Edward T. LevayDecember 12, 1921 ~ December 10, 2017 (age 95)
Edward T. Levay, Sr., formerly of Framingham and South Harpswell, Maine, passed away on December 10, 2017, two days shy of his 96th birthday. Born in Natick, Massachusetts, on December 12, 1921, he was the son of the late Harold and Inez (Barron) Levay, and was raised and educated in Framingham, graduating from Framingham High School, the Class of 1940.
He was a United States Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, having proudly served in the Army Air Corp in Marfa, Texas as control tower operator. In Framingham, Ed raised his family with the mother of his children Helen (Misalsky) Levay. As a bus driver for the former B & W bus company, his route was Framingham to Boston and his children share fond memories of bus rides to Boston and visits to the bus barn on Route 9. He later went to work for the United States Post Office in Framingham. In Framingham, Ed was a past exalted ruler of the Framingham lodge of the Elks.
In later years, he retired to South Harpswell, Maine with Barbara Luce, his companion of more than 20 years, where he was active in the Elks lodge and the Mid Coast Hospital volunteer group. He continued working putting his love of gardening to work in the Skillins Greenhouses and perfected roasting their well known salted peanuts. He returned to the MetroWest area in 2009 and stayed active through his 90s. Ed enjoyed travel, history, baking, volunteering, and dogs.
Ed leaves his six children: Edward Jr., of Framingham, Michael (Darcy) of Los Altos, California, Stephen (Nancy) of Wallingford, Connecticut, Lawrence (Diane) of Marlborough, Adele Smith, of Framingham, and Nancy (Christopher) Sinacola of Millbury. In addition to his children, he leaves 13 grandchildren, including 2 former Marines, and six great grandchildren. Services will be private. Donations in Ed’s memory may be made to the Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776.