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HOLLISTON – Harold Edward “Ed” Thistle, 88, of Holliston, passed away at the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham on Friday, December 31, 2021.

Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Ruby Cecelia (Foster) and Harold Thistle. He was the husband of 63 years to Shirley Ann (Nelson) Thistle of Holliston.

Ed proudly served in the Navy during the Korean War.

His talent in life was woodworking and carpentry. He took pleasure in gifting others with his works of art. 

His greatest passion in life was his family.

In addition to his wife, Ed is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Conroy and her husband, John of Holliston and Brenda Kursawe and her husband, John of Hilton Head, SC. He also leaves behind two sisters, Cynthia Fleming of Hauppauge, NY and Carol Morlock of Chesapeake, VA; as well as 4 grandchildren, Jack and Reilly Conroy of Holliston, Megan Evans and her husband, Ross Jensen of Oakland, CA, Brian Kursawe and his wife, Amanda of Yuma, AZ and one great-grandson, Nathan. 

Funeral services are being held privately with family and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Framingham Heart Study Research Fund, (595 Commonwealth Ave., Ste 700, Boston, MA 02215) or to a charity of one’s choice.


By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.