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Naugatuck-Edmund Nathan Webb, age 90, passed away at his home on Friday February 23, 2018. He was the husband of the late Maureen Braziel Webb who died in 2016, and whom he has missed dearly. They were married for 59 years.
Mr. Webb was born in Waterbury, CT on April 30, 1927, son of the late Ralph A. and Rosalie (Heebner) Webb. He was raised in the Bunker Hill Section of Waterbury and graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1944. In his early years he was a member of the Bunker Hill Congregational Church. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied mechanical engineering. He left college to enlist in the United States Navy where he served 4 ½ years as a machinist mate on the USS English, USS Wisconsin and the USS KD Bailey. While he enlisted during WW II much of his service was ultimately in peacetime. He always held in high regard those who served during wartime. He honored and proudly flew the Unites States flag outside his home.
He worked at the Naugatuck Chemical where he met his wife Maureen. Later he worked at the Uniroyal corporate headquarters in Middlebury, retiring as the General Transportation Manager in 1992 after 37 years of service. He worked a second job for many years in the trucking industry as a freight rate analyst. For several years after his retirement, Ed was a volunteer at Waterbury Hospital where he happily delivered the mail, or greeted and directed visitors.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 17 and the Naugatuck Historical Society. Ed enjoyed time with his family and spending leisure time on Cape Cod. His travel tool box was always stocked and ready to go to help family in need. He spent many hours working with his parents, owners of Woodland Gardens in Woodbury. He always enjoyed maps and could map out a travel route, with options, to anywhere, by any mode of transportation
He is survived by his daughters, Sharon Webb of Vernon and Janet Webb of Naugatuck; his son Stephen and daughter in law Lisa Heid Webb of Naugatuck; his grandson Stephen and his wife Alexandria Vasile Webb of Middlebury; grandson Kyle of Naugatuck; cousin Charles Heebner and his wife Jane of Watertown; sister in law Eleanor Braziel of Naugatuck. He was predeceased by his sister Bertha Webb Ridenour of Monroe, Ohio. He also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Mark Ruggiero, Dr. David Roer, and Lisa Belline for their care and compassion in working with Ed.
His funeral will be held on Friday March 2, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck. Burial with military honors will follow in St. James Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home, and also from 10-11 a.m. on Friday. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans Council will meet at the funeral home 6 p.m. To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com. Memorial contributions may be made to ARC of Waterbury, in sincere appreciation for their work with his grandson, 1929 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06705 or Waterburyarc.org.
ARC of Waterbury
1929 East Main Street, Waterbury CT 06705