Edwin F. Vickerman of Clinton, formerly of Branford, died Sunday, October 7, 2018, at his home. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy “Duffy” Bell Vickerman.
Ed was born in New York, NY April 11, 1928, son of the late Edwin F. and Marjorie Loew Vickerman. He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. Ed owned and operated Midas Muffler shops for many years until retiring in 1993. Some of his favorite activities included boating and fishing, watching his grandchildren play baseball, softball, hockey and more from the stands and spending time at his home in Florida. He proudly served as the Commodore of the Saints and Sinners Yacht Club in Pt. St. Lucie and charted some of the most memorable trips of his life with special friends and fellow boaters. Nothing made “Poppie” happier than his large family that included not only his children and grandchildren but anyone who joined in a family meal. He leaves a tremendous legacy with his family and will be remembered for his noble generosity of spirit, and a sharp dry wit. He loved of a good laugh, a good steak, a short glass of milk and if you had time, or even if you didn’t, he always had a “few suggestions”.
He was married to his forever love, Duffy, for 63 years, a relationship by which we can all only aspire to. Besides Duffy, Ed is survived by his children, Ed (Candice) Vickerman of Guilford, Jim (Liz) Vickerman of Clinton, Tom (Kim) Vickerman of Branford, John (Lauren) Vickerman of Stonington and Alice Vickerman of Clinton and grandchildren Paige, Casey, Connor, Tori, Grace DeGrasse, James DeGrasse, EJ, Brooke, Daniella and Tess.
Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4:00 - 8:00 at the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10:30 at St. Mary of the Visitation, 54 Grove Street, Clinton. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Clinton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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