North Haven - Edward M. Bevins, 82, husband of Nellie Bevins passed away at home on Friday, May 22, 2009. He was born Sept. 28, 1926 in New York, NY to the late Patrick and Mary (Devaney) Bevins. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Naval Armed Guard. Ed was a Hamden fireman for 11 years and then worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft retiring after 28 years. He was a member of the Wallingford YMCA. In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, Edward Bevins of Wallingford and Dennis and Timothy Bevins both of Fullerton, CA, a sister; Theresa Bevins of Hamden and a brother, Daniel Bevins of Hamden. He also leaves seven grandchildren, Tara, Ryan, Brandon, Jack, Harrison, Connor and Christopher Bevins. He was predeceased by his first wife, Sylvia Zucchi, his second wife, Lynn Stone and a brother, Jerry Bevins. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 12 noon at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hamden. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamden. Relatives and friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Tuesday, May 26 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., prior to the Mass. Contributions in Edward's memory may be made to the Wallingford YMCA, 81 South Elm St., Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Dear, dear Nellie and Family, Know that you are in our hearts today and always, you are wonderful, and we’ll miss Ed very much. Hugs, Nancy

  2. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Nellie and Ed’s family. Before I came to the Wallingford YMCA, Ed and Nellie were there and were always such caring and warm people. I always looked forward to a few nice words whenever I saw Ed. I will miss him. Pam

  3. Dear Nellie, Eddie, Janice, Dennis, and Timmy, I/we are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Eddie was the .Rock. in the Bevins Clan! His famous sayings, .listen my friend,. .listen folks,. just to name a few bring a smile to my face remembering his gruff voice! Uncle Eddie experienced alot of heartache in his life, with the passing of Aunt Sylvia, Aunt Lynn, Christopher, our dad & his parents, but through it all he was the strong one that we could all look to for support. He was one great guy, with the zest for life that the Irish are proud of! The attitude of .pick yourself up, dust yourself off & move on. was most definitely his example to me in life. I will miss his notes at Christmas time, but I know he is in good company in Heaven!! My thoughts & prayers will be with you all in the days & months ahead. Mary Theresa

  4. Eddie, I am so very sorry for your loss..You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.. RaeAnne Addisio

  5. Dear Ed, Dennis and Tim, My family and I are sorry to learn of your loss. I remember your father well, and recall that he was a fine and decent man. He is as much as anyone part of the memories I have of growing up in our old neighborhood. Regards, Pat Toensmeier

  6. To the Bevins Clan, so sorry for your loss. I saw Ed on holidays as I was growing up from a little boy. He was a true gem. He will be greatly missed.

  7. Timmy, Dennis, Eddie – I am so sorry to have just learned of Ed’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Christy

  8. Dear Nellie, I just heard about Ed passing, and I am so very sorry for you and your family. I hope he was happy at home prior to his passing. I know how devoted you were to him. I have thought of both of you,( and Lucky!), often. You and your family will be in my prayers.

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