Edward David Hession of N. Chelmsford, MA

October 23, 1937 -
May 27, 2024



Monday June 3, 2024

11:00 am



Monday June 3, 2024


1251 Gorham St Lowell, MA 01852

Funeral Details


Edward “Buddy” David Hession passed away on May 27, 2024, at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill, MA, with his loving family by his side.

Born in Lowell, MA, Ed was the beloved son of the late Edward R. Hession and Grace (Corey) Hession. He graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1955 and earned a BS in Accounting from Bentley College. Edward (Buddy) honorably served in the U.S. Navy.

Edward married Mary Carroll Sargent on July 10, 1965, beginning a devoted partnership that lasted nearly 59 years. He retired from the Lowell Housing Authority after a distinguished career, having previously worked at the City Treasurer’s Office. He was a member of the AOH James Campbell Division 19 and a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell, where he also participated in the Holy Name Society.

He was an avid fan of Boston sports teams, especially the Celtics. He cherished spending summers in Wells, Maine, with his family and grandchildren, creating memories that will be treasured forever.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; his children: Edward (Ted) Hession and his wife Holly of Lowell, MA, Brian Hession of Chelmsford, MA, and Laurie Witts and her partner Mark Sanborn of Andover, MA. He is also survived by his sisters, Dorothy Scully of Newburyport, MA, and Barbara Quirk and her husband William of Andover, MA; his brother-in-law Francis Sargent of Carlisle, MA; his sisters-in-law Jeannie Judge of Lowell, MA, and Margaret Simkin and her husband David of Andover, MA. He leaves behind five cherished grandchildren: Corey, Collin and Brendan Witts, Hannah Hession, and Edward (EJ) Hession Jr. and his wife Julia and one great-grandchild, Charlotte Grace. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is pre deceased by his sister, Maureen Malay and her husband Henry and his brother-in-law, Michael Scully.

Buddy will be deeply missed, but his memory will live on in the hearts of his loved ones.


Funeral Mass is scheduled for Monday June 3, 2024 at 11:00AM at the Immaculate Conception Church, Lowell, MA, please gather at the church. Graveside services to be held at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make contributions in his memory may do so to his favorite charities: Special Olympics and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. ARRANGEMENTS BY MORSE-BAYLISS FUNERAL HOME 978-458-6841. Guestbook at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com

5 responses to “Edward David Hession of N. Chelmsford, MA”

  1. Jeffrey Witts says:

    I am sad to hear the passing of Ed. He was the grandfather to my sons and he loved being a grandfather. I knew Ed for many years and he always had the same joke to tell but it would change yearly just as he was going to spend a summer in Wells Maine. I have lots of great memories of Ed and just not enough space in this post to list them all. My condolences to the Hession family, RIP Ed.

  2. Dan Desmarais says:

    Great guy. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. ❤️

  3. Jane M Coutu says:

    My sincere condolences to Mary and the entire Hession family. I have the fondest memories of Buddy, having spent so much time in their home with my dear lifetime friend, Maureen. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Jane (Teague) Coutu

  4. Ted & Peggy (Emerson) Jump says:

    Our sincere condolences to the entire Hession family. We have known Buddy and Mary for years. Buddy was a close friend of my brother Bob and they even entered the Navy together.

    Rest In Peace Buddy

  5. Kathy says:

    ED was a co-worker & friend in the ’70’s @ Lowell Treasuer’s Office. Ed was kind, always a happy smile, funny, & helpful to all. Both of us having red hair, many customers thought we were related. May God have Ed in His Holy Arms, & Peace.
    Bless his big beautiful family.
    Sincere respect, Kathy Davis 6.24

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