Edmund J. "Eb" Sly, Jr., 93, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at All American Assisted Living in Raynham on Monday, January 25, 2021. He was the husband of the late Winifred F. (Malvey) Sly. Son of the late Edmund and Anna (Desmond) Sly, he was born and raised in Stoughton and graduated from Stoughton High School. Eb was a Seaman 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy and a Veteran of World War II then was a Private 1st Class in the U.S. Army and a Veteran of the Korean War. He was a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years before retiring many years ago. He was a member of the American Legion Post 89 in Stoughton and was an avid Boston sports fan.
Eb is survived by his sons, Edward Sly and his wife Gail, Stephen Sly and his wife Cathy and Thomas Sly and his late wife Debi all of Bridgewater and Daniel Sly and his wife Sherry of Rehoboth. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Ann Sly. He was the brother of Robert Sly of Easton and the late Marie Crean and Francis Sly. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, funeral services are private. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton. Donations in Edmund's memory may be made to the D.A.V. – Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.