Edmund Harry Dean
FALLS VILLAGE — Edmund Harry Dean, 91, a lifelong resident of Falls Village, passed away Nov. 21, 2011, following a brief illness. He was the loving husband of 65 years to the late Alberta (Otis) Dean, who died in 2010.Edmund was born April 14, 1920, in Falls Village, the son of the late May (Beebe) and Harry Edmund Dean.He lived a long and active life as a farmer and served the community on many boards and committees. After retiring from dairy farming, he loved growing vegetables and flowers and was known especially for his sweet corn. He made a difference to a lot of people; he volunteered, he donated, he did things for others without being asked and without fanfare. His quick humor and generous spirit will be missed.He is survived by his daughters, Gail and her husband, Al Eaton, of Manchester, Conn., and Sue Dean of Torrington; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his brother and three sisters, Mildred Marshall, Mafred Allyn, Marshall C. Dean and Marjorie Dean.A memorial gathering will be held in January at the Falls Village Congregational Church. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 1, Falls Village, CT 06031. The Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon has charge of arrangements.