Edmund F. Bard IV

February 10, 1951December 9, 2013
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Edmund Francis Bard IV, 62, of Walpole, NH, passed away at his home on December 10, 2013.

He was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, February 10, 1951, the son of Margaret Ann (Mershon) and Edmund Francis Bard III. He grew up in Oklahoma and Houston, Texas.

He attended Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas, and completed three years at Texas A&M before leaving to join the Green Berets in 1969, where he served in the Special Forces until August 1975.

For many years Ed pursued various careers before finding his calling in the medical field. He graduated from the New Hampshire Technical College with an Associates Degree in Nursing in 1991. For over nineteen years, he has worked as a registered nurse at the Springfield Hospital in Springfield, VT.

Ed lived in Walpole for 29 years and loved the snow, the woods and the live free or die spirit. He enjoyed walking his dogs, driving his convertible, taking care of his yard and harassing liberal Democrats.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Betty C. (Porter) Bard of Walple; a son, Edmund F. Bard V, and his wife, Jenna Bard of Cumberland, RI; daughters, Margaret A. Bard and Katherine Bard, both of Walpole; a grandson, Mason Bard; and a sister, Dorothy Mayer of San Angelo, TX. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Bard, of Houston, TX.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:00AM in the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene. Burial in the Beech Grove Cemetery, Rockport, MA, will be private. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Foley Funeral Home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mr. Bard’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project:


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 14, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, December 13, 2013

Edmund F. Bard IV

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lynn reed

January 6, 2015

Ed always made me smile. He was a good nurse I miss seeing him at work.

diana richardson

January 10, 2014

We are all so sorry just had conversation with him a little while back just heard about it so so sorry

David Ellis

December 21, 2013

The one most important thing I took from this wonderful man was "Today is just another opportunity for excellence." You were the consummate professional and I will never forget you R.I.P. My friend

Sheila Wengryniuk, RN

December 19, 2013

Ed was always such a pleasure to work with alongside in the ER. He had such an uncanny witty humor and was the consummate conversationalist; discussing the latest books he read or the antics of his beloved Bernese Mt dogs, Hugo and Lily vs. the porcupines. I have just heard the news and mourn the loss of a stellar human being. Much sympathy to his beloved family.

Elizabeth Stoddard

December 15, 2013

Ed was such a great nurse great attitude and alway's a smile on his face.. He will be missed by many.. RIP Ed

Kim Porter

December 14, 2013

Eddie always had a way of putting a smile on my face when I was down....he was an amazing , wonderful, caring, compassionate Nurse, not only I , but many, many people will miss you my friend...RIP Fast Eddie.

Kim Smith Porter Crown Point NY

December 14, 2013

Ed was a great guy to work with and a very caring nurse. He will be missed. Frank Silfies (Windsor, VT)

Mow Kazati

December 14, 2013

What a warm, sweet, sparkly-eyed person. I didn't know Ed well, but he was always so kind and welcoming that I felt that we were friends. One of a kind -- emphasis on kind. I'm so sorry to lose him.

Gail Carlson

December 14, 2013

Heaven has gained a true angel. His words were his actions filled with kindness. He was always *super fine", not just fine. He always had a kind word to make another person feel good about themselves. He touched so many people's lives soul's and made a difference. There are not too many people who can make a mark in a person's soul, but Ed did. You will be missed Eddie. Shine on us from above Ed like you shined on us all here. Merry Christmas in heaven!

mike laplante

December 14, 2013

Always loved running into Eddie at the ER. His attitude in life was " infectious".