Peacefully and into the arms of Jesus, Cecilia passed away with her family by her side on May 31, 2013 at 98 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Addison Edwin (1971). Dear mother of Margaret and husband Joseph Lapain, Bill and Michelle Burling, Ed and Gloria Burling, Ann Burling, Anita Burling, and Mary Jean and husband Alan Ferriss. Treasured grandmother of 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and one Great-great-grandchild. Dearest sister of Virginia Tapper and the late Mildred Jennings, Bertha Stamp and Alfred Everson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Cecilia was a devoted Catholic Lady. She was a longtime member of the Holy Name of Jesus Church and a lifetime member of the CWL. Cecilia was  named the Citizen of the year – Essex in 2008. She was a longtime member of the Ladies Auxillary – R.C.L # 201 –Essex. Cecilia is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Sunday and Monday from 2-9 p.m. R.C.L. Branch 201 – Ladies Auxillary Service Sunday 7 p.m. CWL and Parish Prayers Monday at 3 p.m. On Tuesday, friends are invited to meet the family after 9 a.m. at the Holy Name of Jesus Church (146 Talbot St. S., Essex) followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. You may send your condolences on Cecilia’s Tribute Wall at


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