|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1925|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 2004|
Beloved son of the late Joseph and Pearl (Oflazian) Adajian.
In 1943, Ed fulfilled his wish of serving his country by enlisting in the United States Coast Guard. At 17, he was one of the youngest in Connecticut to join the war effort. He served as a Seaman First Class aboard the U.S.S. Long Beach, traveled the world and fought bravely in nine invasions.
After the war, he attended the University of Connecticut before joining his family in founding Adajian's of Hartford, a popular downtown restaurant. For many years, "Big Ed" delighted businessman, politicians, entertainers and other patrons with his friendly manner and his many jokes and stories. He was regarded by many as a Hartford institution. Ed was a people person with many interests, especially gardening. He enjoyed reading, and was very fond of Rudyard Kipling's "Gunga Din." He loved history, and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. He was happiest spending a summer afternoon in his vegetable garden, listening to the game on the radio.
At the time of his death, Ed was survived by his beloved wife and his four children. He was also survived by his four grandchildren, and was expecting his first great-grandchild. He also left behind his three siblings, Regina, Rosemary, and Joseph, who has since passed. He also left behind many nieces, nephews and their children. In addition to his parents, Ed was predeceased by his sister Elizabeth.
A celebration of Ed's life was held at St. James Episcopal Church in West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, it was requested that contributions in Ed's memory be made to the Jimmy Fund of The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.
Wethersfield Village Cemetery
Created by: Krista AQ Thompson
Record added: Feb 01, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124441095
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