Edward N. Lawless

August 31, 1938 - September 3, 2016
Edward N. Lawless

Edward N. Lawless, USMC Retired, age 78, formerly of Tuckerton, NJ, died September 3, 2016, at Patriots Colony, Williamsburg, VA. His wife, Margaret, daughter Maureen, parents George and Margaret Lawless, as well as siblings, Rev George P. Lawless (OSA), Sister George Margaret Lawless (SSJ), John, and Bernard preceded him in death. Mr. Lawless graduated from Northeast Catholic High School in Philadelphia also, from East Carolina University. During his military career he was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Service Medal. His hobbies included traveling to Ireland, beer drinking with friends and gambling. Survivors include: 4 daughters, Kelly Burkhard and husband Joel; Denise Lawless; Rosemary Paul and husband Robert and Colleen Lawless. Grandchildren, Brendan and Hannah Burkhard; Erin, Kayla and Caroline Paul. Siblings, Margaret McNally, Denise Quigg and Joseph Lawless. Funeral service conducted by Father Patrick Brady, will be held Friday, 12:00 pm, September 9, 2016 at St. Thersea’s Catholic Church, Little Egg Harbor, NJ. The family will receive friends, Friday from 9:00 until 11:00 am, prior to the service, at Maxwell Funeral Home, Tuckerton, NJ. Interment with military honors will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Should friends’ desire, memorial contributions may be made to: Maureen “Mo” Lawless Scholarship c/o Pinelands Regional High School, 590 Nugentown Rd., Tuckerton, NJ 08087 or American Legion Post 493, Radio Rd., Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087.

M/Sgt Edward N. Lawless, USMC, Retired proudly served his country as a three time Vietnam Veteran, where for some, experiences forge friendships, but for a Marine, combat forges a brotherhood. There are no ex-marines, the title is earned, never given, and what’s earned is yours forever. Online condolences may be shared at bucktroutfuneralhome.net.


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  • September 07, 2016
    John McNally says:
    I remember Uncle Ed sleeping at Nana's house while on leave. Nana gave me a bike horn and told me to go wake Ed. I was @ 5yo. When the horn went off, Ed jumped up and turned towards me. I could have died with fright! He was one tough man! Nana laughed her head off and I cried like a baby! Ed, Peggy and the girls, who I lived with for a while, will always have a special place in my heart.

  • September 09, 2016
    Charles Coke says:
    Though I never met him, he was my brother. As are all honorable marines. I want to say farewell and good luck on our new post guarding the streets of heaven. Dismissed leatherneck.

  • September 09, 2016
    RoseMarie Conover says:
    I'm sorry to say that I didn't get to know you Dad very well but hearing all the stories from your Aunt Rosemary O'Dowd about your Mom & Dad made me feel that I knew them well. You girls are very fortunate to have had wonderful parents and I know Ed will be sorely missed by all of you.

  • September 09, 2016
    RoseMarie Conover says:
    I'm sorry I didn't get to know your Dad very well but judging from the stories your Aunt Rosemary told me about your parents makes me feel as though I knew them well. You girls are very fortunately to have had such loving parents and I know Ed will be sorely missed.

  • September 22, 2016
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