One of the most passionate baseball fans in Maspeth, Ed could often be spotted with his ipod sized transistor radio plastered to his ear listening to his beloved Met’s. Ed was a regular at the Cardinal Spellman Knights of Columbus Group located on Grand Avenue in Maspeth. More recently, Ed was in charge of making sure the people who had parties at the Hall … “were satisfied with the place,” said his friend Pat, a fellow Knight.
Across the street from the K of C, Ed found time to assist in delivering meals to seniors in the neighborhood The Maspeth Senior Center is where Ed said he always found a smiling face in the crowd.
He was also an active member of the St. Stanislaus Kostka Church Choir. Don and Diane Competello are co-directors of the choir. They had nice words about Ed this week. “Ed was very dedicated to the choir,” remarked Don. “He really didn’t drive, and it was a great distance for him twice a week, but he never missed a rehearsal. He always had a smile on his face – and led by example.” “He will be missed dearly,” said Diane.
The entire choir will be singing at Ed’s funeral Mass at St. Stanislaus on Saturday morning at 10AM.
According to his niece, Dawn, Ed, affectionately called “Moe” by his family, was a draftsman at J.C. Penny for more than 20 years.
His wake is at Megiel Funeral Home at 64-18 Flushing Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378.
Viewing is Thursday from 2pm till 5pm and 7pm till 9pm.
Also Friday from 2pm till 5pm and 7pm until 9pm.