Edward A. Bean

NEW SALEM – Edward A. Bean, 73 of Lyman, Maine, formerly of Athol, died Thursday, March 17, 2017, in New Salem at his daughter’s house surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.

Edward was born on May 16, 1943, in Sheffield, Vt., to John Bean Sr. and Elizabeth (Burden) Bean. He grew up in Athol and graduated from Athol High School with the class of 1961. He served in the Army, serving from 1962 to 1965.

He worked at the Union Twist Drill in Athol until it closed. He then moved to Fitzwilliam, N.H., where he lived for 21 years, working for New Hampshire Ball Bearing and Markum. Upon his retirement, he moved to Maine where he worked at Wild Acres Camp Ground in Old Orchard Beach as a maintenance man. He enjoyed camping, softball and bowling. He was a member of the Athol-Orange Elks Club and the American Legion.

He leaves his wife, Suzanne (Jochim) Bean of Lyman, Maine; two daughters, Debra (Bean) Desrosiers and her husband John of New Salem, and Tarna (Bean) Bassett of Jaffrey, N.H.; three stepchildren, Margo (Kenney) Best of New Hampshire, Kristal (Kenney) Porter and her husband Rick of Gainsville, Fla., and Eric Kenney of Athol; six grandchildren, Keith Bassett and his wife Mayra (Gutierrez) of Keene, N.H., Shane Desreuisseau and his spouse Shannon Gray of Athol, Magen (Desreuisseau) Hamel and her husband Robert of Gardner, Justin Lombard, and Josh Lombard both of Tennessee; six step-grandchildren: Lindsey Barker of New Hampshire, Lisa Martin of Haverhill, Robert Martin of New Hampshire, Joey Adams of Athol, Sandra (Adams) Bergeron and her husband Luke of Lyndonville, Vt., and Eric Kenney of Greenfield; and 12 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, sister Betty Radzius, and brothers, Keith Bean and Ronald Bean.

The family would like to thank Brookhaven Hospice for their care and compassion given to Edward and his family.

No funeral services are scheduled.

Memorial donations in Edward’s memory may be made to Brookhaven Hospice, 114 Turnpike Rd., Westborough, MA 01581.

To leave an online condolence or to view the guest book, please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com.

Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, is assisting with arrangements


So sorry for your loss. God bless the whole family.

My thought & prayers to the family members. Ed will be sadly missed by all. Ed was a wonderful friend & coworker from the campground. RIP my friend.

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