Calling Hours Set For 17-Year-Old Justin Edwards, Palmer Grad Died Unexpectedly Saturday

Friends coping with grief on Facebook and with other social media.



Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break. ~ William Shakespeare


And speak they are, the friends of Justin, on his Facebook and theirs, sharing memories and their grief. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Justin’s family.

Justin Edwards, who passed away unexpectedly Saturday. Justin, 17, was presented the Montville Marvel award for being a role model for other students. Yesterday grief counseling was available at Montville High School. Friends and fellow students that need to talk should reach out to Montville High School Dr. Theodore Phillips, Director of School Counseling, at 860-848-1285, ext. 1 or email him at  tphillips@montvilleschools.org.


From Justin’s obituary


Justin Thomas Edwards was born in Norwich, on Nov. 19, 1994, and he entered into eternal peace with his God on July 14, 2012. 

He graduated from Montville High School on June 8, 2012. He was baptized on July 7, 2012, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church. His first and only job was at Dunkin Donuts, West Main St., Norwich, and was known to make the best cup of coffee in town!

Justin loved playing football, riding his bike, hunting, fishing, just "chillin" with friends, and hanging out at the pool with his mom (trying to be as tan as her). He was a mentor and friend to so many and helped those who were in need and hurting.

Justin leaves behind his mother, Sue Edwards; father, Mark Edwards; his sister, Katelynn Edwards; and his paternal grandparents, Thomas and Janet Edwards. He also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his beloved "Grandma" Rose Boumenot, grandpa, Ort Mortoro; and uncle, Thomas A. Boumenot. He is also predeceased by his beloved best friend, Buck (his dog). 

Family and friends may visit from 5 to 7 p.m on Thursday at Church and Allen Funeral Home, 53 Norwich New London Turnpike, Uncasville.

Kelly C. July 18, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Justin touched alot of people in life. I know he did to me. I had the privelage of knowing him since childhood through his mom at work. I recently ran into him again years later, and am so glad that I had the chance to chat with him when I could. I always told him that no would could have asked for a finer young man for a son than him. He was liked by his co workers, friends, and eveyone else who was lucky enough to know him.I was happy to call him a friend. Justin, you will be missed sorley. You left a great impression in my mind for sure. I can't imagine what your family is feeling at this time. May time heal their pain. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. God needed an angel and he called you home my friend. You are safe and free at last. Rest Easy my friend!!
Lisa Mileski July 18, 2012 at 11:35 AM
My heart breaks for you, Sue. I am so sorry.
Elaine Wax July 20, 2012 at 06:27 PM
So terribly sorry for your loss of what everyone who knew him as a fine young man. What could take a vibrant young person in their prime of life?I did not know him, but I wish I did.
Deone December 06, 2012 at 02:35 PM
R.I.P Justin i miss you with all my heart i think about you everyday there's not a day that gos by without me wishing you were still here you experienced a lot but not everything so as long I'm still here I'm gonna live this life not only for me but for you to i love you Justin R.I.P
Ellyn Santiago December 06, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Thanks for sharing that beautiful comment, Deone.


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