Edward E Arees

August 19, 1933February 12, 2011

Edward A. Arees, Sudbury resident for 43 years died peacefully with his family at his side on February 12, 2011 at St. Patrick's Manor, Framingham following a long illness. He was 77 years old. Ed was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and received his B.A. and M.S. degrees from City College of New York and then served four years in the United States Navy-two on the USS Intrepid and two in the Naval Reserves. He received a PhD in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He also did Post-Doctoral work at MIT in the field of Neuropathology. Ed was a Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University for thirty years. He was also on the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital where he did Neuropathology research. After retiring from his academic career in 1994 he pursued his passion for photography. Ed's love of nature photography motivated him and his wife to travel extensively. Ed was also an enthusiastic opera lover who never missed a performance when the Metropolitan Opera was in town. He was a man who loved to learn and through the years his endeavors included figure skating, woodworking and astronomy. Ed leaves his beloved wife Jane (Ross) of 47 years, his son Stephen and his wife Li of Weston, CT, daughter Elizabeth Davis of Lexington, son Mark and his wife Jessica of Charlestown and three beautiful grandchildren - Emmet, Wesley and Katelyn Arees and his dear dog Brady. Ed is also survived by his loving sister Gloria Zoda and her husband Nicholas of Nanuet, NY and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be celebrated at St. George Orthodox Church, 6 Atwood Avenue, Norwood, MA at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Burial immediately following at Milton Cemetery, 211 Centre Street, Milton, MA. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend. Visiting hours Tuesday, February 15, 2011 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at Duckett Funeral Home, 656 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed's memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA or Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 15, 2011
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Sharon Sutherland

March 6, 2011

Dear Arees family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I was a student of Professor Arees at Northeastern. One day a few years after I graduated I ran into Prof. Arees walking Baley at White's Pond. I was reminded of my college days and his class where he would give some students nicknames!
Then one day ( I am a local dog walker) we got a call to help out with Baley. While at your house I reminded Prof. Arees that I was a student of his and how I met him and Baley at White's pond. He told me that out of all his students I had the best job! That is a story I love to tell people. I am sorry this is arriving so long after your loss.

Jerome O'Connor

February 19, 2011

My name is Jerry O'Connor born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Ed I and were born in the same year, 1933. I knew Eddie (as we all called him) from a group of a closely-knit guys who lived in the same Bay Ridge area. My home was on 80th street, the furthest from 87th street. I am very fond of those days with Eddie and all his friends. There were few people with whom I would feel comfortable...Eddie was among those. I remember so well that group...Eddie, Jay Shields, Ben Cimino (my best man), Pete Johnson.
I am so very sorry to learn of Eddie's passing. He will be sorely missed but he leaves a wonderful legacy to his loving wife and family.
Jerry O'Connor

Mitch Mavroules

February 17, 2011

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Thomas Hoff

February 16, 2011

Dear Jane, Steve, Mark and Liz,

I am so sorry to hear of your Ed / Your Dad's passing. He was a special part of my high school years. In those years, he was one of the only fathers of my friends that actually took the time to get to know me. He would not let me talk to Steve without a long conversation prior. These conversations were always filled with many questions, jokes and at times advice. He was a social, funny, charismatic and humble man. He was a man of many hobbies from photography to music and more. He was always curious by nature and always interesting to talk to. To me, his most notable quality was his sincere kindness.

I am sure you will miss him terribly. Please take comfort knowing he made a big impact on many lives, including mine. I think back on conversations with him with fondness and a smile.
My thoughts are prayers are with you. I know he is resting comfortably now.

With love, Tom Hoff and family

February 16, 2011

Jane, Elizabeth, Mark & Steve,
We were touched by all the wonderful family candids and Ed's beautiful scenic photos. It reminded us of the lovely photos he took for Chrisa's weddings. We enjoyed his friendship and remember his kind friendly smile. May your loving memories be a comfort.
Betsy & Bob Hunnewell

Mark Diamond

February 15, 2011

I had the honor of having Professor Arees for Phsycology at Northeastern in 1985. I went on to graduate from NU in 1987. His really was a fine human being and I am really sorry to hear of his passing. To the Family, may time comfort you sooner than later, and always know he is with you always.

Mark Diamond
Needham, MA

The Browns

February 15, 2011

Dear Aunt Jane, Steve, Liz, and Mark

Words cannot express the sadness we feel for your loss of such a great person and Uncle. We will never forget the great times we had visiting and the boys will never forget how Uncle Eddie was always joking with them and telling them he was going to beat them up. Our deepest sympathy to you all.You are all in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry we cannot be there for all of you.
Jim, Jeannette, Steven, and Tony

Wade Rogers

February 14, 2011

Jane, love and prayers are sent to you and your family.

Wade and Julia Rogers
Plymouth, NC

The Karis Family

February 14, 2011

To the Arees Family, We are so sorry and sad to hear about our Dad's beloved friend and colleague Ed. We so fondly remember him chasing us down the halls of Northeastern with his crazy commentary about our hair, fingernails, clothing choices, etc. Truly a one of a kind man whose wit and humor surpassed even our dad's, which is really hard to do! On behalf of our Dad, Mom and the entire Karis Family, We love you, Ed. You will always hold a special place in our hearts and you will never be forgotten.
Andrea, Gabrielle & Lucy Karis

Marilyn Walters

February 14, 2011

May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marilyn Walters