D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT


Edward Joseph Mayer

May 1, 1970August 30, 2019

Edward “Ed” Mayer, 49, of Kensington, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by his loving family on Friday, August 30, 2019 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Born in New Britain on May 1, 1970, he was the son of the late William J. Mayer and Shirley (McCormack) Mayer. Ed was an excellent athlete at Berlin High School and Western Connecticut State University. He was an all-conference point guard on the basketball team and an all-conference catcher on the baseball team. He went on to play catcher on the Western Connecticut State University baseball team, where again he was honored as a two-time all-conference selection. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Western’s fine Criminal Justice program. He worked as a Program Manager for both the Community Partners in Action (CPA) and the Alternative In the Community (AIC), where he helped troubled young men assimilate back into society after being incarcerated. He was also a part owner of the Connecticut Outlaws baseball organization, both coaching and organizing the teams for young baseball players. He was a long-time high school basketball coach at Bristol Central as well. He loved sports and followed his favorite teams fanatically. He loved the New York Yankees and was thoroughly enjoying this magical season. He also cheered for the Philadelphia 76’ers, the Chicago Bears and especially the St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball team. Ed was also the grill master at all family parties and enjoyed spending time at Cornfield Point, Old Saybrook. He is survived by his siblings, Michael and Debbie Mayer, Patricia and Michael Ference, William and Karen Mayer, Ken Kulas Sr. and Bob Mayer. He also leaves a stepson, Anthony Allocca, as well as nephews and nieces, Brian and Betty Mayer, Jon Mayer and Samantha Swartz, Ken Kulas Jr. and Domonique Bedbury, Kate Mayer, Ashley and Tony Germano, Emily Ference, Tyler, Zachary and Alyssa Mayer, Rianne, Rebecca and Rory Mayer, and great nephews and nieces, Jaxson, Madison and Grayson Mayer and Cameron and Calla Germano. Ed was predeceased by his sister, Donna Kulas. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday (September 5) from 5-8 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. Funeral services will begin Friday (September 6) at 8:30 a.m. from the Funeral Chapel followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 461 Alling Street, Berlin. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. To share a memory of Ed with his family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, September 6, 2019


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Mark Frederick

September 6, 2019

Michael, Patricia, Bill and Bob;
I was shocked to read about Ed. I am truly sorry for your loss. I was out of town on Business and sorry I couldn't attend the service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mark & Kathi Frederick

Jake Harris

September 5, 2019

I’ve known Eddie as an incredibly genuine and warm-hearted man for all of my life, from being coached by him in Little League to knowing him as a friend into adulthood. He’ll be incredibly missed. My sincere condolences to his family.

Amy Catlin

September 4, 2019

Since I have known Eddie over the years, every time I saw him he was happy. He always had a smile on his face and brought the same to those around him. He will me missed!

Elizabeth Cayer

September 3, 2019

Ed had a crazy sense of humor, he could always make you laugh. He was a very loving man and shared his love of his family and friends very openly. Ed will definitely be missed by all who knew him and loved him. Ed and his family are an extended part of my family and we've shared many picnics and parties together. Ed, rest is peace and love with your family members in heaven. Love you Tige

Maz Krug

September 3, 2019

So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. We had so much fun hanging out and playing sports together as kids. Ed was a great guy , so easy going and always a smile on his face. He will be missed.

Teddi Palmese teddi1412@cox.net

September 2, 2019

I always enjoyed talking to Eddie. He had a great gift of gab.

Owen Hughes

September 2, 2019

It was a shock to me that you have now gone up to the heavenly skies to see your mom dad and sister. You were a great man EMAY. I will forever remember you and playing basketball at Griswold school and from that day on playing hoops with you throughout high school. So glad I saw you a few months back to reminisce about our playing days. FLY HIGH MY FRIEND HEAVEN JUST RECEIVED ANOTHER ANGEL. LOVE YOU EMAY.
signed. ODOGG!!

Jim Marzi

September 2, 2019

Upon hearing the news it was immediate heartbreaking and tears of sadness.
My deepest condolences and prayers to the entire Mayer Family.
You are a great man “Eddie Lover”!!!
Rest in peace my dear friend
Big Hugs Forever!
Love ya Buddy