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Ed Sparks


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Old 07-12-2015, 01:33:41 AM
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I liked Ed,
God Bless him and his family.
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:15:50 AM
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Obituary for Edward M. Sparks

Bailey Island- Edward M. Sparks, age 59, died Thursday July 9, 2015.

He was born November 4, 1955 in Springfield, MA the son of Alfred and Frances Hamel Sparks. He was a graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School, Wilbraham, MA. He was a US Navy veteran, was stationed on Okinawa with MCB3, as well as having been stationed in Australia. He married his high school sweetheart, Colette Protzenko, in Springfield, MA on November 23, 1974. The couple was married for 40 years.

Ed met his wife as part of a regional singing group, Sing Out Springfield, whose mission was to bring together and improve human relations within their community. A true people person, he always enjoyed a goodtime and never traveled anywhere without discovering someone he knew or making a new friend.

In 1994 the Sparks moved to the area, where Ed served as a reservist at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. As a career carpenter, he also found time to continue investing in the welfare of his community and neighbors. He served on the Orrísí & Bailey Island Fire and Rescue for over 20 years, retiring as a captain in 2014.

He is predeceased by his father, Alfred; a brother-in-law, Paul Protzenko.

He is survived by his wife, Colette of Bailey Island; his mother Fran Sparks of Auburn, MA; a brother Tom Sparks of Auburn, MA; two sisters, Peg Sparks of Auburn, MA and Mary Ellen Sparks of Florida; a sister-in-law Traci Protzenko and her husband Guy Silvester of Chester, MA; his Father-in-law Harry Prozenko and his wife Beverly of Agawam, MA; several nieces, nephews; aunts and uncles; and his four Labradors, Rose, Ella, Reme, Caramia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 (www.guidingeyes.org) or Orr's & Bailey Islands Fire Department, P.O. Box 177, Orr's Island, ME 04066.

http://www.brackettfuneralhome.com/o...-2/#!/Obituary
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Old 07-12-2015, 01:11:15 PM
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Thanks Harry.
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:50:33 PM
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WOW! this is a big shock! i belive he helped me with my first onan, as well as a lot of the other guys on here. you can't find a better group.my prayers go out to the family. may he fix the the onans in the onan yard in the sky! RIP!
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:47:24 PM
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Today is the funeral For Ed. Just kind of being quiet and thinking of all the good times we had here at the Stak. Keeping the Family and friends in my prayers. There are a lot of good folks on this wonderful site and too many to name. Hopefully we will be here a while longer. One day we shall meet up in Heaven and see all of our family and friends once again. God Bless and keep us all safe. Onan Dan
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:00:19 PM
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Got a Thank you card today From Colette it reads From the Family of Edward Sparks Danny and Friends from the SmokStak Thank you for the Beautiful Basket of Flowers they were Lovely Signed Colette
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:57:05 PM
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Dan, Thank You for all your representation from you and the rest of us here on the Stak to the Sparks family and Loved ones. Chris
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I'm so sorry to hear about Ed. He emailed me last night and I sent a reply earlier this morning not knowing he had past. I will miss him. You imagine what people are like when reading there posts. I think all that corresponded with Ed got to see he was a smart knowledgeable person that enjoyed helping people. He will be missed. My heart goes out to his family. I will forever wonder what question or information he had for me.
I received my answer today. As mentioned Ed had emailed me asking if I had received an envelope. It was addressed wrong. It was missing the house number and last name was incorrect. Shortly after Ed died his wife emailed me to let me know she had received his letter back from the post office and asked for my correct address so she could mail what Ed had sent. It was a short note thanking me for working on the various discs and inside a gift card to Cabellas.

I appreciated it so much that Colette passed it on to me. (The note) I was talking about it with my wife and we figured it was a question that would never be answered.

As I expressed in my email to Colette we all had a fondness for Ed because he always wanted to help. He will be missed by many.
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I just found this out. Ed was a great guy and without a doubt missed every where and by every body he had contact with. God speed old friend.
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Old 12-12-2015, 12:36:42 AM
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The Lord called one of his great works home way to early. Rest in piece Ed.
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