Ed Osborne, 75: Father, grandfather, longtime Ward 5 Alderman who served with commitment, caring

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Memorial bunting on City Hall honoring Ward 5 Alderman Ed Osborne.
Memorial bunting on City Hall honoring Ward 5 Alderman Ed Osborne.

MANCHESTER, NH – Edward J. Osborne, 75, of Manchester, NH, died January 15, 2015, at the Elliot Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Goffstown, NH, on November 10, 1939, he was the son of Edmund and Emma (Cloutier) Osborne. He was a lifelong resident of the Queen City.

He attended Bishop Bradley High School and Manchester High School Central.

Veteran tribute obitsEd served with the United States Navy and New Hampshire National Guard.

He owned and operated Ed Osborne VIP Winners Club for forty-eight years.

As Manchester’s Ward 5 Alderman for eighteen years, Ed served his constituents with dedication, commitment, and caring. Most important, he was known as a people’s alderman. He won re-election with ease because of the many grateful people he helped throughout his years as alderman.

He was a longtime member of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Ed was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who enjoyed the pleasures of family life. He will be remembered for his selfless ways and his heart of gold.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Karen K. Dube on August 28, 2014.

Family members include his wife of 53 years, Joy (Covatis) Osborne; his daughter, Joanne L. Doukeris and her husband, Michael, of Manchester; three grandchildren, Stavros Doukeris, Christy Beauchemin, and Brianna L. Dube; two brothers-in law, Charles Covatis and his wife, Kim, and William Covatis and his wife, Debbie, all of Manchester; several nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

Services: Calling hours will be Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union Street, corner of Concord Street, Manchester, NH.

The funeral and Trisagion service will be at held Thursday 10 a.m. in the funeral home.

Burial with military honors will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, NH.

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