Edward John (Ed) Candito of Punta Gorda, Fla passed away on April 10, 2017 with his children at his side.
He was born on Dec. 6th, 1937 in Stafford, CT to Etta (McFarlane) Candito and Edward Guido Candito.
Ed lived the majority of his years in the Tolland - Vernon - East Hartford, CT area before, finally moving to Punta Gorda, Fla. in 2004.
Ed served in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman from Jul. 1955 to Oct. 1958. He was a lifetime fan of the Boston Red Sox and of both the Uconn Mens and Women Huskies Basketball Teams.
Ed is predeceased by his beloved wife Joan Candito.
He is survived by his daughter Tammy (Mark) Uhl of Durham, NC; sons Todd (Sue) Candito of Tabur, NY; Jeff (Peggy) Candito of Tolland, Ct; stepson, Steve (Denise) Scott of Windsor, CT; and stepdaughter Sheryl Mason. Ed also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a nephew Keith Wohllebe.
Ed worked for many years as a manager for UPS before; finally retiring in 2003 as a Transportation Manager for McKesson Drug Co.
Ed was a proud member of Elks Lodge #2763 in Deep Creek, where he received the President's Volunteer Service Award in 2010 and The Elk of the Year Award twice.
Ed will be missed by all of his Lodge Brothers.
A Memorial Service will be held at Deep Creek Elks Lodge #2763, 1133 Capricorn Blvd. Deep Creek, FL 33983 on Friday, April 14 at 5:30pm
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions made to The Jimmy Fund; P.O. Box 84918 Boston, MA 02284
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