It brought great sadness to The Messenger office recently, upon hearing news of the passing of Mr. Edward A. Eagan, Jr., a man who brought great energy and passion to his life's work, which included the previous 10 years as Ludlow's Chamber of Commerce director.
Born April 11, 1942 in Springfield, Mr. Eagan graduated from Green Mountain Union High School in Chester and later attended college in Connecticut.
After marrying Patricia Judd in 1967, Mr. Eagan served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and also served two tours of duty in Vietnam.
Edward was an innovative entrepreneur early on in his life, working in television and satellite communications for many years.
Later, Mr. Eagan would become Ludlow's Chamber of Commerce director, a position he held for 10 years. Mr. Eagan very much enjoyed fly fishing and was most recently a teacher of the craft at Hawk Mountain Resort.
Mr. Eagan is survived by his wife of North Springfield, son Aaron Eagan of Gainsville, FL and a granddaughter.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156; or to the "Let's Go Fishing" program at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, 103 South Main St., Waterbury, VT 05671-0501.