Edward A. Diemand
WENDELL — Edward “Eddie” Albert Diemand, 63, of Wendell died Jan. 8, 2016, at his home following a short illness.
Eddie was born in Montague on July 1, 1952, to the late Albert and Elsie Diemand. He leaves his two children, Eddie J. Diemand, of Wendell, and Michelle Diemand of Orange. He is also survived by 11 siblings and their spouses. His brothers and sisters are Joseph Diemand, Mary Diemand, Judy Bailey, Faith Diemand, Peter Diemand, Anne Diemand Bucci, and Paul Diemand, all of Wendell; Bertha Petruski of Fairhaven; Elsie Blanchard of Florence; Albert (Butch) Diemand of Houston, Texas; and Anthony Diemand of Montague. Eddie also leaves many nieces and nephews, and a few cousins as well as countless friends.
He was a carpenter who built a reputation over the years for his high-quality, long-lasting workmanship. With his Samson-like strength, he was a favorite of many local tradesmen. Eddie had a determined spirit and he always worked through whatever hardships came his way. He was an easy man to love, and no matter what mischief he got into, it was hard to stay mad at him. His family fondly remembers his signature curly blonde hair and his slow, easy smile. He was a truly good man — one who will be sorely missed by those that loved him.
In keeping with Eddie’s wishes, he will be cremated. A gathering in his memory will be held Sunday, Jan. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m., at his family’s farm. To honor Eddie’s memory, the family suggests donations be made to the Heifer Foundation (heiferfoundation.org), Dakin Humane Society (dakinhumane.org) or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Kostanski Funeral Home.
A sympathy message option is available at www.kostanskifuneralhome.com.