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Edward Charles Hibbard Sr., 69, a native of Winchendon, Mass., and a Gloucester resident since 1977, went to be with his Lord and Savior, on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.

He was a Vietnam vet and retired from the USPS in 2010. He served the Lord as a deacon and choir member. He loved the Lord and believed in serving through his family, church family and the community around them.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Carol L. Hibbard. He is also survived by his loving children, Edward C. Hibbard Jr. and his wife Christy, Kevin P. Hibbard and wife Beckie, Phillip T. Hibbard and his wife Valery, and Laurel K. Marseilles and her husband Mike; sister, Catherine Niemann; brothers, Robert Hibbard, Walter Hibbard, and Francis Hibbard, and four grandchildren.

The family received friends at Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, from 6:30-8 p.m. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Petsworth Baptist Church by the Rev. Tom Cohick. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, P.O. Box 46, Ware Neck, Va. 23178.

Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory, Gloucester, was in charge of arrangements.