[Editor's note: This obituary was provided by Lesko & Polke Funeral Home.]
McPadden – Dr. Edward Paul McPadden, age 88, of Fairfield, beloved husband of 52 years to Susan Donnelly McPadden, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 with his loving family by his side.
Born on January 15, 1925 in Bridgeport, Ed was the son of the late James and Catherine McNiff McPadden. He was a Pharmacy Mate 2nd Class in the US Navy and a veteran of World War II. Dr. McPadden was a dentist in Bridgeport for over 32 years, practicing alongside his brother and best friend, Dr. William McPadden, Sr. He attended St. Augustine School and graduated from Bassick High School. He then went on to graduate from the University of Maryland and the St. Louis University School of Dentistry.
Ed was blessed to have served as an Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Assumption Parish in Fairfield. Known to his children as "Pop", his family was his pride and joy. He was truly happiest when he had his loving family around him. Having grown up during the depression in Bridgeport, Ed would often laugh while telling childhood stories from the South End and Wood Park. He received so much joy from the simple things in life.
Ed is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Susan Donnelly McPadden, of Fairfield; his four children, with whom he loved with his whole heart, Martin McPadden, and his wife, Misty, of Prospect, Edward McPadden, and his wife, Mary, of Shelton, Mary Lynders, and her husband, Michael, of Shelton, and Michael, McPadden, and his wife, Laura, of Fairfield. He is also survived by his former daughter-in-law, Catherine McPadden, of Beacon Falls. He has seven grandchildren, whom he cherished and loved greatly; Amanda and Daniel McPadden, Grace and Kate McPadden, and Michael, Amy and Codi Lynders. He had many nieces and nephews. Ed is predeceased by his parents, James and Catherine McNiff McPadden; his sisters, Catherine Coyne and Cecelia Cullen; brothers, James McPadden and Dr. William McPadden, Sr.
The family would like to thank Gilbert Saltman, M.S. CN, for his dedicated nutritional advice for Ed over 16 years.
Friends may greet his family on Wednesday from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. directly in Our Lady of Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Trumbull.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to support the charitable works of Sr. Theresa Tremblay, of Bridgeport. Donations may be made out to the Daughters of Charity of the Most Precious Blood, C/O Edward F. McPadden, 44 Gray Street, Shelton, CT 06484.
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