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Edward O. “Ed” McFeeters, Sr., 56, of Revere, formerly of Beverly, passed away unexpectedly from complications due to a sudden physical illness.

Ed was born in Cherry Hill, N.J., on July 3, 1960. He attended Pennsauken schools in New Jersey, graduating from Pennsauken High in 1978. Ed also attended North Shore Community College.

Sadly, Ed Sr. struggled for many years with mental illness. His affliction was very challenging, not only to himself but to those who knew him and loved him. Like most suffering with this difficult disease, Ed despised being “labeled” because the “labeling” associated with these illnesses creates an added negative dimension. Ed and his family believes that no one should ever be marginalized/diminished as an individual simply because one is unwell with mental illness because we don't do this with other diseases, but typically, this is the usual response, only making it that much harder to overcome this extremely difficult life challenge.

Ed loved his son, Ed Jr. very much, sharing many wonderful memories over the years, before the unpredictable illness became a great enemy to his mind. Ed also loved his estranged wife, Brenda of 28 years, as well, and she too loved him despite the illness which sadly drove them apart.

Ed Sr. loved nature, animals, playing his guitar, and talking politics. He also was a wonderful cook as well as an excellent untrained artist. Most importantly, Ed had a great love for God and his Savior Jesus Christ. May Ed, Sr., father, husband, son, and friend finally be at peace and rest on the other side. .

In addition to his son, Ed, Jr. and wife, Brenda, Ed is survived by his siblings and spouses, Bill McFeeters, Mark and Diane McFeeters, Jimmy McFeeters, Tommy McFeeters, Adele and Bill Schaefer, and Frannie McFeeters and a brother-in-law, Larry Delp, all of New Jersey; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alan and Pat Barteaux of Peabody; sister-in-law and husband, Audrey and Scott Marble of Beverly; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his parents, William and Marion (Keggereis) McFeeters and a sister, Marion Delp.
His family will receive relatives and friends on March 10, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by his celebration of life service from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Conway-Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody. Memorial contributions can be made in his name to Teen Challenge, Brockton, MA, tcnewengland.org. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for directions, online obituary, and memorial guest book.
Published on  March 8, 2017
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