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Obituary: Edward Alan Dermody

Edward Alan Dermody

Edward Alan Dermody “Big Ed,” 78, of Preston Hollow, passed away on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at his home.

Edward was born in Kingston, NY, to the late Edward and Elsie (Finch) Dermody on Dec. 6, 1943. He was raised in Kingston and attended Kingston High School.

Ed owned and operated his own flooring company (Ed’s Carpet Service) for over 50 years. He had a passion for woodworking and could always be found at his home woodshop making furniture, bird houses, dog houses and all sorts of wood projects.

Ed had a wicked sense of humor and could always be found sporting his rainbow Crocs and T-shirts with sarcastic quotes. He was always planning his next tattoo even though he was quickly running out of space to put them!

Edward is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Marie Dermody. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Brian (Kim) Dermody; their sons, Nicholas and Zachary. Daughter Traci (Brian) Kane, their daughters; Brittani Kane (C.K.), and Erin Kane (Stretch), and her fiancé, Daniel Conlon. Ed leaves behind his beloved “Fur kids” Miss Molly and Mr. Dexter. In addition to Ed’s parents he is predeceased by three brothers — James, Donald and William.

Calling hours are Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 1-3 p.m. at A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville, NY 12083. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m., followed by private cremation.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607. Condolence page is available at

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