Lewiston, ME – Edward T. Williams, 82, of Lewiston died on Monday, August 26, 2013 at Central Maine Medical Center after an illness. He was the husband of Sarah A. (Senz) Williams.
He was born in Bath, ME on December 30, 1930 a son of the late Frederick T. & Rena F. (White) Williams Sr. Edward grew up in Bath, attending local area schools before joining the Navy at age seventeen in 1948, serving a four year tour.
He married Sarah on March 27, 1971 and celebrated their 42 wedding anniversary this past year.
Ed spent over 30 years at Eastland Shoes in Freeport before moving over to LL Bean, in which he spent the next ten years before retiring in the early 1990’s. Throughout his life he was also a clam digger.
He enjoyed fishing, especially on the local pond in Durham, as well as hunting, including rifle, muzzle loading and bow hunting. He and his wife also enjoyed working at the Riverside Flea Market in Lisbon.
Besides his wife Sarah, he is survived by his eight children, James Williams and his wife Maria of Lewiston, Fred Williams of Lewiston, Susan Wallace of Lisbon, Frances Jarmuzek and her husband Dan of Lisbon, Tammy Washburn and her husband Randall of Durham, David Williams of Gardner, John Williams of Lewiston and Carl Williams and his wife Vilma of Florida. He also leaves twenty two grandchildren and eight great grandchildren as well as a sister Louise Joslyn of Manchester, ME. He was also the brother of the late Frederick Williams Jr. and a great grandfather of the late Sarah Ann Marie Peterson.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the North Monmouth Community Church, 151 North Main Street, North Monmouth.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Edward’s guest book and to send condolences to the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations to help with Ed’s final expenses can be sent to:
P. O. Box 606
Lisbon, ME 04250