Edward Angelo DeGurski Sr.
Edward Angelo DeGurski Sr., a long time resident of Medford, MA, passed away on September 14, 2018 at the age of 60 after a lengthy and hard-fought battle with cancer. Born and raised in Malden, he went to Malden Catholic where he graduated in 1976. During that time, he met his soulmate Mary (Smith) DeGurski, his loving wife of 36 years. Together, they had two children, Kathleen and Edward, who he adored.
Edward spent most of his summers with Mary in Barrington NH where they had a house and could relax. Edward has always worked in the gas heating field, starting out in the field and then managing. He taught at the Peterson School for many years. Edward enjoyed annual trips to Cooperstown NY, spending time with his family and friends, playing with his dog Guinness, and just enjoying life. Edward was a man full of jokes and wit but would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. Edward is survived by his parents Edward and Rosalie (Abatematteo) DeGurski, his mother-in-law Annette (Canole) Smith, his brother Stephen DeGurski and his husband Michael Begay, his wife and children, as well as many, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, in-laws, cousins and loving friends. He is predeceased by his father-in-law Joseph “Reggie” Francis Smith.
Edward’s body will be cremated by Boston Cremation, and a service in honor of his life will be held at the chapel there at 287 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148 on September 28, 2018 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Friends and family are respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Edward’s memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, because their tireless efforts there made all the difference in the world.
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Mary & Family – Heaven received a great man. He will be at the top of the angle list. Ed will be missed by all he has touched. We will all meet again. With Love to all. Cathy & Bill Chandler & Family
I love you uncle Ed
Mary & Family, – So sorry for your loss. We shared great memories over the years. He was a good husband and father. The FB pictures and comments of times spent in NH with family and friends show us how close you all are. Stay strong, DJ & I send you our thoughts and prayers.
See you later my crazy old man who always made me laugh, and had such a good kind heart, I always enjoyed working with you, you will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to your family you are in a good place
Mary- so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary, Katie, and Eddie- you and the rest of your family are in our thoughts during this difficult time. We are so incredibly sorry for your tremendous loss. All our love!
Mary I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mary- my heart breaks for you and your family. So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Your were one of a kind. Maddie and I love you and miss you more then anyone will ever know.. It just wont be the same with out you. Love always and forever
Amy and Maddie
Ed is at peace now and we all knew what a wonderful person he was. He will truly be miss and God bless his family
With another great loss in our family in a matter of a couple of weeks all are thoughts are with you Mary at this time. Ed gave it a good fight, He is at peace now, and no more pain. Our prayers are you and the family of angels to help bring comfort at this difficult time.
Didn’t know him very well. But he seemed like a nice guy!
Sorry for your loss.
Someday we’ll meet again. But until then memories will have to hold us over.
Mary, My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.
Please remember that you are not alone, we are always here for you.
Mary, Katie and Eddie,
We are so sad to hear about Eddie. He was such a happy, kind soul with a great laugh and smiling eyes! We have many good memories of him from when our kids were little-especially planning and meeting on our Disney trip. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Billy and Franny Macone
Very sorry for your loss. Ed was great guy and I enjoyed working with him . My thoughts and prayers to his family.
Mary – It’s hard to find the words that can adequately express my sadness about Ed. I just know that you and Ed’s marriage was one that most can only dream about. The bond you shared together was evident every time you spoke about him. I am so sorry about Ed’s passing–my heart goes out to you and your family.
Mary, thinking of you and your family. It sounds like Ed had a wonderfully full and loving life, so sorry he is gone.
Ed was a good man I called him a friend and he will be missed my thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Mary – I am so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you and your family. The picture of him is evidence of what a happy man he was and the wonderful years you spent together. Joan Welch
Please accept my sincere condolences. Ed was truly one of the good guys & will be missed by many. Rest In Peace my friend
My heart aches for you, Katie and Eddie. Of all the married couples I’ve known you and Ed had something more than special. Much love sent your way.
Mary, I am so sorry to hear of this great loss. I pray you find comfort in many happy memories of a wonderful marriage and the creation of a beautiful family together. You are in my thoughts.
Try to remember how lucky you are to have had your love for as long as you did. Know that you have all your friends and family and that you are so strong I am in awe of you.
Mary, I am so saddened to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts.
Thinking of you and so sorry for your loss. May your memories
bring comfort to you along with all the support of your family and
I will always appreciate your guidance and love. Thank you for always helping my parents when they needed it. Alexis and I are going to miss you so much.
Thank you Ed; He always made me laugh when he came over to Kevin’s shop,sharp with his words funny and made you feel good by calling you handsome.. Or embarrassed. For a funny. I’m very sorry for your loss. Thank you, Mary and family.
Very sorry for your loss, Ed was a great guy , we go back along way , he will be missed
My sincere condolences to the DeGurski family. May your many fine memories of Edward and loving words comfort family and friends during this very difficult time and the days ahead (Isaiah 57:15)