Edward L. Ciancio of East Derry, N.H., died peacefully, surrounded by family on May 23 at Parkland Medical Center after a period of declining health. He was 76.

He was born Jan. 5, 1945, in Oak Bluffs.

Ed was raised and educated on the Island.

He was proud to serve in the U.S. Air Force from 1963-1967 during the Vietnam War. After military service, he attended Burdett College, graduating with a degree in accounting. He spent his career working as an accountant for Nim-Cor, Ecco Shoe and Spirit, among others.

Ed spent the last 36 years living in Derry where he was actively involved in the community. He served on the board of trustees for the Taylor Library, the Derry Sonshine Soup Kitchen and Derry Little League. He coached and was an umpire for Little League for nearly 30 years. He was an avid golfer and loved to fish. A proud moment for him was winning the 10th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby when he was 10 years old. He was an active member of the Church of the Transfiguration, having served on the vestry and in many other capacities over the years.

He was predeceased by his parents Carmen and Anita (LeBell) Ciancio. He is survived by his wife of over 20 years, Margaret Mackie-Ciancio of Derry; son James Ciancio and his fiancé Marisa Bouck; daughter Jodie (Ciancio) Tsirogianis and her husband Christos; stepdaughters Elizabeth Parry and her husband Jeremy Seibert, and Stephanie Parry and her husband Gino Bona; six grandchildren, Samuel and Nathan Seibert, Lucia and Quentin Bona and Alexandros and Nikolaos Tsirogianis; a brother, Michael Ciancio; and two sisters, Bonnie Parent and Penny DeBettencourt.

Visitation will be held at the Church of the Transfiguration in Derry, from 10 to 11 a.m. on May 29. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be private.

Donations can be made to the Sonshine Soup Kitchen, 6 Crystal Avenue, Derry, NH 03038.

Arrangements are under the care of Peabody Funeral Homes of Derry; lease visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.