Edward Adam Delyonas, age 95, of Norwalk, passed away on October 4, 2021, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife of almost 65 years, Patricia Hynes Delyonas, and three daughters, Suzanne Delyonas, Barbara Delyonas Mitchell (Dan), Mary Delyonas (Steve Wagar), and three grandchildren.
Ed was born on September 17, 1926, to Barbara Eva Daukantas and Adam Delyonas, who immigrated from Lithuania and made their home in Stamford. His older sister was the late Ruth Delyonas Glenn.
Ed got along with everyone he met and lit up any room with his quick wit and boundless curiosity. He captivated people with the twinkle in his eye and enthusiastically engaged in any adventure.
As a fiercely patriotic member of the Greatest Generation, Ed enlisted at age 17 and did two stints in the Navy, first as a second-class gunner's mate during World War II on the minesweeper USS Sage in Central and South America, and then for 18 months in the Korean War.
He completed his GED and went to Norwalk Technical School, U-CONN Stamford, and Norwalk Community College. He started at Pitney Bowes as a tool and die apprentice when he was 16 years old. He worked at Pitney Bowes for 43 years in various capacities in manufacturing, engineering, and capital construction management.
Ed and his wife were among the founding members of St. Matthew's Church in Norwalk. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus in Norwalk and served as the Grand Knight for several years. After his retirement in 1985, Ed became a handyman, specializing in painting and wallpapering. He was always happy when he had a project to do. He was active in Lifetime Learners at Norwalk Community College and served as a Grand Marshall at the Norwalk Memorial Day parade in 2019 and 2021.
Ed was an endearing dad and granddad, a wonderful husband, and touched so many lives with his care and consideration. He will always hold a special place in all our hearts.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthew Church at 216 Scribner Ave. in Norwalk at 10:30 am on Friday, Oct 8.
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