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Edward 'Pops' Washington

June 12, 1944 ~ April 17, 2022 (age 77)

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Edward Pops Washington passed away peacefully in his sleep in his home in Bethel Ct. Edward was born July 12, 1944. He was the beloved husband of Ruby Vallier Washington.

Before retiring, he was a computer consultant. He worked all around the United States and Aruba. He was very sought after and skilled at his work. He was a former Army code breaker during the Vietnam war and grew up as an Army brat. He was a foster parent to many children. A much-loved parent to his children and grandpa to his grandkids. The household motto is more kids! Before his death, he was predeceased by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Washington Sr. He is survived by his 3 daughters Tammy Montgomery Coscia her husband John M. Coscia and their 2 children James Michael and Michaela Leigh, Corrina Washington, and her daughter Breanna Star, Bobbi-Jo Washington, and his sons Scott Washington and Kirk Washington. Along with long-term foster children Jacqueline Lemay Martin and her husband John Martin their children Aidan and Aubrey. Wendy Darcy Pelletier and her husband Damon Thomas and Wendy’s girls Kaitlyn Perkins, Kylie Rachel Pelletier, and Colby Lee Webster.

Together Pops and Nana (Ruby) raised over 33 foster children mostly all teenagers. Many have continued to be a close part of the family along with their children. He loved kids more than anything except maybe his cats Mufasa, Oreo, and Binx. He was known as Pops by both children and adults. He had a love of the sea and once owned a 45-foot Hirshoff wooden sailboat named the Malaki that he lovingly restored. He enjoyed camping with his family. They owned a camper which almost every weekend in the summer was spent there while the kids grew up. Pops enjoyed teaching his grandkids how to crack difficult puzzles and math problems. He loved playing games with them like Blockus and Gomoku. He liked to trick people with word problems that are difficult to solve. He loved to read about history and had a thirst for gaining more knowledge. He was a great storyteller and often wrote short stories about his adventures around the world. His life Before marrying Ruby was filled with many mysteries and adventures.

A celebration of life will be held at Bethel Historical Society building at 40 Main Street in Bethel Ct on May 21, 2022 from 1-4 pm.

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Celebration of Life Gathering
May 21, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bethel Historical Society (Main Street, Bethel)

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