Harriet B. Edwards

August 21, 1922July 27, 2018

Harriet B. Edwards, 95, died peacefully on Friday, July 27, 2018. She lived her last ten years of life at Meadow Ridge in Redding, CT. She was the wife of the late James E. Edwards, who predeceased her in 2012.

She was born Harriet Betty Long to Harry and Elda (Rhodes) Long on August 21, 1922 in Rodney, MI. Harriet graduated from State College Nursing School in Pennsylvania.

Harriet was stationed in Hawaii as an US Army nurse during WWII. It is there she met and married her love, James F. Edwards, a lieutenant in the US Navy.

Harriet enjoyed gardening, playing bridge and judging for the Redding Garden Club. She also organized and ran several fundraisers for the Danbury Hospital.

She is survived by her children: James (Jim) Francis Edwards and his wife, Dena Quilici; Elizabeth (Missy) Lane of Danbury, Margaret (Meg) Edwards; and Alison Oles and her husband, Tom Oles. Her grandchildren: Maggie Meybohm, Jameson Edwards and his wife, Christina Lovely, Kathleen (Katie) Lane, Tyler Edwards and his fiancé, Jordan Steinberg, Larry Oles, Leah Oles and Alexander Edwards. Her-great grandchildren: Connor Meybohm, Ty Meybohm, Olivia Lovely Edwards and Atlas Edwards.

The family would like to extend their immense gratitude to her wonderful nurse, Jeannette Schreiber, RN, and her superb doctor, Robert Bazzuro, MD of the Danbury Hospital Emergency Department.

There are no calling hours.

Interment was in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield, CT.

Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 520 Ridgebury Rd., Ridgefield, CT 06877


  • Graveside Service Thursday, August 2, 2018

Harriet B. Edwards

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