Edward J. Chisholm Jr.

March 23, 2021

Edward J. Chisholm Jr.

Edward J. Chisholm Jr. of Woburn, passed away surrounded by his family on March 23rd at the age of sixty-seven. He was the son of the late Edward Sr. and Margaret (Ryan) Chisholm of Lincoln. The beloved husband of 42 years to Patricia E. (Masterson) Chisholm of Woburn. Proud father of Edward III and his wife Danielle (Pulaski) Chisholm of Woburn, Erin Chisholm of Tewksbury, Timothy Chisholm and fiancé Nick Cantarella of Haverhill, and Keri (Chisholm) Jennings and her husband Matt Jennings of Methuen. Cherished grandfather of Keira and Maura Chisholm. Dear brother of the late Janet (Chisholm) Dolan of Wayland.  Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Ed’s Funeral Mass, Monday, March 29th at 10 a.m., at St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. The church is limited to 100 people. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Sunday, March 28th, from 2-5 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Give2those.org. 

Edward J. Chisholm Jr. – of Woburn (formerly Lincoln) passed away peacefully, on March 23rd at the age of sixty-seven, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of 42 years to Patricia E. (Masterson) Chisholm. 

Born in Waltham and raised in Lincoln, Ed was the son of the late Edward Sr. and Margaret (Ryan) Chisholm. He was a graduate of Lincoln Sudbury High School, class of 1971, where he played hockey and ran cross country. He then attended Stockbridge College where he earned a degree in Arboriculture in 1978. Ed spent numerous years helping family and friends with any of their tree removal needs. He enjoyed climbing trees with his tree spurs on and stepping out onto a limb! 

Growing up with his sister, Janet, he spent many summers partaking in spontaneous trips to the beach and to Washington, D.C.  He loved riding his bike around Lincoln, skating on Spot Pond and going on adventures with his cousin, Danny.  He loved his black lab, Linc and even won “best dog trainer” with him.

For many years Ed worked for Boston Edison in the Electrical Maintenance department where he repaired large generators. He retired from Eversource in 2015 after 33 years of service. He loved to teach anyone who would listen, all about electricity and electrical safety.

Ed enjoyed spending time with his family, whether they were traveling to a bucket list destination (such as zip-lining in Hawaii and Alaska or flying in a float plane in Alaska) or having a BBQ in the backyard. He was most known for his “Dad jokes”, easy going demeanor and kind heart. He always had a story to tell and could turn anything into a teachable moment.

Becoming a dad was a great honor to him as he welcomed his 4 children into the world. He was their biggest cheerleader and supporter in any and all of their athletic and academic endeavors. You could always find him court-side, on a track, field or in a gym cheering them on. When he became “Papa” to his twin granddaughters, Keira and Maura, there was nothing else that could compare to his love for them. There were no rules or restrictions when it came to his granddaughters, and they knew it!

Family was the most important priority for Ed, and his love and devotion will forever be cherished.

Beloved husband of Patricia E. (Masterson) Chisholm. Proud father of Edward III and his wife Danielle (Pulaski) Chisholm of Woburn, Erin Chisholm of Tewksbury, Timothy Chisholm and fiancé Nick Cantarella of Haverhill, and Keri (Chisholm) Jennings and her husband Matt Jennings of Methuen.  Cherished grandfather of Keira and Maura Chisholm. Dear brother of the late Janet (Chisholm) Dolan of Wayland. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to Ed’s Funeral Mass, Monday, March 29th at 10 a.m.,  in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. The church is limited to 100 people. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Sunday, March 28th, from 2-5 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Give2those.org.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to Ed’s Funeral Mass, Monday, March 29th at 10 a.m.,  in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn. The church is limited to 100 people. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, close family and friends are invited to briefly pay their respects on Sunday, March 28th, from 2-5 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn.  All attending are asked to enter through the front door of the Funeral Home and exit through the back door. Masks MUST be worn at all times, along with strict adherence to social distancing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Give2those.org.

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  1. Judy Balestrieri

    May the road rise up to meet you
    May the wind be always at your back
    May the sun shine warm upon your face
    And ~ until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
    Rest In Peace Ed.
    The Balestrieri’s.

  2. Pat & family – our sincere condolences to you all. Ed was a great neighbor to my mother and family and he always had a smile and a kind word. He will truly be missed

    Dan & Nancy Ober and family

  3. Lois and Jerry Surette

    Dear Pat and family. We are so saddened to hear of your Husband’s (Dad’s)
    passing. Our condolences, Lois and Jerry Surette

  4. Pat and Family,
    My deepest condolences at this time.
    Ed was a great friend, teacher, and mentor.
    I had the absolute pleasure to work with him at Boston Edison for many years.

    My thoughts and prayers, are with you at this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Judy Fleming

  5. I had the pleasure to work with Ed in Waltham for many years. He was a kind soul, and a true Gentleman. Our prayers are with The Chisholm Family we are very sorry for your loss. The Butler Family

  6. Deepest sympathy Pat, Eddie and family. Ed was a friend to all. Always a pleasure talking with Ed as he walked the neighborhood, He will dearly be missed….Love and respect, The Casey’s

  7. Christine Meehan

    Pat and family, so sorry for your. Please except our sincere sympathy.
    The Meehan Family.

  8. Charles t Culhane

    Pat, Ed, & family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    The Culhanes

  9. Carolyn Cribbie

    Pat and family, so sorry for your loss. May happy memories comfort you in the difficult times and bring you some peace.

  10. My deepest condolences to Pat and family. Everyone new Ed as a kind and warm man. He made the world a better place.

  11. Patricia Andersen

    Pat & Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss your all in my thoughts & prayers at this difficult time
    My deepest sympathy
    Patty Andersen

  12. Pat and family I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Pat McMahon

  13. Patty and family very sorry for your loss . Ed was a great person. Our deepest condolences. Paula and Jack King

  14. The Booker Family

    Ed was not only a great neighbor with a kind spirit, he was a wonderful father to his children, and a loving husband! The “CIRCLE” will never be the same without him but our memories are forever etched with his smile! Rest In Peace Ed.

  15. margarette masotta

    Pat, So sorry to read of Eddie’s passing. May you get through this difficult time with the fond memories that you have. Please take care of yourself and each other. With heartfelt prayer and tender thoughts of your whole family Margarette Masotta

  16. Our condolences to you Pat and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    The George’s

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