Edwin Clayton Boice, Jr.

February 9, 1943March 27, 2018
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Edwin Clayton Boice, born February 9, 1943, previously living in East Dennis, Massachusetts recently passed after a lengthy battle with cancer having his family by his side.

Ed began his life in Newark, New Jersey where he learned how to love life and find ways to always have a good time. He began his military career in 1961. During his time in the service, he received many honors including the distinguished Air Force Commendation Medal. While serving in the Florida Keys during the Cuban Missile Crisis, he met the love of his life, Marilyn (Miller) Boice on a blind date on Big Pine Key. They married soon after and have spent 50 years together. Their love of the Florida Keys continued forever as they regularly visited the Conch Republic. After Ed completed his military service, he began a new stage of his life by first running a Marine Dealership which led to his career calling of being a Marine Surveyor. His love of his profession led him to become a proud member of National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS), Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS), Cape Cod Marine Trades Association (CCMT), and Massachusetts Marine Trade Association(MMTA).

All along his life path, Ed found ways to make people happy around him, always doing what he loved while spending time with his family and friends. He loved a party and getting a good laugh. He would especially enjoy his food at any party, to the point where people would plan for extra if he was attending. He can be remembered as a great man who loved his friends, enjoyed life, and could not do enough for his family. Even at the end, he would bring a smile and a presence that made everyone at ease.

One of the most cherished parts of his life was his family. He held enormous pride in the accomplishments of his sons and his grandchildren. Ed enjoyed listening to stories of his grandkids, playing games with them, and traveling with them. Many wonderful memories were made on family trips to Disney World, the Florida Keys, Italy and England.

Ed is survived by his wife Marilyn. sons Rob and Don, their spouses Anna Maria (Desantis) Boice, and Ruthanne (Crowley) Boice, 7 grandchildren, and many special friends.

Services will be held at Doane, Beal and Ames Funeral Home in Dennis, MA between 9:00 A.M. and 10:30 A.M. on, Friday, March 30, 2018 with interment at Massachusetts National Cemetery at 11:15 A.M.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Dana Faber Cancer Institute or Cape Cod VNA Hospice and Palliative Care. We cannot ever fully thank these people for all the care and assistance they provided throughout Ed's journey.


  • Services Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Committal Service with Military Honors Friday, March 30, 2018

Edwin Clayton Boice, Jr.

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Gary Voller

March 31, 2018

So sorry to hear and my Condolences to Family and friends. A great guy, a class act and, for 30+ years, always a pro in his professional capacity through which I knew him and worked with him many times. Always a fun guy to be around, I believe We may also have shared a few Cold beers over the years too !
Rest in Peace, Eddie
Gary Voller
Vero Beach, Fl.

Rod Cartocci

March 30, 2018

My friend... you are sorely missed.

Leona Roach

March 29, 2018

I first met Ed in the 1980's and from the start I found him to be knowledgeable, kind and easygoing. He always knew his stuff and was patient with (novice) boat brokers and boat owners alike. Above all, he had a ready smile and made folks laugh. I wish for Ed's family that the waves of grief will soon subside. RIP Ed: you were a good friend, a gentleman and the best of the boating business.