may offer your sympathy online at www.wittyfuneralhome.com.