Edward C. Aldrich, 93, a longtime Palmer resident died Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the Soldiers Home of Holyoke with his loving niece, Jean, by his side. Edward was born and raised in Monson, a son of the late Arthur C. and Lila E. (Plumley) Aldrich. Edward joined the US Army and served in Germany from 1950 to 1952 for the rebuilding of cities and bridges destroyed during WWII. He then worked many years at Jarvis and Jarvis as a machinist and welder before retiring.
Edward was a very strong and independent man who loved hiking in the woods. He also loved driving to the theatre and watching the movies . He was an extreme car enthusiast with a vast knowledge of the automobile history.
Although Edward never married or had children he was especially fond of his niece Jean who cared for him for his last three years and her companion Anthony Trifone.
Besides his niece Jean and her companion Anthony, he leaves two sisters: Elizabeth Aldrich of Palmer and Joan Dineen of Florida. He also leaves one nephew Robert Aldrich and his wife Kimberlee of Worcester, and three nieces: Georgeanne Lavoie and her companion John Belculfine of Hubbardston, Marilyn Nelson and her husband Stephen of Douglas and Dawn Dineen of Florida. He also leaves his sister in law Ann Aldrich wife of his deceased brother George Aldrich and several great nieces and nephews.
Edward was predeceased by his two brothers George Aldrich and William Aldrich.
Edward was buried on Saturday March 21, 2020 in the Moulton Hill Cemetery in Monson, MA with Military Honors. Heartfelt thanks to Williamsburg Funeral Home who helped the familywith his cremation and arrangements. HampshireCremation.com