Huldege “Ed” Degre, 92, of Hopkinton passed away on Jan. 4. Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Exilena (Gagne) and Aldo Degre. He was the beloved husband of 67 years to Jeanne A. (Lussier) Degre of Hopkinton.
Ed proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He had a long career as a crib tool attendant at Rolls Royce Naval Marine in Walpole. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cards and puzzles, as well as watching sports and Westerns. Ed was a quiet man with a dry sense of humor, and he will be missed by many.
Besides his wife, Ed is survived by two children, Paulette Hebert and husband Wayne of Florida, and Daniel Degre and wife Lori of North Carolina. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his siblings, Lionel and Robert Degre and Noella Joly.
Funeral services will be held privately and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (va.gov/ogc/giftstova.asp).
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