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773 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 781-893-6260
Fax: 781-893-5965
Edwin Denty

Edwin Heber Denty

Saturday, December 11th, 1926 - Friday, December 7th, 2018
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Edwin Heber Denty, Waltham Police Officer (ret.),

Of Plymouth, MA formerly of Waltham, passed away, December 7, 2018 in his home. He would have turned 92 on December 11, 2018.

Ed was born in Newton, MA, the son of Caroline (Sorenson) and Stanley “ Jack” Denty. He lived most of his life in Waltham before retiring to Priscilla Beach, Plymouth in 1991.

At seventeen Ed enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and fought throughout the Pacific during WWII including the Battle of Okinawa and the taking of Sugarloaf Hill. He was called back to serve during the Korean War and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Ed was a member of the Waltham Police Department for 18 years. He loved to travel and including his military service, visited five continents. He also loved reading, music, and working in his garden. He will be remembered for his smile, sense of humor, storytelling, and his extensive knowledge of literature and geography.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 69 years Mary (Patriacca) Denty and his seven daughters, who were “the sunshine of his life”: Irene Denty, Caroline Demeo and her husband Ben, Diane Denty and her husband Ray Hoefling, Deborah Denty, Donna Parker and her husband David, Mary Rothenberg and her husband Matt Rockwell, and Jacqueline Donnelly and her partner Mike Croft. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service in celebration of Edwin’s life at the Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons, 773 Moody St., Waltham, MA on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10 am. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. in the Funeral Home and Wednesday from 9:30-10 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment, Mount Feake Cemetery. Parking attendants will be on duty.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Edwin’s memory to Home Base - Wounded Warriors Project, Mass General Hospital Development Office, Team Ed’s Girls, 125 Nashua St. Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101 or to Shriner's Hospital for Children by visiting www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/boston.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapel Waltham
    Address
    773 Moody St.
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 | 9:30am - 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
    Location
    The Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons
    Address
    773 Moody Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Service

    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 10:00am
    Location
    The Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons
    Address
    773 Moody Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 11:00am
    Location
    Mount Feake Cemetery
    Address
    203 Prospect Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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Posted at 08:54pm
Dad, I miss you every day!! You were my world and always will be. Love you!! - Marybeth Be
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Posted at 11:27am
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Julie Parsons

Posted at 02:57pm
Caroline I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Elizabeth Gellatly

Posted at 01:13pm
These two trees being planted in Ed's name, to me, honor his love of gardening and nature, his long, incredible life, and his service to country, as well as to the world.
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2 memorial trees were planted in the memory of Edwin Denty
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Diane Zanetti

Posted at 06:30am
To Mary and her family, my sincere condolences to all. I met Ed and Mary when I joined a bowling league and I was on the team with both of them. Ed was the best bowler in our group and very patient no matter how many gutter balls Mary and I rolled. He will be missed.
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