Edward W. Closser, 62, of Ludlow passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 25, 2015 surrounded by his family. Born in Ludlow, MA December 23, 1952, he was the son of the late Walter and Claire (Krawczyk) Closser.
Eddie attended Indian Orchard schools and was a graduate of Holyoke Community College. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Army. He worked for many years as a route driver for New England Coffee. He was well known for Eddies Beans, the product of his life long passion, roasting coffee. He and his wife Karen owned and operated K & E Restaurant in Ludlow for many years.
Eddie is survived by his wife of 25 years Karen (Skinner) Closser of Ludlow; his son Edward W. Closser Jr. and his wife Laura of Springfield; three daughters Laurie A. Closser of Orange; Kristina Closser and her life partner Kenny of Chicopee and Alisha Canoa and her husband Jimmy of Belchertown. He also leaves two brothers Walter Closser of Springfield and Wulf Closser of Portsmouth, ME and his sister Patricia Palmer of Ludlow. Edward is also survived by his four beloved grandchildren Stephanie, Logan, Alexis and Abigail along with his great-grandchild Ayden. Eddie also leaves his beloved family pets Rocky and Chloe.
Funeral Services Celebrating Edwards life will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christial Burial at 11:00 AM in the Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth, Hubbard St, Ludlow, MA. Rites of Committal with Military Honors will be at 1:00 PM at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, MA