Cruess, Edward G.

Edward G. Cruess. Sr. was called home to God peacefully on April 27, 2017 leaving his wife Joyce of 51 years as well as his son Ed along with his wife Kelly and their children, Sean, Brigit, Cailin and Emma and many loving family and friends.
He was born in Torrington to Edward and Agnes (Morrissey) Cruess on June 21, 1930 and attended St. Francis School and graduated from Torrington High School before joining the United States Navy and serving for four years. Ed then attended and graduated from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, VT.
Upon graduation Ed moved to Unionville and joined the Hartford Insurance Group in the Bonding Department and subsequently joined the Edward H. Deming Insurance Agency becoming a partner managing the Unionville Office until his retirement. During his insurance career and following his retirement Ed managed the Tunxis Ecumenical Apartment complex.
Always actively involved in his Parish of St. Mary Star of the Sea he served as an Usher, Parish Council member, Building Committee member, as well as a Trustee and recipient of the Archdiocesan St. Joseph Medal.
Ed also served and was a member in many service organizations including the Exchange Club of Farmington, Knights of Columbus Uncas Council #32, Tunxis Hose Co. #1, Unionville Men’s Golf League, Farmington Food Pantry, Services for the Elderly and the Dr. Dunne Scholarship Fund.
Friends may call at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, 145 Main St., Unionville on Monday (May 1) from 8:30-10:00am. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in the Church at 10:00am followed by burial with full military honors in St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. Edward F. Dunne Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 625, Unionville, CT 06085, or St. Agnes Guild, 104 Mayflower St., West Hartford, CT 06110 or to Services for the Elderly, Inc., 321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, CT 06085.

Calling Hours

Monday, May 1, 2017 from 8:30-10:00am at the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea ~ Unionville

Funeral Service

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:00am in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea ~ Unionville

Burial

St. Mary Cemetery ~ Avon

Memorial Contribution

Dr. Edward F. Dunne Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 625, Unionville, CT 06085, or St. Agnes Guild, 104 Mayflower St., West Hartford, CT 06110 or to Services for the Elderly, Inc., 321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, CT 06085

4 Responses to 'Cruess, Edward G.'

  1. Gary EISENHAUER says:

    So sorry for your loss. Years ago I was a member of the Exchange Club with Ed.

  2. Valerie Joyce says:

    Dear Joyce, Ed Jr and families. My sincere condolences to you all on Ed’s passing. Never was there a nicer, kinder, more gentle “gentleman”! His delivery was always warm and smiley! A great husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all! It is a real gift to have shared a portion of his life! Love Val Joyce

  3. Thomas J. Turick says:

    Ed was such a great guy, so wonderful to talk to anytime we met.
    A very kind and gentle man who always made you feel good about everything. He had many fine qualities and truly loved his family and those he came in contact with. I will remember him always and will pray for him now in eternal rest. My sincerest condolences to Joyce and the entire Cruess family.

  4. Valerie Joyce says:

    Dear Joyce, Ed Jr and his loving family. My sincere condolences to you all! Ed’s joyful delivery to all, his “never say no” way of life, his warm embracing smile and quiet humor are treasured memories of one very special man, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. I am blessed to have known him. Val Joyce

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