Edward F. Alves Sr. passed away unexpectedly on Friday December 4, 2020 at Tobey hospital in Wareham. He was born in New Bedford two loving parents Bernadette McQuade Alves and Edward Louis Alves on December 27, 1950. He is survived by his wife Lynette and three sons, Edward F. Alves II of New Hampshire, Robert G. Alves and grandson Robert E. Alves of Connecticut, and Mark Moore and wife Carolynn and grandchildren Audrey, Jacqueline, and Ryan of Braintree.
Edward is also survived by his four siblings, Catherine Clark and husband Dan of New Hampshire, Joseph Alves and wife Judy of Virginia, John Alves and wife Diane of Dartmouth, Paul Alves and wife Janet of North Carolina, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Edward graduated from New Bedford Vocational High School with a degree in welding in 1969 and then enlisted in the United States Navy in 1970. Responsible for the maintenance of DC3 cargo planes during the Vietnam War, he was promoted to Aircraft Mechanic Captain in charge of flight crews responsible for the maintenance and welfare of these aircraft. He was recognized for his service by receiving the National Defense Service Medal and an honorable discharge from the US Navy on April 29, 1975.
A lifelong resident of Mattapoisett, Edward adored his family. He was quick to lend a helping hand and perhaps more so, to share his sense of humor to lighten the mood and raise our spirits. His kindness, generosity, and quick wit that defined his character will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
A private funeral service with military honors will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne on June 4, 2021.
Rest in peace Eddie.