September 21, 1942 - January 2, 2020
Edward J. Sampson, Jr. age 77 of North Andover passed away peacefully on Thursday January 2, 2020 after a lengthy period of declining health and multiple hospitalizations with his devoted wife by his side. Born in Brockton, he attended Northeastern University, where he received Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degrees. He then embarked on a fifty-year career as a system engineer at Raytheon Company in Bedford and Tewksbury. He had a lifelong passion for classical organ music and organs. He served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, home of the world-famous "Great Organ," for over 40 years. As a long-time communicant of Saint Patrick Parish in Lawrence, he was a lector and a member of several parish committees. Ed was the recipient of the prestigious Chevrus Award because of his great devotion to St. Patrick Parish and the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Kathleen, and their fantastic feline "Ginger". He is also survived by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Honor and Bill Jutila, sister-in-law Nancy Crowley, much loved nieces and nephews: Honor Marie and Jay Davis, Jennifer and Chris Grahn, Bill Jutila and partner Mindy Bregoli, Patrick and Karen Crowley and Susan Norton; his beloved grandnieces and grandnephews: Madison Davis, Meghan Davis, Emma Davis, Caitlin Grahn, Samantha Grahn, Michael Crowley, Dayna Crowley, Daniel Crowley, Arthur Norton, III and Taylor Norton. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Eleanor Sampson, his sister-in-law: Barbara J. Crowley and his brother-in-law: John F. Crowley, Jr. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home in Methuen. The wake will be held at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway in Methuen (see mmmh.org for directions) on Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. Ed’s funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick Parish, 118 South Broadway (Route 28), Lawrence, MA. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Waverly Rd, North Andover, MA. Funeral attendees are asked to please meet directly at the church on Monday morning. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a contribution in Ed’s memory to either the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Inc., Post Office Box 463, Methuen, MA 01844-0463 or St. Patrick Parish, 118 South Broadway, Lawrence, MA01843-1427. For directions and online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website, www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sampson Family.
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