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“We'll always remember Ed for his passion for collecting beer cans and other breweriana. He was one of the most friendly collector friends in the...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: George & Dale Miller - Plymouthy, CT

“Sorry to learn of Ed's passing. I have many fond memories of him from many years ago in the old neighborhood on Nilsson Street in Brockton. The...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Lloyd Thompson - Norwell, MA

“I have many happy memories of time spent with Ed and the family. I remember all of the trips to UMASS when Ed would spring for the 2-hot dog special!...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Maura

“I think my brother put it best. We cannot say enough about "the lifelong impact of having a family of "best friends" in the neighborhood where our...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: David Joseph - Clifton, NJ

“I had the pleasure of working with Ed in the Customer Service Center @ Instron several (25) years ago, and will always remember his kindness and...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Sue Martell - Whitman, MA

“My condolences. It's been a difficult time for Ed's family, especially Sandra . He's at peace and there is no more suffering for him. My prayers...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Cabral - West Bridgewater, MA

“I'll never forget all those beer cans, that "Goofy" impression, and mostly the lifelong impact of having a family of "best friends" in the...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Paul Joseph - Natick, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot fathom what you are feeling but please know that all Hearts, Faith, Prayers and Love are with you and your...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Lori Dolinski Antonik - Charlotte, NC

“Sandy, I am very sad to hear of Ed's passing. We were good friends and collegues (spelling?) at Instron, and shared many hours - as well as you. I...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: nancy fox elder - fellow worker

“Eddie, You will be forever in my heart as "the bird man"...... my thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Pam Hood - N.Easton, MA - Fried

“Thank you for welcoming me into your family with open arms. Love Bill ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Bill Horner - half moon bay, CA

“Dad, Though you are no longer with us on this earth, your spirit will be with us each and every day. We miss you very much, but we are solaced...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy Horner - Half Moon Bay, CA

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EASTON------Edmund Dillon Linehan, of South Easton, peacefully departed this earth on January 1, 2012 at the age of 76. Born October 11, 1935 in Brockton, he was the son of the late James E. and Lydia C. (Burke) Linehan. He was also predeceased by his sister, Mary R. Gordy, and brothers, Joseph F. Linehan and John R. Linehan.

Ed graduated from Brockton High School in 1953. Upon graduation, he joined the US Navy and proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict. He began a career with Instron Corporation in Canton, where he met his wife, Sandra Shave. Ed attended Northeastern University and graduated with high honors in 1976. The family moved to South Easton in 1978. Ed continued to work at Instron Corporation for the remainder of his professional career, holding several positions in the company, before he retired in 1999.

Ed enjoyed many hobbies but his favorite pursuit was collecting beer cans. He was a longstanding member of the BCCA and was also a member of the VFW George F. Schindler Post 2547 in Easton.

Ed leaves behind his loving family: His wife of 46 years, Sandra J. (Shave); daughter, Nancy, son-in-law, Bill Horner, grandson, Dillon Thomas and granddaughter, Emily Rose of Half Moon Bay, CA.; son, Michael, and daughter-in-law, Marji Babcock of South Easton; sister-in-law, Molly Linehan of West Bridgewater; brother-in-law, Dana Shave and wife Sara of Chapel Hill, NC; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, grandnieces, grandnephews and second cousins.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton. Private family interment will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting hours on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Edmund's memory may be sent to the VFW George F. Schindler Post, PO Box 103, Easton, MA. 02356. For directions or condolences visit