Edward C. Stefanov, Sr., formerly of Webster, MA passed away on December 22, 2019 after a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 68 years, Jeannette A. (Scheffler) Stefanov; his daughter Marianne of Connecticut and his sons Edward Jr. and his wife Carmel of Florida, and William of Texas; grandsons Nico, Kristian, and Kalen; granddaughter Ariana; great granddaughters Stella and Verity; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Edward was predeceased by siblings Anthony, Frank, John, and Josephine and by daughter Susan. Edward was born in Webster, the son of Joseph and Anna Stefanov. He graduated from Bartlett High School in 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving proudly in World War II as a sonarman with the anti-submarine force in both the Atlantic-Mediterranean and Pacific Theaters of operation. He was honorably discharged in 1946. Following military service, he worked for New England Telephone Company for 36 years, 28 as an installer/repairman, eight years as a test man. After retiring in 1986, he enjoyed time with family and trips with senior citizens. He was life member of the Telephone Pioneers, the American Legion, and G.O.A.L. He will be interred at the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery in Agawam, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Foundation for the Blind (https://www.afb.org/donate.aspx), Resource Development, American Foundation for the Blind, 1401 S. Clark St., Ste. 730, Arlington, VA 22202. To leave an online condolence please visit www.holmeswatkins.com
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