Edward A. Craven

November 18, 2021

Edward A. Craven
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

WWII

Edward A. Craven – of Woburn, Thursday, November 18th, at the age of 96. Beloved husband of the late Eleanor M. (Cormier) Craven. Devoted father of Jayne F. Powers, her husband Joseph of Beverly and Joyce M. Michaels of Woburn. Cherished grandfather of Jillian and Kaitlin. Dear brother of the late Grace Marshall and her late husband Walter. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Tuesday, November 23rd at St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Calling hours will be held prior to the Mass from 8:30-9:45 a.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, MA. Remembrances may be made in Edward’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Edward Anthony Craven, a lifelong resident of Woburn and a WWII US Navy Veteran died peacefully, November 18th, 2021, at the age of 96. He was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor M. (Cormier) Craven. 

Born in Woburn, he was the son of the late Edward and Grace (Ross) Craven.  He was educated in Woburn and after graduating from High School, Edward served as a Radioman 2/C in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp in the Pacific Theater, receiving several commendations.

After his return, Ed (also fondly known as Bud)  met a beautiful woman named Eleanor from Conway, NH and the two married in May of 1948. They then spent the next sixty-six years devoted to one another. They made their home on the West Side of Woburn and brought two wonderful daughters into the world.

For many years, Edward worked as a civil engineer, most notably for the City of Boston and the MBTA.

After retirement, he and Eleanor spent winters in Naples, FL where he enjoyed golfing, the beaches, and the warm weather.  Ed also enjoyed watching Boston sports and was an avid Patriots fan.

Edward is survived and will be deeply missed by his daughters, Jayne F. Powers, her husband Joseph of Beverly and Joyce M. Michaels of Woburn. Cherished grandfather of Jillian and Kaitlin. Dear brother of the late Grace Marshall and her late husband Walter. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

 Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Tuesday, November 23rd at St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10 a.m.Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Calling hours will be held prior to the Mass from 8:30-9:45 a.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, MA. Remembrances may be made in Edward’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Tuesday, November 23rd at St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Calling hours will be held prior to the Mass from 8:30-9:45 a.m. in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, MA. Remembrances may be made in Edward’s honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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  1. Kathleen O'Doherty and Shaheen Mozaffar

    Dear Jane and Joyce: Please accept our deepest condolences. Shaheen and I both felt a connection with Ed from the moment we met him. His sense of humor was infectious. And the fact that he grew up in the same neighborhood as my mother and knew her and her family was a sweet bonus! I never was able to get them in the same room at the same time but they both told stories I never would have heard except for meeting Ed. He told me about John and Bessie (my grandparents) and my mother would tell me how sweet his mother Grace was, and also how handsome high school Ed was. Girls would go to the shoe store where he worked just to see him. (I guess he was good for business!) Shaheen enjoyed cooking for him. And both of us always enjoyed our evenings with him over drinks and snacks. We miss him!

  2. Jayne, Joyce and family members. My sincerest sympathy for the loss of such a beloved great man.
    There is comfort for us all to know he and his dear Eleanor are together one again.

    You will be in my prayers in the hard days ahead.

    Love Betty and the Travers family.

  3. Joyce, Heartbroken to hear of your loss. Ed was such a sweet, charming man. He will truly be missed.

  4. Jayne & Joyce, So sorry on the passing of your Dad. My Mom enjoyed the phone calls and the visits to Woburn. Our parents had many years of friendship …I’m sure many laughs. Rest In Peace Buddy.

  5. Ray and Pat Ross

    Very sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. My deepest sympathies to Jayne and Joyce and the entire family. You will be in our prayers.

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