Somerville Remembering Edward T. Severino

Our sincere condolences thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Edward T. Severino on his passing.

Edward T. Severino was a very nice man who will be sadly missed here in Somerville.

Edward T. Severino, 81, of Somerville, Massachusetts, passed away on September 9, 2020, due to cancer. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, he fought with strength and determination, wanting to spend as much time as possible pursuing his goals and with loved ones. On his final day he was surrounded by family.

Ed Severino was a true Somervillian born to Mary and Edmundo in Union Square, Somerville. He graduated from Somerville High School and then enlisted in the Marine Corps. Ed remained a loyal Marine proudly wearing the insignia prominently on hats, key chains, and bumper stickers. At the end of his service he returned to Somerville. Later, in 1978, He married wife Elaine in Union Square.

Ed was a loving and devoted husband, as well as a supportive father to their daughter MaryKay and son Marc. Aside from being survived by his wife and children, Ed also leaves behind his daughter-in-law Katie, granddaughter Briana Rose, and nieces Maureen and Kathleen. Ed was preceded in death by his sisters Geraldine and Dorothy, and brother Richard.

Ed was friendly and always ready with a smile. He owned a rug store in Porter Square, Somerville for 35 years in front of which he greeted every passerby. Ed later became a driver for 15 years for Beacon Hill Village and Cambridge Neighbors. In that role he helped the elderly remain at home in their final years and truly enjoyed the time and stories they shared during his rides.

Ed loved the outdoors, especially Maine. This love began with a coastal Maine camping honeymoon and continued for the next 41 years. Ed and wife Elaine’s favorite place to camp was South Arm Campground in Andover, ME, which they visited annually for 39 years to meet and camp with dear friends. In lieu of flowers, people wishing to honor Ed’s love of the Maine wilderness or his valiant fight against cancer can make donations to either Maine Audubon or The American Cancer Society.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Doherty Funeral Home in Somerville followed by a funeral mass at 11:30am at St. Catherine of Genoa in Somerville

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