Edward J. Wharton, age 63

of Braintree

Edward J. Wharton, age 63

Edward J. Wharton, age 63, of Braintree, formerly of Dorchester, died peacefully, Sunday, February 14, 2021, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Eddie was born, raised, and educated in Dorchester. He was a graduate of Don Bosco High School. He had lived in Braintree for the past thirty-two years.

Eddie was employed as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for thirty years and retired in 2012.

He was an avid reader and a history buff. Blessed with the “gift of gab”, he entertained many with his stories. Most of all, Eddie enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

Beloved husband for twenty-nine years of Kelly M. (Skahan) Wharton.

Devoted father of Kerri Healy and her husband John, Kristen Walsh and her husband Keith, Corey Wharton, Andrew Wharton, and Paul Wharton, all of Braintree.

Loving grandfather of Kelsey, Jack, and Owen.

Dear brother of Barbara Turner of North Carolina and Debbie Turner of Abington.

Son of the late Edward Wharton and Barbara (Bostrom) Brown.

Eddie is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Due to occupancy limits at the church, a memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated privately in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree. A celebration of Eddie’s life will take place at a later date when circumstances permit.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Edward’s memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or www.jimmyfund.org.

The Wharton family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff and nurses of Dana-Farber Medical Oncology and Emerson 6 of South Shore Hospital for the compassionate care provided to Eddie.


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  • Rest In Peace my dear friend

  • I am so sorry for the entire family and pray that the good memories bring you all peace in your heart. My deepest sympathies to all.

  • Always good for a story, a laugh, & a smile; often accompanied by a Miller Lite or a Pina Colada! Eddie, we miss you & love you. You will be in our hearts forever & a day. Our deepest sympathy go out to Kelly & the entire Wharton clan. Eddie, the memories of you make our hearts smile. Rest in peace.

  • Fair winds Eddie.

  • Kelly and the kids,
    We are so sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. We have alot of good memories of Eddie. He was a character for sure and will me missed alot. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Eddie, we grew up together on King Street. So many great memories with you and your family on King Street. Rest in Peace.

  • Ed was my neighbor on King Street. We loved him. Rest In Peace Ed you were a good friend from years ago.

  • My prayers for Eddie’s family my he rest in peace.
    He was one of the best that graduated from Bosco.

  • You were one of the good guys at the Braintree DMU post office an awesome fellow carrier that i worked with we would laugh and joke around everyday about something …You will be missed by a lot of Family and Friends …i am so shocked and sad that you are gone at such a young age …

  • Rip ED .sorry. For your loss

  • May he rest in God’s peaceful arms…

  • The man who guided us Bostonians thru the wilderness of Minnesota, for a Skahan wedding, before GPS came on the scene. You were a jovial person to converse and imbibe with, Eduardo, at all mutual social events. We all looked forward to seeing you. Rest In Peace, Eddie, you’ll always remain an unforgettable character. Condolences to the entire Wharton and Skahan families.

  • Our condolences on Eddie’s passing. May he rest in peace. Many fun Thanksgiving and Christmas visits over the years. Our prayers are with you.

  • Always a smile, always a kind word or a funny quip. Made coming to work at Needham post office a fun time. We shared a few Don Bosco tales also. I will miss him dearly. Deepest condolences to Kelly and family.

  • Eddie, we’ve had the pleasure of knowing you long before you said I do..And you’ve become part of our extended family..You will surely be missed.It wont be the same without you..it truly wont! Our humble condolences go out to Kelly and family, its been a long ride for everyone and he fought a good fight with a positive attitude.Now he can rest. Much love, God Bless!

  • Prayers for Ed, his family and friends from The Don Bosco Community.

  • Kelly, I was very sorry to hear about Ed, I am thinking of you and your family.

  • I am so sorry for the entire family’s loss!

  • My condolences.