Edward R. Naughton, age 63, of Madison, formerly of Hamden, passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital on May 2, 2014. Born in Norristown, PA on April 2, 1951 to the late Edward J. and Evelyn Carlton Naughton. Ed will be remembered as a wonderful husband by his wife of 32 years, Melissa Ciranni Naughton; his children, Julianne Naughton of New Haven and E. Joseph Naughton of Madison; his siblings, Eileen Russell and Michael Naughton both of Phoenixville, PA and several nieces and nephews. Ed was a graduate of Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA. He was a US Navy Veteran of Vietnam. Ed was the farm manager for over 20 years at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in Hamden. After his retirement there he worked at Clinton Nursery and currently employed by Senninger Irrigation Company of Florida. He was a former longtime member and past president of Hamden Rotary Club and a former member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Holy Name Society. Funeral leaving from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden on Monday, May 5th at 9:30 AM for his Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church to be celebrated at 10:00 Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hamden. Friends may also visit with Ed's family on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Contributions in Ed's memory may be made in his name: Edward R. Naughton '78 to; Delaware Valley College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 700 East Butler Ave, Doylestown, PA 18901.

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  1. Dear Melissa, children and family, I am so sorry to hear of your dear Ed’s passing. My prayers are with you and I hope to see you soon. With prayers and Love, Mimi DeBona

  2. I always enjoyed talking with Ed. We had many things in common since I lived in New England as well. He was a very gentle and patient person and was very proud of his children and their accomplishments. Praying in time all the happier memories will be there to comfort you all. Donna Garreau – Co-worker Senninger Irrigation

  3. I will always have fond memories of Ed showing me the gardens at the Agricultural Experiment Farm when I came to visit, and of his tomato plants. It was a pleasure to work with him when he worked at Western Montgomery County Vocational Technical School where I met him. My sincere sympathy to my friend and his wife Melissa, and to his children and family. He will always remain in our hearts.

  4. Melissa, Julianne and Joe, We are so sorry we were not in Connecticut on Sunday to be with you, but you were in our thoughts and prayers. Ed will be remembered as a caring and loving husband, dad and friend. May you find comfort in your memories. All our love,

  5. Melissa, Julianne and Joseph, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss… our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  6. Sorry to hear about Edward death. We wish to say God be with his wife & family. He was a very nice guy. Lester, Theresa Seiders & Family. – Bridgeport, PA

  7. To Ed’s soul and to his family our thoughts and prayers. Rest on piece and the Lord will care of you. From Brasil. Claudio, Miriam and Senninger Brasil people.

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