Mr. Edward H. Ammidown III

  • Born: December 7, 1948
  • Died: May 22, 2017
  • Location: Mansfield, Massachusetts

James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home

48 Common Street
Walpole, MA 02081

Tel. (508) 668-1960

Tribute & Message From The Family

Edward H. Ammidown, III, age 68, passed away at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis on Monday, May 22, 2017. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on December 7, 1948, he was the son of the late Edward H. Ammidown, Jr. and Helen G. (Brennan) Ammidown. He was raised in East Walpole, Massachusetts, where as a young boy Ed loved playing baseball and hockey and looked forward to the family's summer camping trips to Papoose Pond in Maine and Curlew Pond at Myles Standish State Forest. Upon entering Walpole High School, Ed quickly became a two-season athlete playing baseball and competing in wrestling. His father's illness after his sophomore year meant that he had to leave sports behind, and Ed took a job outside of school with the Kendall Company in Walpole to help support his family. Ed continued his studies at Walpole High School and graduated with the Class of 1966. He went on to earn his Associates Degree in Computer Science at Bryant & Stratton College in Boston in 1968.

After graduation, Ed worked various jobs before taking a position with Philbrick Nexus, where he met his soon to be wife, Judith A. Buck in 1970. Ed served in the Naval Air Reserve out of Weymouth from 1971-1976. He married his beloved Judy soon after he finished his active duty assignments on July 17, 1971 in Norfolk, Massachusetts. The young couple made their home together in Plainville, and Ed took a position with Knox, Inc in Walpole as an Electronics Technician. After Hydralign, Inc. formed as a spinoff from Knox, Ed settled into his career and moved his young family to Mansfield, Massachusetts in 1975. Hydralign was purchased by Butler Automatic and Ed's office moved from Walpole to Middleboro until his retirement in 2015.

Ed enjoyed being an active member of his community in Mansfield. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was a member and officer of the Mansfield Jaycees, was a regular attendee at Town Meetings, and loved coaching his sons in their youth soccer program. He was a voracious reader and a regular presence at the Mansfield Public Library. He had a lifelong love for sports, following all the New England teams, but most of all his beloved Red Sox. Ed was an avid golfer, even when his game frustrated him, he loved any day he could spend chasing his golf ball. Although Ed had a reputation as a quiet man, he was known to bring a whole room to its knees in laughter with a well-timed remark.

Family meant everything to Ed. He was a loving husband to Judy and the two loved traveling together, taking memorable trips to Bermuda, Prince Edward Island, Basin Harbor in Vermont, the York Harbor Inn in Maine. In recent years, he enjoyed playing the role of elder statesman at gatherings of the Brennan clan. After the birth of his granddaughters, Ed was overjoyed at the idea of being a grandfather and cherished every moment he spent with them.

Beloved husband to Judith A. (Buck) Ammidown.
Loving father of Stephen Edward Ammidown and his wife Michelle Chronister of Bowling Green, Ohio and Scott Richard Ammidown and his wife Colleen of Bellingham.
Cherished grandfather of Olivia Sharon Ammidown, June Chronister Ammidown, and Mackenzie Judith Ammidown.
Brother of the late Nancy A. Kelter.
Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Ed's Life Celebration on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 5-8 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 10:00 in the Rural Cemetery on Pemberton Street in Walpole. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either, The Friends of the Mansfield Public Library, 255 Hope Street, Mansfield, MA 02048 or The First Tee of Massachusetts at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Praying for your family. So sorry to hear of your loss.

Posted by LaDonna Davis - Buckhannon, WV - Family   May 22, 2018

Judy, I am so very sorry of Eddie's passing. It was just a few months ago that we were chatting at our reunion. He was a good friend of mine in high school and I will miss him. Please accept my condolences. My prayers go out to you and the family. Judy, I'd like to leave you and your family with this reading:

"When I have come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared, miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take and each must go alone.
It's all part of the Master's plan- a step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart, go to the friends we know, and bury your sorrows
in doing good deeds, Miss Me, But Let Me Go."

Posted by John Gardner - Cicero, NY - Classmate   May 26, 2017

So very sorry to hear this and that your family has to experience this loss too early. I had the pleasure of hanging out with him at the family gatherings in Mike's yard. Clearly he was a good man, Husband, Father,Grandfather and Friend. May you all be blessed with strength and filled with good memories from his life with you. May he rest in true peace knowing his family is intact as he watches over.

Posted by Eric Jamerson - Upton, MA - Family Friend   May 26, 2017

So sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. We had an opportunity to catch up at the reunion. Eddie's dad was responsible for alerting my family about the glories of Curlew Pond in Myles Standish State Forest where we spent many a wonderful summer. Eddie was a great teammate on our Walpole Little League teams.

Posted by Richard Brake - HENRICO, VA - Friend   May 26, 2017

Very sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. Was able to catch up with him at the reunion. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Kathleen Avery Fedorchuk

Posted by Kathleen Avery Fedorchuk - Falmouth, MA - Classmate   May 25, 2017

Judy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope all the wonderful memories help you through this very difficult time. Hugs.

Posted by Lisa (Leston) Giroux - Bedford, NH - Family Friend   May 25, 2017

So sorry Judy for your loss . I loved reading his life story ? I feel he was a wonderful man. Thank you for sharing his life with all of us . May he rest in peace in God's Arms and Bless you and all your Family. Sincerely Maria Calzolaio

Posted by Maria Calzolaio - Milford, MA - Acquaintance   May 24, 2017

Prayers for the Ammidown family. LaDonna Davis, aunt of Michelle Chronister

Posted by LaDonna Davis - Buckhannon, WV - Family   May 24, 2017


Our sympathy to you Judy and family. It was many years that Henry and Ed worked together at Hydralign. We are so sorry that he didn't get to enjoy many more years of retirement. We know that you all will treasure his memory.

Posted by Henry and Carolyn Chretien - North Attleboro,, MA - Coworker   May 24, 2017

Dear Judy, Scott and Steven, Bill and I are very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Back when, Ed was a fixture in the Petrillo household, hanging with Tom and Frank, and Ed and yourself such dear friends to Linda and Frank for so many years. His presence will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Noreen and Bill (Petrillo) Baranowski - Monument Beach, MA - Friend   May 24, 2017


We are sorry for your loss. With sympathy, Dennis and Barbara Siggins, Cape Cod

Posted by Dennis and Barbara Siggins Siggins - Sandwich, MA - Acquaintance   May 24, 2017

My sincere condolences. May the God of all comfort strengthen you all during this difficult time. Rom 15:4


Posted by A friend   May 24, 2017

So sorry for your loss, Judy. Sounds like you have wonderful memories to cherish Ed always. And a beautiful family to share everything with. If you'd like to get away to new environs, I'd love to see you. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Linda Loop (DiBerto) - NH - Classmate   May 24, 2017


My deepest condolences to your family. Ed was a great person and will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure to meet him. May he Rest In Peace in the Lords Kingdom.

Posted by Cheril Chronister - York, PA - Family   May 23, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. My heartfelt condolences to Judy and the entire family.

Posted by Jeanne Heaton - St. Augustine, FL - Friend   May 23, 2017

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