John J. EdenburnJuly 7, 1951 ~ July 13, 2017 (age 66)
John J. Edenburn "Sean", born on July 7, 1951 in Spencer, MA, Sean was the fifth of five children born to Hugh and Elizabeth (Collins) Edenburn. Older siblings include Kathy, Hugh (Michael), Ellen, and Patrick. The family moved to Columbia in the late 1950s, before settling in Manchester. Sean attended school and worked in sales most notably for Gengras Motor Cars, Philadelphia Insurance Company, and WIHS Radio Station. He met his wife, Kathleen London, working at Mott's Grocery in the late 1960s. After they married, they settled in South Windsor at a condo in Cinnamon Springs. They later moved and resettled on Pine Street in Columbia, where they had three children, Elizabeth, Charles, and Andrew. Sean loves his family very much and enjoys playing the banjo for his granddaughters in his spare time. He loves the Beatles, 60 Minutes, and the 630 Evening News on CBS. He will probably eternally dislike former President Richard Millhouse Nixon. Sean is an avid ham radio operator, with antennas strung across the yard, communicating around the globe. He loves a good joke, and some are even funny! Sean is predeceased by his father, John, and mother, Elizabeth, and survived by his wife of 43 years, Kathy, daughter Elizabeth and Ian Michel of Coventry, son Charles and girlfriend Yin Ma of Wethersfield, son, Andrew, and girlfriend, Brittany Gagne, of Albuquerque, NM, and grand-daughters Maya and Katelyn Michel. He is also survived by sister Kathy James of Florida, brother Hugh Michael Edenburn and wife Epifania of Cebu City In the Philippines, sister Ellen Newman and husband Ted of Brooklyn, NY, and brother Patrick Edenburn and wife Lou, of Norwalk, and many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Columba Catholic Church, Jct. of Rtes. 66 and 87 in Columbia, on Tuesday, July 18th at 11am. Reception to follow. The family requests that no flowers be sent and instead requests that donations be made in his memory to Citizens United in Research for Epilepsy (CURE) at http://cureep.convio.net/goto/Edenburn Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) PO Box 74008164 Chicago, IL 60674-8164 www.cureepilepsy.org Care of arrangements have been entrusted to Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.