Edward R. Clifford of Dracut formerly of Tyngsboro and Chelmsford
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.