Edward John "John" Cunningham

Obituary
  • "I am so sorry for your loss. May God strengthen your family..."

WINDHAM - Edward "John" John Cunningham, 75, passed away on Jan. 8, 2019, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine after a courageous battle with heart disease and cancer. Edward was born in Portland, Maine on Aug. 31, 1943, the son of the late Stephen and Leona (Foster) Cunningham.

After graduating from Portland High School, Ed went on to volunteer for the United States Army. Ed proudly served in Vietnam and the Dominican Republic conflict. After serving for three years in the Army, Edward married Lucille Ann Burnell and fathered two children, David and Jonathan.

For 24 years, Edward was employed by Maine Central Railroad where he worked as an Operations Clerk. After, Edward went on to work for Deering Ice Cream, and finally IDEXX Laboratories in Westbrook, Maine.

Edward enjoyed fishing, hunting, relaxing at home watching baseball, football and "a good movie", and spending time with his son Jonathan, friends Hank and Bonnie Pooler and all of the Cain families. He was a member of the VFW, Disabled Veterans of America and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Edward was predeceased by a brother, Stephen Cunningham Jr., who passed away in 1994. Edward is survived by his two sons, Jonathan Cunningham of Fort Myers, Fla., and David Cunningham.

A graveside memorial with full military honors will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial cemetery in Augusta, Maine, at a date to be announced.

A celebration of life will be held at the Cain residence, Jan. 20, 2019, at 1 p.m., Cain Road, Vassalboro

Online condolence messages can be submitted at www.mainefuneral.com.

Published in Central Maine on Jan. 13, 2019
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