- Edward J. Mandell Jr., 81, died after a long illness on February 17, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving wife, daughter and grandson. He was born on March 22, 1935, in Somerville, MA, son of Alice V. (Walsh) Mandell and Edward J. Mandell Sr.
He loved Maine so much he did not want his birthplace revealed in his obituary, sorry dad! Edward graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School and the University of Maine, Orono. He served in the Marine Corps for 2 years before serving on the State Police for 21 years retiring as a Corporal Detective. Ed also served as the Police Chief of Mt. Desert for 10 years. As a police officer he was well respected and known for his ability to communicate with people and to act with fairness and compassion.
Edward considered his life an adventure that he could never have imagined. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends boating, camping, hunting and fishing or just having an interesting conversation. In his retirement, he became an accomplished bird carver and gardener. As a fan of sports, his loyalty to the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox was unfaltering and rewarded with many surprises and victories.
Edward is survived by his wife of 58 years, Anne (Middlesworth) Mandell; his daughter, Jean Mandell and her husband, James M. Valles Jr., of Barrington, RI; and two sons, Edward J. Mandell III and his wife, Jeralyn, of Toledo, Oregon, and Michael Mandell and his husband, Richards Federle, of Seattle, WA; and three grandchildren, Matthew and William Valles and Kiya Lair; as well as many very close friends.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 21 Ledgelawn Avenue, Bar Harbor, ME, with a 11:15 a.m. reception to celebrate his life at St. Saviour's Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mt. Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.
Published on  February 25, 2017