Edgar A. Turner, Sr
Edgar A. Turner, Sr, 87, passed away very
peacefully on Friday, November 22, 2019 in his Ipswich home with his
loving wife, Elaine C. (Petrin) Turner by his side. They had just
celebrated their forty-third wedding anniversary.
Born in Salem Hospital on
March 23, 1932, Edgar, known by many as “Aluishious Humperdinkle”, was the
son of the late Charles F. and Gladys S. (Greenlaw) Turner of Salem.
He lived in Salem all of his young life
where he attended the Pickman School, Pickering School and graduated from
Salem High School, Class of 1950.
His high school yearbook read “To a
friend in need, He is a friend indeed.”
Following graduation Edgar
enlisted in the Navy.
He went on to serve four years during the
Korean War on the USS Bache (DDE 470) as Radioman, Third Class, Electronic
Upon his honorable discharge he went to
work as butcher at the Economart in Salem.
During that time he also attended college
at Franklin Technical Institute where he received his Electronics
He later attended Northeastern University
and received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Engineering and
He soon went to work at General Electric
in Lynn where he was employed for twenty-five years until his retirement.
After retirement he worked for many more
years at Hill’s Family Store of Ipswich.
He also served from 2000 to 2012 as a
driver of the senior van for the Ipswich Council of Aging.
He loved his job and enjoyed making the
“seniors” smile and laugh.
Edgar enjoyed fishing with
his children off the Kernwood Bridge and the pier in Gloucester.
He looked forward to his annual long
drives to Maine for early morning ice fishing.
He’ll be remembered for his favorite
saying “open the gates for the smelt to come in.” He also summer
vacationed at his sister’s camp in Maine with his brothers, nephews and
His love of sports included
the Boston Bruins, the New England Patriots and the Red Sox having waited
his whole life for the curse to be reversed.
also enjoyed golfing, bowling and was a champion horseshoe thrower.
He loved gardening at the church farm
he labored tirelessly to bring home his world class tomatoes.
In addition to his wife
Elaine he is survived by six children, Edgar A. Turner, Jr. and his
companion Lisa DeLaria, David P. Turner and his wife, Pauline, Gregory A.
Turner and his companion Robin Corley, Peter D. Remick and his wife,
Debbie, Vickie-Anne M. Tsoutsouras and her husband James, Scott A. Remick
and his wife, Melissa; fourteen
grandchildren, Crystal Paquette and her
companion Roy, Michael Turner, Hannah Anderson and her husband Joseph,
Daniel Turner and his wife Michelle, Aaron Turner, Timothy Turner and his
wife Kaitlyn, Jennifer Butler and her husband Jeffrey, Kristin Turner,
Tiffany and Brittany Remick, Katerina and George Tsoutsouras, Jeremy
Remick and his wife Victoria, and Carley Morris and her husband Richard;
Caleb, Madison, Aria and Esmé
Anderson and Grace Remick; a brother Phillip A. Turner and his wife, Carol
as well as many nieces, nephews and great friends including Scott Cousins
who grew up like a son to him. He also leaves his lifelong buddy Jim
Wilkins; friend Larry Connors and Lisa’s son Jonathan and Robin’s son
He was predeceased by three brothers,
Baby Turner, Charles F. Turner, Jr., James E. Turner and his wife, Evelyn;
two sisters, Beatrice (Turner) and her husband Paul Dionne and Arlene
(Turner) and her husband, Robert Ayers. He will be missed by all.
funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9 am Saturday,
November 30 in Our Lady of Hope Church, 1 Pineswamp Road, Ipswich followed
by interment with Military Honors will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery,
and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be Friday 4 to
7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made
to Ipswich Council of Aging, 25 Green Street, Ipswich, MA 01938, ATTN:
Sheila Taylor, or to Care Dimensions, 75
Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA
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