Edward A. James, 68, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Baystate Medical Center. He was born in Chester to the late George and Mabel (Wilkins) James. Ed was employed by the Massachusetts Turnpike as a maintenance worker for 39 years. Edward had a little farm in Middlefield where he raised and showed oxen and had his beloved horse, Rosie. He was a member of the Worthington Rod and Gun Club, and enjoyed doing karaoke, he had a wonderful singing voice. Ed was a hardworking man, kind hearted, was good to all and was very well liked, he was a gentle giant. Besides his parents he was predeceased by two brothers, Robert James and Robert Gleason, he is survived by his siblings, George James of California, Jon James and his wife Diana of South Carolina, Kathleen Jones and her husband Clark of Huntington, Mary Burns and her husband James of Blandford, William James and his wife Toni of Russell and Richard James and his wife Kim of Chester and many nieces, nephews and friends. A Funeral Home Service will be held for Edward on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 2PM in the Firtion Adams FS, 76 Broad St. Westfield, MA. A visiting hour will precede the service from 1-2PM in the funeral home. Burial will be private. www.firtionadams.com
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