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Obituary: Edwin A. Church 

Published November 29, 2016 at 10:40 p.m.

Edwin A. Church a lifelong area resident passed away early Monday, November 28th, 2016, at Northwestern Medical Center.

He was born in St. Albans on June 1st, 1920, the son of the late Clyde Elmer and Clara Edith (LaFrance) Church. Ed was 96 years old.

On May 11th, 1956, Ed married Sylvia Weston, who preceded him in death on November 14th, 1996.

He was educated in St. Albans and then began a 38 year career with the Central Vermont Railway as a Conductor and Brakeman. Ed was a member of the Franklin County Human Society and the Audubon Society.

Survivors include his siblings, Patricia Paxman of Swanton, Beverly Sampson of North Adams, Massachusetts, Rosemary Hampson of Crawford Bay, British Columbia, and Charlie Church of St. Albans, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At Ed’s request, services will be private for his family.

To send Ed’s family a written expression of sympathy, please go to our on-line guest book at

This obituary was originally published on, which ceased operation in September 2019. The death notice is archived on this website with the permission of the publisher.
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