Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

1701 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC


Edwin Lopez-Petrilli

March 2, 1959January 30, 2020
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Edwin Lopez-Petrilli born in Ponce, Puerto Rico raised in Long Island, NY and resided the last 2 years in Knightdale, NC moving here from New Jersey. He worked as an HR Consultant at the USDA.

Edwin proudly served his country in the United States Marine for many years, until he was honorably discharged.

Edwin was a loving and dedicated husband to his wife of 17 years, Maria ‘Maggie’ Lopez. He loved fishing and what brought him joy was seeing the smile on his wife when she caught a fish! He also enjoyed working on DIY projects inside and outside theirhome. Edwin enjoyed making people laugh. He was not only a loving husband, but a great Brother, Uncle and Friend.

Edwin is survived by his wife Maggie, his brother Fernando and wife Enid, sisters Estel, Elba and husband Pedro, Marta, Ruthie and Rey. Numerous nieces and nephews loved as if they were his own.

My love was a loving man, calling me Precious and always encouraging me in whatever I did! My love was an awesome handyman, painting and DIY’ing my living room as I visited with family! My husband was a great brother, loving his beers and fishing withFernando and the best vacations ever! My husband was a wonderful Uncle, giving great advise while teaching where they went wrong! My husband was a great brother-in-law, being there when you needed him! My husband was a great friend, helping someone fix a car,win a game of canasta or catch you if you were falling from from a tree! My love, my green eyed handsome love was a wonderful MAN! I cherish our memories and will forever have him in my heart. I love you Baby...thank you!!


  • Visitation Monday, February 3, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 4, 2020
  • Graveside Service to Follow Tuesday, February 4, 2020


Edwin Lopez-Petrilli

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Delise Gainey

February 4, 2020

Edwin loved going to Bojangles and getting the fried chicken for lunch. I would say Edwin that food is not healthy you can’t eat that stuff every day. He would laugh and say but I don’t eat the bread. As soon as I would step way from my desk and come back, I would find a Bojangles biscuit wrapped in a napkin waiting for me. I would laugh and yell thanks Edwin. Or he would go to Wendy’s and get a burger and fries. I would say Edwin that is not healthy either, and he would say “come on give me a break” I don’t eat the bread and we would just laugh. Those are moments that I will always cherish, and he will be truly missed.

Aimee King

February 4, 2020

This is what I told your loving wife, Maggie at your funeral service -
"There was a wonderful sunrise today (4 Feb 2020) here in Raleigh, and I said, that must be Edwin sending this".
- A sunrise shows us the day ahead
- A sunset is a reflection of the day we just had
When we are so busy with life and work, it's especially important to stop and look at the beauty around us. Well this morning's sunrise surely did that.
Edwin - you will surely be missed, you were a great co-worker. Will miss your smiling self. Even though we did not serve together, you are a brother in arms. Semper Fi!

Dianna Wilson

February 4, 2020

I met Edwin when he came to USDA. He always had a smile, dressed neat and would always talk about his family. It didn't matter if he was working on a project, he would take the time to talk and always had a kind word and would keep you uplifted.
To his family and friends, a beautiful flower has been planted in heaven's garden.

Chris Callender

February 3, 2020

I was proud to have know Edwin. I am praying that God will give the family comfort now. May peace be with you all.


February 2, 2020

Day 3 ...breath...I knew the day would come as we all must be called home to our father when our job is done here on earth! Never ever did I think this soon, never saw my life without you as you were always right there each step of my life or a phone call away as I got older and you gave me my wings to soar this world. I am in disbelief, still waking up like this isnt true or a bad nightmare. I saw you last night in my dreams you were looking back at me, smiled at me over your shoulder just as the day you took me to the prom, my wedding day, my violin recital, my swimming lessons, my 1st bike ride, my roller skates, teaching me how to drive stick shift, how to race, how to build a car and of course my 1st fishing trip. Everything in my life, you were right there, as a father should be!!! Many questions, many tears but thru the years you were always the HERO any little girl dreams of. As i became a mother, you were there once again, giving me the best advice,Many times you reminded me i was stronger than i thought i was, as i cried you wiped my face, held me tighter and told me I must do it for the girls! I promised you the last chat we had, I was scared and you reminded me again that you know I will be ok. As you said I love you, I heard your heart and I promise you I will 4ever cherish every moment you built in ME! I LOVE you and will 4ever make sure the girls are good!

Maggie Lopez

February 1, 2020

Baby....thank you for this wonderful life we had! Love you always and forever! Those beautiful green eyes omg!!

Miriam Aponte

February 1, 2020

Edwin, you’re in our Saviors Hands, words cannot express how much you will be missed, but knowing that you are not suffering anymore and you are smiling down at us with a fishing rod ready to catch a bigger fish AMEN!!!!!My Maggie, know that your in our prayers Mamita through these most difficult times.

Lissette Baez-Cruz

February 1, 2020

Dear Edwin, Pete and I wished we would have had more time to hang with you and Maggie. I enjoyed working beside you. Your encouragement was so appreciated and I am still working on your advice. I know you are driving the car of your dreams. Will never forget you. Another angel in heaven to protect and look down on us. Rest in Peace now. God be with you.
From your friends Lissette and Pete

John Poinsett

February 1, 2020

I think my favorite memory is me, my wife Donna, Edwin and Maggie playing Canasta and drinking. We would laugh and have so much fun. I will always remember and cherish those times. I love you and will miss you more than anyone can ever know. Goodbye my brother from another mother.

Joanne Sorrentino

January 31, 2020

I will never forget the good times we had hanging around Enid and Fe's island in kitchen laughing and drinking and more drinking...Ya Ya's and Yo Yo's
Rest in Peace Eddie with the Angels