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Edmund J. Miranda Jr.

August 6, 1949October 2, 2020

Edmund J. Miranda, Jr., age 71, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 2, 2020 at home in Indiantown, FL. He was the husband of Cynthia (Oliveira) Miranda to whom he had been married 42 years. They lived together in Somerset, MA for 40 years before recently retiring to FL.

Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Edmund Miranda and the late Lena (Cabral) Miranda.

Ed joined the US Army and served our country during the Vietnam War and was the former Commander at the Fall River VFW and a member of other local military organizations. He was a Deacon at the First Christian Congregational Church in Swansea and was instrumental in starting their Veteran Supper which has helped raise funds to help so many local Swansea Veterans. He was also a member of the Congregational Church of Somerset where he helped to start the Veterans Supper to help Somerset Veterans in need. He owned his own carpet cleaning business and later in life was the custodian at the Swansea Police Department before retiring. He never went into a bakery that he did not like and was a people person with a gift to gab and loved running into people he knew and catching up (and he seemed to know everyone). Ed enjoyed traveling and camping with his extended family.

Besides his devoted wife, Ed is survived by his children, Christine Miranda Levasseur, Edmund Miranda, Deborah Desjardins and her husband David, James (Buddy) Borden and Jason Borden. Ed’s greatest love was his grandchildren, Kayla Arruda, Kristalyn Loura and her fiancé Ryan Bows, Benjamin Simbro, Shaina Levasseur, Kiara Miranda, Shaylee Levasseur, and Sylis Smith. The oldest of 8 children, Ed also leaves behind his siblings, James, Richard and Robert Miranda, Nancy Preece and Carol Gouveia, as well as many friends, cousins, nieces and nephews who will also miss him. He was predeceased by his brothers Dennis Miranda and Joseph Miranda.

His Visitation will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 3:00-7:00 PM in Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan, 866 County St., Somerset. Due to current occupancy restrictions, please be mindful that guests may have to wait outside while others pay their respects. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s honor may be made to Swansea First Christian Congregational Church, 1113 GAR Hwy, Swansea, MA 02777, Attn: Veterans Supper, or to Congregational Church of Somerset, 1411 County St., Somerset, MA 02726, Attn: Veterans Supper. Ed loved to support these community suppers, give to local veterans in need and would love to still be making a difference.

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Denise and Paul Frizado

November 14, 2020

Cindy I'm so sorry for your loss. My god he was the best, he was like a brother to me, I've known him since I'm 15. He was always full of hell and never had nothing bad to say about anyone. Eddie my friend I will miss you, may you rest in peace till we meet again. Have fun with Dan Zitano. Love you.

Ellie Leite

November 3, 2020

Dear Mrs. Miranda & Family: I'm so very sorry to read of the passing of your beloved Eddie. He was a fine gentleman and a great workman shown and approved by God. He took excellent care of our rugs over the years. May God comfort you all at this difficult time of loss. God bless each of you. Hugs and prayers, in Jesus Christ,
Ellie Leite

Arthur Norman

October 12, 2020


I first met EDDY in the third grade and he became one of the best friends I ever had . we over the years always laughed and talked about old times and I will always remember and miss him. I know he is looking down on us all sitting with the lord by his side and wishing us all the best life has to offer, This is the type of guy eddy was always thinking of helping people out with their problems and being their friend. Eddy I will always miss you brother and will someday join up with you again and share our past relationship and start over again in laughter and fun with family and friends and the good lord watching over us all
ARTHUR AND JUDY NORMAN

Barbara Fontaine

October 11, 2020

So many fond memories of Ed with my dad. May God give him eternal rest!

Ann Mastera

October 6, 2020

Ed,
Words cannot explain the pain I feel in my heart. You were taken away from us way too soon and very unexpectedly. I will surely miss your smile, your laugh, your love for family and friends, and especially all our camping trips with you and Cindy. We had so many plans for the future and now that will only be a memory I wish we could have had. I will surely miss the "Hey, how's your mudda, your fadda workin?" and your answer was "Oh yea, long time." The broken Portuguese we used to say whenever we saw each other. The memories of camping with you, Cindy, John, and I and all our extended family will be close to my heart. God has brought you home as your time on earth has been fulfulled. Until we meet again, love you Ed.

Darlene Loura

October 5, 2020

Ed, from the first time I met you, you took me in as family and within a short time we were...Kristalyn was born and she became the light of your life. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better man to be her grandfather..but you were so much more, you were her best friend & hero. We will all miss you so much. Your smile, your jokes, your runs to the barn to chop wood, the Chuckie the goat walks...but mostly you just being Grampa to my girl. We will always love and miss you, until we see you again. ❤️

Debbie & Richard Baker

October 5, 2020

Ed you were one of a kind and you were a talker but you were kind,you were sweet at one time and funny at other times. Cindy it's hard to find words to say to you at this time, but we love you and we will always be here for you ❤ ♥ Ed you were taking way to soon, but you were needed with GOD he had other plans for you. RIP ED 🙏 you are among the angels 👼👼 till we see you again.

Michael Langfield

October 5, 2020

I an very saddened by the news of Ed's passing. Cindy, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. Ed was a true patriot and his passion to help his fellow veterans was amazing. He will surely be missed. Rest in peace my friend.

Scott Fitzgerald

October 5, 2020

Too many memories to pick one. I was so saddened to hear of your passing but couldn't help smiling every time i remembered the many laughs we shared. Rest in peace my friend. Your gone way too soon and the world is a much less funny place without you in it. Your family is in my prayers. Scott Fitz

John Mastera

October 5, 2020

Ed,

You cannot imagine how much you were loved and will be missed. Hearing of your passing was so hard to bear. It was only a week ago that we said goodbye from my yard but would come visit you in Florida during the beginning of next year. I looked forward to the next year's camping season and be able to say "Hey neighbor!" when you were parked in my yard.
I will cherish the memories of sitting around the campfire, having a few beers, and hearing your stories or just shooting the breeze. Watching you try to back up your camper in a straight line or talking like a old Portuguese dude.
Things will never be the same but I will always remember the fun you, Cindy, Ann, and I had camping together. Thank you for all the great memories and your friendship.

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