Edward S. Gaspar, 80, Was Edgartown Native

Edward S. Gaspar of Canton died Thursday morning, August 8, at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital after a brief illness. He was 80.

Born and raised in Edgartown, he had been a Canton resident for the past three years, moving there from Needham where he had been a resident for 26 years.

Mr. Gaspar was a retired sales manager for Avis Car Rental in Boston, where he had been employed for many years.

He was a veteran of World War II.

He had been an active member of Fin, Fur and Feather in Millis, serving as their range officer.

He was son of the late Antone and Mary (Andrade) Gaspar, husband of the late Gertrude R. (Fitzpatrick) Gaspar and great-grandfather of the late Caroline Luciani.

He is survived by his children, Mrs. Stephen (Dorothy) Luciani of Centerville, Mrs. Denis (Bernadette) Lenehan of Canton, Michael Campbell and his wife Maureen (O'Donnell) Campbell of East Bridgewater, Stephen Gaspar and his wife Nolvia (Flores) Gaspar of Kissimmee, Fla., and Mrs. Edward (Patricia) Falcione of Canton; his sister, Dorothy Esposito of Boca Raton, Fla.; his brothers, Jaime Gaspar and Antone Gaspar, both of Edgartown; his grandchildren, Michael and David Luciani, Denis Lenehan 2nd, Shannon, Coleen and Kimberly Campbell, Laurie and Stephanie Falcione and Jaime, Mark and Andrew Gaspar; his great-grandchildren, Gabriel Luciani and Joseph Shea, and his dear friend, Mary Horrigan of Canton. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Roache-Pushard Home for Funerals, 210 Sherman street, Canton, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Gerard Majella Church, 1860 Washington street, Canton, at noon. Interment followed at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Caroline Blanche Luciani Memorial Fund, c/o Granite State Credit Union, 464 Chestnut street, Manchester, NH 03101.