John T. Edge

Date of Passing:

April 16, 2020

Edge, John T., 91, of Sandra Drive, Bristol, died peacefully on April 16, 2020. He was the beloved husband of the late June (St. Germain) Edge.

Born in Providence, a son of the late John J. and Alice G. (Coristine) Edge, he lived in Bristol for 42 years, previously residing in Riverside.

Mr. Edge was an owner-operator of the B.W. Wall Insurance Agency before retiring in 1992.

John was a United States Army Veteran in the D. Co 45th Infantry Division serving from 1951-1952. He was a member of the AmVets Association.

He enjoyed cycling and running and completed the Marine Corps Marathon.

He is survived by a son, John T. Edge Jr. and his fiancé Halina Skiba of Bristol; two daughters, Elizabeth J. Edge of Oak Bluffs, MA and Lauren J. Edge of Bristol; a brother, James G. Edge of Virginia Beach, VA.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Stephen Edge and brother of the late Charles W. Edge.

A Mass of Christian Burial and Interment with Military Honors will be held at an appropriate future date. Contributions in John’s memory to The Rhode Island Veterans Home, 480 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809 would be deeply appreciated

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11 Comments

  1. I know my brother Mark posted a tribute but I wanted to take a moment to say something as well… When I reflect on my youth as we often do, I realize more and more how blessed I was to grow up in the neighborhood I did with the neighbors I have been honored to know then and today. Mr. & Mrs. John Edge, John Jr., Besty, lovely Lauren and Steven were neighbors I cherished and loved. Mr. Edge taught me many things about life that I didn’t even know then but were seeds being planted in my character. He educated me in many things such as; how to work hard (sanding, chaulking, painting the Lollipop) maritime rules (red, right return) a love of our bay, Potters Cove, how to stay calm in ruff water, he taught me trust allowing me to come and go in his home/garage to borrow tools, use weed wackers, let me look through the 4 Rose Penny jar to add to my coin collection and trusted me to replace one for each I needed….responsibility, paying me to take care of Buffy and their cat went they went to NH….he was one of the neighborhood fathers who cared and unselfishly shared….I too remember John Jr. showing me how to drive a stick shift in his orange VW Bug returning from Lavin’s Marina and how to down shift in speed to turn onto East Knowlton Street…these memories taught me to be appreciative and to have balance in my life and I will never forget Mr. Edge and the Edge Family….I could not think of a better neighborhood with better neighbors to have grown up in and with…. to all of you and your extended families, my deepest condolences and warmest love I extend. Best, Carl

  2. I am sorry to hear of your loss, my condolences to the Edge family.

  3. I remember driving with your father to New Hampshire for a one week vacation to Lake Winnipesaukee, in New Hampshire. I was about 14 years old at the time and it was generous of him and your family to offer me such a fun time away from Riverside. John (Mr. Edge) and I had a long conversation during that trip, and his personality and his sense of humor still rings in my mind to this day, as if that conversation occurred a short time ago. But according to my count, that conversation occurred about 50 years ago. Thank you so much for that unforgettable week in New Hampshire, and for all of those associated memories, and may John now be in a better place and may he rest in peace.

  4. My brothers, sister & i are saddened by your fathers passing and would like to convey our condolences to all.
    We will never forget your parents selflessness during our darker times as well, and during the crazy times we are in, it only adds to the hurt of your loss!

  5. I have fond memories of seeing John when we were part of the early morning crowd at the YMCA. My sincerest sympathy to the Edge family.

  6. So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I remember him from our old Saint Brendans days.
    may he rest in peace

  7. I was so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I will fondly remember all of our many, many bicycle rides with the Y gang, the holiday brunches with him & June at their home, and the murder mystery parties. My condolences to the Edge family.

  8. My sincere condolences to the Edge family.

  9. A well respected man in the insurance industry who will be missed by many

  10. We were very sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was one of a kind. Both he and June were a big part of our lives for more years than we can count. We will keep them alive in our many happy memories.

  11. Sorry For Your Loss!

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