Worked for U.S. Postal Service

Published in the January 13, 2016 edition

Edward-Blair-Potter-obit-webLYNNFIELD — Edward Blair Potter, 88, of Lynnfield, passed away on Dec. 20, 2015 at home.

Edward was born in Bath, Maine to Elsie May [Blair] and Forrest Brewer Potter on April 1, 1927. He graduated from Morse High School in Bath and attended Eastern Nazarene College. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Lynnfield, where he worked as a letter carrier for over 30 years.

He was actively involved with Centre Congregational Church of Lynnfield for many years and was also a member of the Lynnfield Historical Society. He enjoyed sports as a participant and spectator, even spending a year with a touring basketball team in Maine. More recently, he participated in road races, frequently winning in his age group. Mr. Potter also served his country as a member of the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and later in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Edward is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Marjorie Lois [Flewelling]. He is also survived by his daughters and their husbands, Nancy Jean Potter-Desjardins and Peter Desjardins of Reading; Judith Ellen Potter and Steven Furey of Lynnfield and Susan Blair Potter Alves and Licinio Alves of Portsmouth, R.I. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Roger Conant Potter Furey and John Cotton Potter Furey, both of Lynnfield, and Julia Blair Alves of Portsmouth, R.I. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Potter’s family wishes express their gratitude to Care Dimensions of Danvers.

Mr. Potter’s Memorial Service in the Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer St., Lynnfield, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer St., Lynnfield MA 01940 or the Lynnfield Senior Center.

Arrangements are in the care of the McDonald Funeral Service, Wakefield.