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Edward E. Garland

October 15, 1950 ~ January 14, 2018 (age 67)

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Edward E. Garland, 67, passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side on Sunday, January 14, 2018. He lost his battle with Agent Orange Disease which was a result of his service in Vietnam.

He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1970 to 1974 as a rifleman and parachute rigger with VMA (Airwing) 533, with service in the "Rose Garden" in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged as an E-5 SGT.

Upon returning from service Ed was employed for many years as a mechanic and later on as a cook.

Ed was past Commander of the Colrain VFW Memorial Post 3857 and member of the Marine Corps League Oak Ridge Detachment.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years Lynn Kingsbury, a son Aaron Garland of Greenfield, a daughter Adriane Garland of Texas, a bonus daughter Nikki Hillman of Las Vegas, six grandchildren, two brothers Norman and Colin Garland both of Shelburne Falls, two sisters Donna Billings of Charlemont and Penny Jasmin of Shelburne Falls, two half-sisters Ellen and Helen Benedict both of Greenfield, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ed was predeceased by his parents Norman and Norma Garland as well as a half-brother.

A visiting hour will take place at the Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home, 40 Church St., Shelburne Falls on Wednesday January 17 from 5 to 6 pm with a memorial service taking place at 6:00

It was Ed's wish that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Oak Ridge Detachment, PO Box 544, Bernardston, MA 01337

 Service Information

January 17, 2018

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Shelburne Falls funeral home
40 Church St.
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

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