Mr. Edward J. McGregor, 66, of 8592 State 56, unexpectedly passed away on Thursday morning, June 10, 2010 at Fletcher-Allen Medical Center, Burlington, after being transferred there from Canton-Potsdam Hospital on Tuesday.
Edward was born October 4, 1943 in Potsdam, the son of James and Catherine McCarthy McGregor. He attended Norwood-Norfolk High School. On June 6, 1964, he married Diane M. Runions at St. Mary’s Catholic Church,Massena. Diane predeceased him on January 18, 2002.
Ed first worked for three years at Cappione’s in Massena, before going to General Motors in 1964. He continued to work there in Research and Development and as a custodian for 42 years, retiring in 2006.
Ed will truly be missed by three daughters, Brenda Conley and Lisa Taylor, both of Raymondville and Laurie Bond and her husband, Mark of Norfolk; his loving companion, Valerie Delarge and her son, David; his grandchildren, Kayla, Nichole, Reanna, Rachael, Bridget, Mark, Gabby, and Tanner; his sister, Jean Barkley of Madrid; his brothers, Paul and his wife Shirley, Donald and his wife, Lisa, all of Raymondville and Ronald and his wife, Tina, of Massena; and many nieces and nephews.
Edward McGregors hobbies are his family, grandchildren, and companion. He was a wonderful family man, who always put his family first. He brightened all our lives with his free spirit and kind heart. He enjoyed being outside in the pool, cookouts, and building. He loved to build for many different reasons, some were because he loved the challenge of seeing the success when it was completed. He also enjoyed building because it was usually for a loved one and that made him happy to see others happy.
Ed was predeceased by his son-in-law, David R. Conley on February 19, 2010; and a sister, Betty Villnave in 1979.
There will be no public calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday 4:00 p.m. at Church of the Visitation, Norfolk, NY with Rev. Andrew Amyot, celebrating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Visitation Cemetery, Norfolk. Arrangements are with the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Burlington Fire and Rescue at 575 Dorset St., South Burlington VT 05403 or the American Cancer Society .
Condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com.