Obituary: Edward James Field, 83

by | Sep 11, 2023

A Eucharistic Minister and active volunteer

Edward James Field died Sept. 3. He was born Nov. 7, 1939, in Springfield, Ill., to Oliver F. and Margaret E. (McDonald) Field. 

Attending the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., on a Naval ROTC scholarship, he was commissioned Lieutenant JG upon graduation. He served in the Seventh Fleet in the Pacific and ended his naval career on a submarine.

Ed married M. Carolyn O’Conor on August 30, 1966, in Belmont, Mass. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

Ed was active in several ministries and organizations throughout the State of Rhode Island.  As a member of St. Francis De Sales, he was a Eucharistic Minister where delivered communion to hospital patients and assisted many members of the community.

He is survived by his wife, children Charles (Lauren), Brian (Whitney), and Allison Field; adored grandchildren, brother Oliver (the late Joyce) Field, and sister Margaret (Douglas) Crane; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Mary Kate Field.

His funeral and burial was private. 

You can leave an online condolence at the Hill Funeral Home website HERE.

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Posted 9/11/23

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Jim Sandman
Jim Sandman
September 13, 2023 9:01 am

Dear Carolyn, family and friends of Ed,
On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans, we offer our sincere condolences at Ed´s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are always saddened whenever a fellow “Bubblehead” departs on Eternal Patrol. He served with honor in the U.S. Submarine Force.
To our “Brother-of-the-Phin” we say, “Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. Fair Winds and Following Seas.” Thank you for your service to our country.
Carolyn and family… “may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (ESV).
Jim Sandman, FTC(SS) Ret,
National Chaplain, USSVI.

Catherine Rodgers
Catherine Rodgers
September 13, 2023 5:49 pm

Ed was such a source of wisdom and support. I will miss him very much. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.


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