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Edwin C. Gies

October 30, 1924 - July 27, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Visitation: Tuesday, July 31st 4:00-7:00 p.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston

Funeral Service: Wednesday, August 1st 10:00 a.m. First Congregational Church of Holliston

Burial: Following service at Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston

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Edwin C. Gies, 93, of Holliston, passed away July 27, 2018. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he was the 4th son of William and Bertha Gies. He was the beloved husband of the late Winnifred (Tyndall) Gies.

Edwin served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from May 1943 through May 1946, where he attained the rank of Tech 4 Sergeant. While stationed at Cushing General Hospital, Edwin met his wife of 69 years, Winnifred, who was in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps at Newton Wellesley Hospital.

Edwin started working for Stop & Shop in 1947 and he and Winnie settled in Holliston, where they raised their four children and welcomed the extended family for gatherings. He found great joy in being surrounded by his family.

Edwin enjoyed attending the sports games of his children and grandchildren. Ed and Win often vacationed on the Cape, in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. They loved nature, and the simple things in life.

Edwin is survived by his four children, Adrianne Orgettas and her husband, Dominic of Burlington, Jane Petercuskie of Greensboro, VT,  Judith Brown and her husband, Eric of North Attleboro, and Steven Gies and his wife Rene of Northbridge. He also leaves behind 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 31st from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, August 1st at 10:00 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, Holliston. Burial will follow in Lake Grove Cemetery, Highland St. Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Homes for the Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780 or hfotusa.org