Edison Munroe, 88

Edison Munroe, 88

NAPLES, Fla. — Edison Beryl Munroe, of Naples, Fla. (previously from Westborough), passed away at the age of 88 after a brief illness on Aug. 4, 2019. 

He was born on July 2, 1931 in Flint, Mich., the son of John and Myrtis Munroe. After graduating from Lynn Classical High in 1949, Ed attended MIT and the prestigious General Electric Senior Management Training Program. 

He married Marjorie Martel in February 1962 and had three children. Ed spent most of his career as an executive in manufacturing at General Electric and Coppus Engineering in Worcester before moving on to life as a full time entrepreneur in 1985. Ed and Margie opened four book stores together, selling them in 2006 and retiring full time to Florida.

Ed was an avid golfer, and enjoyed Boston sports teams, writing poetry, reading, dining out and good times among his many lifelong friends and his family.

He leaves his wife of 57 years, Margie Munroe; one son, John Munroe and his wife Lee; and two daughters, Kristin Parone and her husband Tim and Michelle Brown and her husband Kevin; his brother, Robert Munroe and his wife Velma; and his sister-in-law, Linda Rogers and her husband Wes. He also leaves 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by family and many lifelong friends, who were there for him until the very end.

Service information: Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 3 John St., Westborough. Donations can be made to Avow Hospice, Naples, Fla., or St. Matthews House, Naples, Fla., in memory of Ed.


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