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“Deepest sympathy for you loss. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Ken & Eileen Durand - Clermont, FL

“Sending all our love and prayers your way. He will be missed. <3 ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Julia Escobar - Tampa, FL

“I considered Ed a good friend. I only had the opportunity to fish with him a few times and still remember our time together on the water. I often ran...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Dr. Michael Williams - Oak Bluffs, MA

“Jan & Family, My thoughts & prayers are with you today as you say your final goodbyes to Ed. His was a life well lived. Love, Marilyn Hurley ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest sympathy to the Lepore family for Ed's passing. We will miss Ed's sense of humor,his friendship and his presence at the campground on...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Frank and Chris Del Monaco - CT

“Jan and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Ed gave of himself endlessly to many people, shared his knowledge, can do spirit, and great humor in a...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Elaine Phillips - Little Falls, NJ

“I'm going to miss you ED. Save me some flies, I lose them so fast. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: jeff Rogala

“John ,I'm Very Sorry for your loss.God Bless,Sandy Morin ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“janet, I am so sorry for your loss. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Judi Bourque - Wales, MA

“John - I'm so very, very sorry for the loss of your Dad. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Marty Abair - Essex Junction, VT

“Our family remembers Ed with fondness. He was a large part of our lives in Vernon Youth Hockey. Our sympathies to all.Sincerely, Pat Canavari ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Patricia Canavari - Truro, MA

“John and family, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Suzanne Gaskell-Wills - Clermont, FL

“With sympathy during this difficult time. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

“I will never forget the time spent fishing with Ed and Jim. He was truley a good soul. My prayers go out to his wonderful family Paul...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Katie and I were saddened to learn of Ed's passing. We have fond memories of the LePore clan. You are in our prayers. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Martin McGuire - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Dear Jan,Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family on Ed's passing. We will always remember his kindness and wonderful, caring...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Larry and Cindy Zalkin - SC

“JAN AND FAMILY, I WANT TO SEND MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO YOU ALL.THIS IS A TOUGH TIME BUT FOR...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Our prayers and memories are with the Lepore family! We are also very sad. Bob and Wil ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“I was deeply saddened to receive the news that my dear friend Ed had passed away. I will treasure always the many memories I have of Ed...his great...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Fitzgerald - Halifax, NS


Ed Lepore was called by God on April 21, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family. Ed was a long-time resident of Vernon, Connecticut and the island of Martha's Vineyard. He was born in his cousin's house on Cranston Avenue in Cranston, Rhode Island on October 24, 1933 to Italian immigrants Vincent J.and Conchetta Fiano Lepore. He graduated from Cranston East High School in 1952, and then went on to serve in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Stoddard and the U.S.S. Hawkins from 1952-1954 during the Korean War. After the Navy, he attended the Porter School of Design for drafting, while working at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford, CT. He retired from Pratt & Whitney in 1988 after 33 years of engineering in the Tool Design Department. He loved the game of hockey and in 1970, he was one of the founding fathers of the Vernon Youth Hockey Association (VYHA). He coached youth hockey for VYHA for nearly ten years and officiated for twenty-five more. He loved the Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots, but his heart was with the UConn Women's Basketball team. In his spare time, he enjoyed trout fishing, ice-fishing, saltwater fishing, deer, turkey, pheasant and waterfowl hunting, as well as napping in between. He was an avid shooter of skeet, trap and sporting clays, and was a life member of the East Hartford Sportsman's Association, Rockville Fish & Game Club, and Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters Association. Ed spent over three decades on the island of Martha's Vineyard. He loved the island, the people, and his countless friends. On the Vineyard, he earned the nickname "Bonito Ed" as a tribute to his fishing process on the island waters. In his spare time, he tied both freshwater and salt-water flies for fishing. He was renowned on Martha's Vineyard for the development of "The Bonito Bandit" fly, which was successfully used by so many fisherman on the island. He is preceded by both of his parents, his brothers Frederick and Albert, and his sisters Lena and Jane. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Janet; his son Jim of Breckenridge, Colorado (wife, Yvonne); his son John of Northfield Vermont; his granddaughter Alexis (husband, Troy); many other family members, friends, Vinny the cat, and many truly grateful fish. A Celebration of Ed's life will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. It will be held at Ladd-Turkington & Carmon located 551 Talcottville Road, Vernon, Connecticut. He will be missed.