Edward F. Jordan of Dover and Edgartown died peacefully on May 6 in Natick. He was 92.

Ed was born Dec. 6, 1927 in Boston. He attended high school in Portland Me., served in WWII where he was injured in the line of duty, graduated from Gorham State Teachers College (University of Maine) and then joined New York Life Insurance Company where he had a distinguished 33-year career. He became the manager partner of the Boston (Bay Colony) office and developed that into the number one New York Life office in the country.

During his career, Ed developed many lifelong friendships and helped numerous individuals share success within the insurance industry while providing financial protection to countless families. In 1967, after many company transfers, he settled in Dover. At the time of his passing, he was the oldest active member of The Dover American Legion and scheduled to be Dover’s 2020 Grand Marshall in the Memorial Day Celebration.

Ed loved and cherished his family. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was a thoughtful friend, dedicated brother, and tough but caring human and father. He loved cooking holiday meals, hosting events, hunting in Maine, gardening, fishing, clamming, reading, telling jokes, dining out with friends, watching Westerns, travelling in the Caribbean, and caring for his beloved homes and Dobermans, most of which, for simplicity, he named Toby.

Ed was pre-deceased by his parents Philip and Nelly, oldest son Philip, son-in-law James Urquhart and loving wife of 37 years, Collette.

He is survived by for children, Steven, Joleen, Kimberly and Edward, 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; his sister Dorothy Huff of Cape Elizabeth, Me.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and longtime companion Marleen Green of Brookline.

A private Catholic graveside service was be held on May 9 at Highland Cemetery in Dover. Due to the coronavirus, a celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Dover American Legion (Edward F. Jordan donation), 32 Dedham St. Dover, MA. 02030 or at doverlegion.org. Funds will support veterans and the community.

For an online guestbook, visit gfdoherty.com.