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Obituary for Edwin J Willard

Edwin J. Willard, of East Longmeadow, MA, beloved husband of 41 years to Heather (Richards) Willard, entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. He was born in Springfield, MA on July 22, 1952, the son of the late John S. Willard and Dorothy (Coderre) Willard. Edwin had a long career in the printing business, and left the industry due to progression of his Multiple Sclerosis. He was an avid motorcyclist and accomplished several cross country journeys and trips along the east coast. Edwin also enjoyed trips to the shooting range and was also known as a "frustrated audiophile".

In addition to his wife, Edwin leaves behind his sister, Dorothy Caron of South Hadley, MA; his brother William Willard of Westfield; a niece and 2 nephews.

Edwin's family will receive relatives and friends from 11 am to 1 pm on Monday, July 31, 2023 at the Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main Street, Somers. Donations in his memory may be made to an animal rescue of the donor's choice. For online condolences, please visit