OBITUARY: Edward “Eddy” L. Irwin, 70

TEWKSBURY, MA — Edward “Eddy” L. Irwin, 70, of N. Chelmsford, MA formerly of Tewksbury, MA died unexpectedly Thursday Feb. 9, 2017 at Lowell General Hospital.

He was married to Marian R. (Vincent) Irwin who died April 12, 2014.

Born in Cambridge, MA on May 20, 1946, he was a son of the late William and Elizabeth Irwin. He graduated from Tewksbury High School with the Class of 1965.

Ed worked as a Police Officer at UMass Lowell Police Dept. before retiring in 2006. He was a member of Teamsters Local 25, where he was the Shop Steward. Ed served with VISTA, Volunteer In Service to America in Nashville, TN.

He was a current member of the Chelmsford Town Meeting Representative, former member of the Tewksbury School Committee, and former member of St. Williams Catholic Church and Tewksbury-Wilmington Elks. He was an avid college football fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Owens of N. Chelmsford and Jennifer Hartigan and her husband Norman of Natick, MA; three brothers and their wives, William and Mary Lou Irwin of Fallston, MD, John and Kathryn Irwin of Lunenburg, MA and Brian and Peggy Irwin of Bethlehem, NH ;four grandchildren, Matthew Lubao, Devon Hartigan, Jenna Owens and Chloe Miller-Owens; many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his beloved dog, “Scruffy”.

Visiting hours Tues. 3 to 7 p.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Funeral from the Funeral Home on Wed at 8 with a funeral Service at 9AM in the Aldersgate Methodist Church 242 Boston Road  Chelmsford, MA Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to Lowell Humane Society 951 Broadway St. Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by Dolan Funeral Home. Guestbook at

Edward Irwin

(NOTE: The above obituary is from Dolan Funeral Home.)

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