RANDOLPH — Edward P. Mitchell, 74, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Menig Extended Care Facility in Randolph.
He was born Jan. 30, 1939 in New Haven, Conn., the son of William and Elizabeth (Ruggli) Mitchell.
Edward graduated from Burlington High School in 1957. Following his education he served in the U.S Air Force and then became a manager for Corenco. He was married to Marcia Saxby on April 15, 1967 in St. Albans. The Mitchells moved to Randolph in 1980 where Edward and Marcia owned and operated Valley Bowl from 1980 to 1986 where he developed life long friendships. After retirement, he was a school bus driver in Randolph. He was a member of the United Church of Randolph.
Ed enjoyed donating his time teaching Sunday school in St. Albans and coaching Little League in Randolph. He was a passionate sports fan and relished his time attending Red Sox and Patriots games with his son-in-law and Nascar races with his son. He delighted in watching his grandchildren play sports and they cherished having their grandfather there. Ed’s devotion to and love for his family is immeasurable. He treasured his time at Lake Elmore with his family where his smile and laughter were contagious. His kind heart and generosity will never be forgotten.
He is survived by his wife, Marcia, for whom his adoration is endless, their son, Robert and his wife, Joyce, daughter Elizabeth and her husband, Vernon, and his grandchildren Brittany, Harrison and Preston will miss him mightily. He is also survived by Charles and Terry Mitchell, Marion Saxby, Gretchen and Albert Flagg, Pamela FonEisen, William and Patricia Saxby, cousins and many neices and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his in-laws Dr. and Mrs. Saxby, brothers-in-law Nicholas FonEisen, John Saxby and a niece, Paige Lynn Saxby.
Calling Hours will be held Sunday, Oct. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. His life will be celebrated at the Elmore Cemetery in Elmore, Vt. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Menig Extended Care, Randolph, or The Arthritis Foundation.