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Edward W. Calkins III

Quincy, Edward W. Calkins III, age 83, formerly of Braintree and Falmouth, died peacefully, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Quincy.

Ed was born in Quincy to the late Edward W. Calkins and the late Edna (Morey) Grant. He was raised in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1951.

Photography was his passion and he was a well-known photographer on the South Shore for sixty years. 

He was a former member of the Braintree Kiwanis Club and the Adams Heights Men’s Club of Quincy.

Ed was a Korean War veteran having served in the U.S. Navy aboard the icebreaker, USS Atka AGB 3, as a Photographer Apprentice 3/c.

He enjoyed winters and golf in Naples, Florida for many years.

Beloved husband of the late Clotilde and the late Norma.

Devoted father of Gregory E. Calkins and his wife Patricia of Braintree and Brenda L. Calkins of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Loving grandfather of Jennifer A. Calkins, Daniel G. Calkins and Matthew E. Calkins and cherished great grandfather of Henry, Rylie and Connor.

Brother of the late Richard Calkins.

At the request of the family, funeral services were private.

For those who wish, donations in Ed’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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November 11, 2017
We were blessed to have Ed and Clo as our winter neighbors’ in Florida. Ed was a very thoughtful and wonderful person. We our sorry for your loss of such a great man.

~ Nick and Phyllis


November 6, 2017
I am "Skip's cousin. I live in California now. A friend called me to advise me of his passing. He and I were the same age 3 months apart. He lived with my family from 8th grade to graduation from high school. He just visited me here in Culver City, Ca for a month last February. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and wish that I had been notified. He was a wonderful man and I loved him as my cousin very much.

~ Marilyn Sargent Hubbell


November 6, 2017
I am one of Marilyn Hubbell's sons in California. I wish to express my condolences to Skip's other family members and tell them how much I enjoyed his company and conversation when he visited in California. It was a pleasure to know him and call him family.

~ Dana Hubbell


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