Eddy Clinton Young 3rd died peacefully before midnight on Saturday, June 23 at his home in Randolph of an apparent heart attack due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Earlier that night he had attended a memorial gathering for a close friend. As usual Eddy was dressed impeccably and very upbeat.

He kept his illness a secret. In fact he was on the job site in Oak Bluffs the day before. An extremely hard worker, he was kind-hearted and honest. He always finished what he started. He was generous to a fault.

Women always eagerly enjoyed his attention. He could make a woman feel that in that particular moment they were the most beautiful woman in the world. He had an irresistible charm and was always a respectful gentlemen. Eddy could easily see beneath the outer layer and enjoy a person for their character. He listened empathetically to anyone who just needed to talk. He sincerely offered to help in any way he could. With a twinkle in his eye, an infectious smile, he had a knack for making one laugh. His many jokes and sayings could make even the grouchiest person smile.

He spent many summers on the Vineyard with his family as a child and an adult. He was tirelessly devoted to his parents. He spent long hours visiting them daily despite the fact that they were in different nursing homes.

He loved playing cards, golfing and watching football. He enjoyed lavishing attention on his longtime companion, Shavithri Singh — taking her to dinner, giving her gifts and taking her to the Vineyard. Most recently he had taken her fishing in the Lagoon for scup.

He was happy just making her happy. One could tell that he loved her deeply.

Always ready for any social gathering, he enjoyed life to the fullest.

He was a perfectionist in everything he did. He was a talented writer. His yard was always neatly landscaped. He was a popular salesman at Anderson Little in his younger days as he knew how to stylishly dress anyone in a suit.

Eddy was fully aware of the seriousness of his illness. He knew his time was running out. He kept this to himself.

He was very proud and an unrelenting fighter. And he fought very hard.

He had one simple goal: to remain in his home until the end. He succeeded.

He leaves his family and many close, loving friends who are devastated by his death. He is painfully and deeply missed. If there truly is a heaven, he is there and has met up with Barry, Susan, Jimmy and Bobby. They are playing cards, smoking cigars, and drinking Millers and Haffenreffers. And Eddy is charming all the angels.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 South Main street in Randolph, followed by a service at 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Eddy’s name can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, jdrf.org. For online guestbook and directions, visit thehurleyfuneralhomes.com.