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“To the Vamenta family.... our hearts go out to you all. We joined Highlands CC when Edward was a gorgeous smiling teenager playing tennis. We have...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: David and Cathy Lilburne - NY

“Liz & Children , Noel and Angie are so sorry to hear of Ed's passing . You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult and sad time . May...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Noel & Angie Shannon

“My heart goes out to Elizabeth, Jude and Adeline.The family knows what a sad loos this is but how blessed we all were to have known him. Much love...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Kelly Moreau-Ciesla - Portland, OR

“Heartfelt condolences to the Vamenta family. A Mass is being offered for you at St Joseph Church in Middletown NY from our family. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Zenaida Am - Middletown, NY

“Our love and sincere sympathy on Ed's passing. We will continue to pray for your family. God Bless each of you. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Gloria & Tony Filippelli

“Dear Vamenta Family-I cannot express just how sad I've been since I heard about Ed having to suffer through lung cancer all this time, & now that he...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jill Heitmann - Garrison, NY

“Liz and family,I am so sorry for your loss. While I only knew Ed for several years he was a great person and I am sure he evolved into a caring...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Bryan Dehmler-Buckley - Denver, CO

“Manong Boy, Ate Ellen, kids, Liz, Adeline and JudeWe are deeply saddened for your great loss of Ed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Ron and Daisy Katz - Troy, MI

“Dear Liz, Jude, and Adeline - I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. Kathy Planeta Connors ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Connors - Medfield, MA

“Bern and family I'm so very sorry for your loss. God is watching over him now and he is at peace. Thinking of you - love Trish ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Trish Shakal - Wesrfield, NJ

“God bless you Ed. We love you and will miss you. You will always be in our prayers as well as Liz, Adeline and Jude. Our hearts are broken by your...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Rene Vamenta - Salem, VA - Family

“Liz, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Much love to you all! ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Victoria VanNederynen - Needham, MA

“Our deepest condolences to the family. Praying for the eternal repose of his soul. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Mario Mueco - Family

“The world has lost a shining star,Godspeed Eddie.From Theresa and a Robert Travis our heartfelt sympathy for your loss.There are no words . ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Theresa Travis - Fishkill, NY

“May God bless Ed's soul, and give strength to all of you as you go through this difficult moment. We were fortunate to come to know Ed, with his...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Patri and Wilfred Chilangwa - MA


Vamenta, Edward Cyprian, 47, of Westwood MA, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on July 2, 2019. Ed is survived by his wife, best friend and soulmate of 21 years, Elizabeth Traphagen, daughter Adeline, son Jude, parents Cipriano and Elena Vamenta, sisters Michelle Vamenta and Bernadette (Jeff) Pio, brother Justin (Riza) Vamenta, in-laws William and Sheila Traphagen, sisters-in-law Mary (Matt) Traphagen, Kathleen (Khalid) Traphagen, Sheila (Eoin) Traphagen, Ann Traphagen and many loving nieces and nephews and extended family. Edward was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to all.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St., WESTWOOD on Sunday July 7th from 3-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday morning July 8th at 10am in St. Margaret Mary Church, 845 High St., Westwood. Interment will be private.

Ed was raised in Garrison, NY and graduated high school from Millbrook School in 1990. He earned his BS from Boston College in 1994 and his MBA from Boston University in 2003. During Ed's first year of college, he met and fell in love with Liz and they were together from that day forward. Ed and Liz served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corp in the Pacific Northwest following college where they made numerous lifelong friends. Following his service, he worked in corporate finance in the healthcare and energy industries for many years, most recently with Atlantic Power Corp., where he served as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. However, Ed's most important position was that of a loving, devoted father and husband. Adeline and Jude were the light of Ed's life and spending time together was always his top priority. It's an understatement to say Ed loved the outdoors and sharing adventures with his family and friends. He enjoyed hiking, camping, cycling, skiing, snorkeling, traveling, ultimate frisbee, stunt kite flying, and most importantly, playing and coaching soccer. He was a passionate and beloved coach and board member for Westwood Youth Soccer for many years. Ed was also a talented musician, cook and writer. Although Ed's life was cut short by cancer, he was able to convey his talents and passions to his children and his light and love will always be the center of his family. Ed's warm smile, hearty laugh and positive energy will be missed by many. Please omit flowers and gifts. Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to the Vamenta Children's Education and Enrichment Fund for the benefit of Adeline and Jude. https://www.gofundme.com/f/udqd56-vamenta-children039s-education-and-enrichment-fund
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