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Official Obituary of: Edward Patrick Hebert 04/13/2019

Edward Patrick Hebert 04/13/2019

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Edward Patrick Hebert, 65, of North Attleboro passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at home surrounded by his devoted family.  He was the loving husband of Betty (Dorrance) Hebert for over 43 years.

Born August 14, 1953 in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Raymond J. and Mary P. (Reynolds) Hebert.

Edward grew up in Norton and was a 1972 graduate of Norton High School.  After marrying Betty, they moved to North Attleboro.

He was a graduate of Massasoit Community College and later received a bachelor’s degree from Bryant College.  He received a master’s degree from Anna Maria College in Paxton and then a jurist doctorate from Southern New England School of Law.

Edward briefly worked at Bliss Brothers Dairy, where he met Betty in 1972.  He also worked at Fernandes Supermarket in Plainville and owned and operated Hebert’s Variety Store on Tremont Street in Rehoboth in 1976.

Edward worked as an officer on the Norton Police Force for 16 years from 1978 until retiring in 1993.

After leaving the department, he graduated from law school and passed the Massachusetts Bar exam and began his work as an attorney doing mostly real estate law out of a home office.

Eddie’s greatest love was his wife, two daughters and his three grandchildren.  He especially enjoyed vacationing in Fort Myers Beach, FL with his wife.  He was always involved in athletics, playing and coaching.  He was a skier, golfer and an avid exercise enthusiast.  There was no sport that he didn’t enjoy playing.

In 2015, Eddie fell clearing snow from his roof and suffered a spinal cord injury.  He worked hard to overcome his disability and was continuing to work hard until his passing from leukemia.  He was an avid Boston sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters: Dawn Patricia Lewis and her husband Sean and Beth Melissa Stewart; three grandchildren: Jane Paula Stewart, John Thomas Stewart and Cora Marie Lewis;  two siblings; Patricia Hatch and husband John and Raymond Hebert; his in-law siblings: Melvin Dorrance, Ann Mary Chase, Carl Dorrance and Bonnie Thorng; cherished nieces and nephews Kelly and Corey Hatch and many others.

A time for visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of visitation in the funeral home at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Journey Forward, 5 Shawmut Road, Canton, MA 02021.

To sign an online guestbook for Eddie, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

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  • I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. We worked together many years ago at a small firm in Norwell. I was a young attorney and some of the women in the office were very cliquey. He made a point of being the first to introduce himself and make me feel welcomed. He was kind, funny, warm and smart. He talked often about his lovely family. We lost touch over the years. It is heartbreaking that his last few years were so challenging for him and his family with his health issues. I will keep him and his family in my thoughts. I hope it is comforting to know how well-liked and respected Ed was as a person. 

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He and I worked together many years ago (around 2004) at a law firm in Norwell and kept up for some time but lost touch. When we worked together, I was a new attorney and he took me under his wing. He was warm, funny, smart and big-hearted. He told the office stories about his time as a cop and was liked by everyone. He loved his family dearly and spoke of them often; one of his daughters was engaged around that time and he was very excited. I am so sorry that these past years were so difficult for him and his family with his spinal cord injury and subsequent illness. I will keep Ed and your family in my thoughts.

  • So very, very sorry for the loss of your beloved Eddie. I knew him back in the 1980s. He also worked with my father at the police dept. Such a happy, friendly and warm man. He’ll be sorely missed. My sincere condolences.

  • Our condolences to all the family and lots of prayers.I meet Eddie through his cousin Robert played many rounds of golf and we competed vigorously and had tons of laughs also had good times at Halloween he was an awsome guy and also always had a better tan then me.

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  1. Our condolences to all the family and lots of prayers.I meet Eddie through his cousin Robert played many rounds of golf and we competed vigorously and had tons of laughs also had good times at Halloween he was an awsome guy and also always had a better tan then me.

  2. So very, very sorry for the loss of your beloved Eddie. I knew him back in the 1980s. He also worked with my father at the police dept. Such a happy, friendly and warm man. He’ll be sorely missed. My sincere condolences.

  3. I am so very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He and I worked together many years ago (around 2004) at a law firm in Norwell and kept up for some time but lost touch. When we worked together, I was a new attorney and he took me under his wing. He was warm, funny, smart and big-hearted. He told the office stories about his time as a cop and was liked by everyone. He loved his family dearly and spoke of them often; one of his daughters was engaged around that time and he was very excited. I am so sorry that these past years were so difficult for him and his family with his spinal cord injury and subsequent illness. I will keep Ed and your family in my thoughts.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. We worked together many years ago at a small firm in Norwell. I was a young attorney and some of the women in the office were very cliquey. He made a point of being the first to introduce himself and make me feel welcomed. He was kind, funny, warm and smart. He talked often about his lovely family. We lost touch over the years. It is heartbreaking that his last few years were so challenging for him and his family with his health issues. I will keep him and his family in my thoughts. I hope it is comforting to know how well-liked and respected Ed was as a person. 

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