MELROSE — Edna K. Harding, 83, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at EPOCH of Melrose on Saturday, Dec. 20.

Edna was born on Aug. 2, 1931 in Malden, daughter of the late Charles I. and Edna M. (McGrath) Harding. Raised and educated in Malden, Edna lived in Malden most of her life. She worked as a secretary for Dr. Myer Feingold in Malden and for Cunningham Grain Co. in Malden.

She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Malden. A baseball fan, Edna always loved watching the Boston Red Sox.

She was the beloved sister of the late Robert J. Orr and Albert E. Harding. She was the loving aunt of Robert J. Orr Jr. of Oklahoma, Donna West of Lexington and the late Diane Harding and Robert Harding. She was the caring great-aunt of Lisa Nigrelli of Sudbury and great-great aunt of Michael and Cailin Nigrelli of Sudbury.

Relatives and friends gathered in honor and remembrance of Edna’s life at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose for her funeral service celebrated on Friday, Dec. 26, at 10 a.m. Interment in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden.

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