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Edward MacDonald, 64, Bridgeport Resident

Edward MacDonald
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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Edward W. MacDonald, of Bridgeport, died Friday, Feb. 26 at St. Vincent Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 64.

Raised in Fairfield, he graduated from Andrew Warde High School in 1969, and continued his studies at Norwalk Technical School, where he learned to be an electrician. He was employed by Forstrom Electric, and later, Mars Electrical Contractors until his retirement. He enjoyed caring for and riding his Harley Davidson, summer vacationing with his family on Moosehead Lake in Maine, and spending time with his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughter, Marissa Barreto and her husband, Brian, of Oxford; his two grandsons, Nathan and Ethan; seven siblings, Linda MacDonald, of Fairfield, Susan Rowe, and her husband, Elmer, of Milford, Diane McKeown, of Manchester, Carol Heibler, and her husband, Richard, of Fairfield, William MacDonald, and his wife, Lynda, of Divide, Colorado, Karen Ward, and her husband, Gary, of Fairfield, and Janet Georgen, and her husband, Lawrence, of Fairfield; several aunts and uncles; many nieces and nephews; and dear friend, Lisa Ludvinsky.

In addition to his wife, Elaine Izzo MacDonald, he was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Marie Griswold MacDonald.

Calling hours will be held on Monday from 4-8 p.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, Fairfield Center. A committal service will take place at 7 p.m. with Deacon John Moranski officiating. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.

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