Edward R. Clifford of Dracut formerly of Tyngsboro and Chelmsford


Edward R. Clifford, 88, of Dracut, MA formerly of Tyngsboro and Chelmsford, died surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, MA.

He was married to Nora F. Clifford with whom he would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on March 28, 2017.

Born in Arlington, MA, he was the son of the late Russell and Muriel Clifford. He graduated from Arlington High School with the class of 1946.

He proudly served with the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.

Edward worked as a salesman in the shoe industry. He retired form Bixby International of Newburyport, MA in 1993.

He was a member of the New England Shoe Foreman and Superintendent Association and the American Legion #39 of Arlington.

Edward loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his great grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Nora and her husband, David Arbeene of Pelham, NH and Nancy Clifford of Hudson, NH; two brothers, Donald Clifford of Windsor, CA and Raymond and his wife, Linda Clifford of Rohnert Park, CA; two sisters, Phyllis Toomey of Derry, NH and Barbara and her husband, Richard Kelly of Troy, NH; five grandchildren, Emily Linszner, Justin Cloutier, Rebecca Cloutier, Erin Clifford and Erica Clifford; two great grandchildren, Charlotte and Sam Linszner and many nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late Edward R. Clifford Jr., who died on June 16, 1999; father-in-law, of the late Tracy Clifford of Chelmsford; and brother of the late Corrine Hyland of Ft. Worth, TX.

Visiting hours Sun. 11am to 1pm followed by a Funeral Service at 1pm at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Private burial in the Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


March 19, 2017
Dolan Funeral Home


March 19, 2017
1P.M. Funeral Service
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Jeanne Ichnowski says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of traveling to Boston and getting together with all the “Brown” aunts, uncles and cousins when I was growing up. I last saw Eddie at another family gathering in 2012, and got a chance to get reacquainted. He will be missed. I’m so sorry.

  2. Raymond G McCusker says:

    Dear Nora and Family,
    I was sorry to hear of Ed’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Ray & Diane McCuskere

  3. Wendy DiRico says:

    We send our sincere condolences on cousin Eddie’s passing. I have so many happy memories of times spent with him, and so enjoyed the stories my dad would share about their weekly card games. Eddie was always smiling and warmed up a room when he walked in. He is someone who always had a special place in my heart. Prayers that God will comfort Eddie’s family and loved ones, and know that he is at peace in God’s loving arms.

    Wendy (Brown) DiRico & Family

  4. Norma Maille says:

    My sincere sympathy, Mr Clifford was such a gentleman and such a pleasure when he came to the office. He will be remembered fondly……Sincerely Norma Maille, nurse from Dr Parsons office

  5. Kathie Capeless says:

    Nora. My heart goes out to you and your family. You are my thoughts and prayers. Kathie and Steven

  6. Donna Persons says:

    Prayers and thoughts are with you. Loved my Uncle Eddie! He will be missed. XO

  7. Joan says:

    Nancy I’m so sorry for losing your father.

  8. Judith Morrissette says:

    Eddie was such a gentleman. I remember his smile. It’s been years since we’ve seen you both Nonie but some thing one never forget s. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss.
    (Oakie’s sister) Judy and Paul Morrissette

  9. Linda and Gordon Smith says:

    Sorry for your loss Nora and family. We always enjoyed seeing Ed and Nora at Dunkin Donuts on Mammoth Rd

  10. Polly and Ed Elmore says:

    Sorry for your loss Nora and family.

  11. Barbara Bond says:

    So sorry for the loss of your father, Nancy.

  12. Rob Huppe says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rob and Kristin Huppe

  13. Maria Lambert Reardon says:

    To Mrs Clifford, Nora & my dear friend Nancy,
    My heart aches for your loss. I’ve been blessed to know & enjoy many moments with all of you the last 40 years. I will always remember your Dad with a big smile & a hug. My thoughts, love & prayers are with you xo Maria

  14. Michael Kelley says:

    Accept our sincere condolences from Michael and Beverly Kelley. Also Jeff and Paula Kelley

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