Edim O. Edim

Edim O. Edim of Lynn, MA passed away on December 19, 2019. Edim (Kokoete to his family) was born in Nigeria on June 2nd, 1951. He was the son of late Edim Okokon Edim and Mbang (Otu) Edim. Edim was the youngest of 5 siblings. He leaves behind his daughter, grandchildren and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

Edim spent over 30 years of his career as a social worker with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. Edim was an accomplished musician. He studied music at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He was very caring and also generous. He enjoyed playing the guitar and listening to jazz He will be missed dearly by a host of relatives and friends who will cherish his memories.

Visitation with family will be Friday, January 17, 2020 from 9:00am -11:00am and Memorial service at 11:00am at Boston Cremation 287 Main Street Malden, MA 02148.


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29 Condolences

  1. Sandra Mahoney on January 7, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Edim. He was a very caring and loving man. He will be missed by many. Rest In Peace my Friend

  2. erica covil on January 7, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    I am emotional as I write these words.

    I will miss you Edim, we worked together for 19 years at DCF. We were a family (unit H). I will miss your laughter, and resistance. You were definitely strong minded, and knowledgeable. I appreciated our long conversations/debates. I was saddened to hear of your loss, but I believe you are no longer in pain, but at peace. I will remember all the memories we shared, from comedy, music, family, travel, movies (Tyler Perry Madea), and rides to court. You were so loving, helpful and generous. You definitely deserve to be a guardian angel with beautiful wings .

    My heart goes out to your family and friends affected by your loss .

    I promise to visit Africa and keep all the cards you’ve given me.

    Rest in paradise my friend

  3. Liz on January 7, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Rest in Peace my dear friend. Working with you was a gift.

  4. Brian Mulvey on January 7, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Rest in peace and free from pain, my friend!!
    You are a good man Edim Edim!!

  5. Melissa T on January 7, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Edim was a beautiful and kind soul; stopping to say hi in the hallway to everyone he met at work, and always with a beautiful and loving smile on his face. May he always rest in peace.

  6. Ellen Horrigan on January 8, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family, my friend. It was so so good to see and hug you in November and will always treasure our talks. God speed, my friend!!!

  7. Felicia Chimah on January 9, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Felicia C

    There is a quite place somewhere beyond tomorrow where your heart will find peace and the mist of grief will begin to clear away.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. You will be missed by many. Rest in peace my friend.

  8. Felicia Chimah on January 9, 2020 at 11:44 am

    There is a quite place somewhere beyond tomorrow where your heart will find peace and the mist of grief will begin to clear away.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. You will be missed by many. Rest in peace my friend.

  9. Al Totten on January 9, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Rest in peace and thank you for everything.

  10. Alex Herrera on January 9, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    You were a man that lived by your own rules and yet one of the kindest and most thoughtful individuals I have ever met.. I valued moments when we shared our music with one another, when you took me to a Latin Jazz concert and the fishing trips we went to with other co-workers. My condolences to your family and loved ones left behind. You are greatly missed.

  11. Alyssa Cataldo on January 10, 2020 at 3:29 am

    I’m saddened to hear of your passing but feel so lucky that I worked with you for 7 years. You took me under your wing and always covered for me when I needed it. You were one of the kindest, gentlest, generous and endearing people I’ve ever met. You and I had fun together in our unit and you always had a soft spot for my husband because you knew he had to put up with me. I thank you for making our very difficult job at DCF so meaningful to me. Rest In Peace Edim.

  12. Carol LeDonne on January 10, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Carol LeDonne. I’m so sorry to hear this you were a kind an gentle man and everyone loved you❤️ Rest in peace

  13. Rev. Joshua Shonubi on January 10, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Rest In Peace Uncle, while we only met once my dad was fond of you and mentioned you often. You are in a better place and your legacy lives on. We pray for the family as we come together, God will give us the strength to handle what remains. You are missed.

  14. Adedapo Atilade on January 10, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Rest in peace Uncle.

  15. Linda Agu on January 11, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Sad to hear of your death. May you soul rest in peace.

  16. Ekong Eta on January 12, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    It is hard when you lose your peer but it is even harder when you know that he was looking forward to better days in retirement. He so eloquently articulated social problems we faced in Nigeria and promised to put pen to paper with resolution of the recent health challenges he was facing.

    An accomplished musician and a tireless social worker has been taken away from us with an unfulfilled promise – that’s life, I guess!
    Kokoete, you will be sorely missed.

    Ekong Eta

  17. Susan Grady on January 14, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Though I did not know Edim during his lifetime here, reading all these beautiful messages about him,these words come to my mind: kind, gentle, family, compassionate, intelligent, musical, and independent thinker. I am full of gratitude and feel very blessed to be put in his family’s path to help now. Rest in peace, Edim.

  18. Michelle Engermann on January 15, 2020 at 12:20 am

    Rest in peace my dear Cocoete. You willl be greatly missed.

  19. Elizabeth Nsefik on January 15, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Sorry to hear of your passing we are glad your suffering is over.I am happy you are with the family members that departed before you. May you rest in peace. Your dear Aunty

  20. Iretiola Alade on January 15, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    So sorry about the loss of your dear uncle Agnes Alade, although I never met your uncle before but you’re always talking about him to the extent you had to travel all the way to America to see him in November 2019 and that was the last time you saw him . Shortly she came back to UK, he passed on to Glory . You will be greatly missed by your favourite nieces and family . May his soul continue to rest in peace

  21. Sam-Michelle (Kokoma) Alonge on January 15, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    My dear granduncle. I will alway cherish the summers I spent in Boston as a child. I spoke to you in November saying that I would come and see you soon. It is a shame that won’t happen however, I am glad I got to spend some time with you in 2017. You are at peace now with your sister, my grandmother. Miss you both.

  22. Josephine Famakinwa on January 16, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    May his soul Rest In Peace. I accept my sympathy. From from Famaklnwa family

  23. Helen Ademakinwa-Kolawole on January 17, 2020 at 1:32 am

    May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Agnes Alade, this is to say that my heart goes out to you and the entire family in your time of sorrow.
    May you all at this time be able to count your blessings no matter what life brings, come rain or sunshine, through thick or thin, I pray for God’s peace to abide with you all at this pressing time IjmnA. It is well with your soul. Amen & Amen.

  24. Mónica on January 17, 2020 at 4:25 am

    Dear Prince Edim Edim: your kindness, wisdom, big heart and generosity made this world a better place during the time we had you. I have and will continue to miss your strong presence in the office, your wise advice in moments of struggle, our conversations about heritage, culture, commonalities and differences to be celebrated. Thank you for teaching me so much! Rest in power!

  25. John Civello on January 17, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    I share my thoughts and prayers to the family. I worked with Edim for many years. Edim was a very kind and great person. He will be missed by many people. He was always very thoughtful and caring. He showed it it so many ways.

  26. Familia Carranza on January 17, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Descanse en paz fuimos vecinos x años desde 2019 nuestras sinceras condolencias.

    Familia Carranza

  27. Abisoguns on January 19, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Mr Edim. May he rest in perfect peace in the hands of the almighty father. May the almighty father bless those he left behind.
    Rest in peace.

    ( Tokunbo Alade’s friend )

  28. Catherine Edim on January 20, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    It hurts to know that you’re no more uncle. You will always remain in our hearts. Rest in perfect peace my dear uncle. Your niece

  29. Anthony E. Archibong on February 17, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    This is an unfortunate news. It is sad to find out through Google search that a friend and love one has departed prematurely. I will miss our fortnightly phone conversations. Rest in peace my brother.

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