Edward B. Lopes
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Rockport - Edward B. Lopes, 87, of Rockport, husband of Margaret A. (Courant) Lopes, passed away on September 17, 2019.
Edward was born in Gloucester, MA on June 30, 1932 and was the son of the late Frank and Louise (Souza) Lopes.
Ed overcame a challenging childhood to become First National employee of the century, master real estate broker, antique dealer extraordinaire, chief local art connoisseur, expert horticulturist and chairman of the Dock Square bench sitters association. He loved to cruise around Cape Ann telling stories and knew every street from his cab-driver days. He knew pretty much everybody, never forgetting a face, and would do anything to help a friend.
He is survived by his wife Margaret, daughter, Amy, her partner, Chris, son Jeff and wife Diane, son, Chris and partner, Amanda, brother, Bobby, grandchildren Nick, Jeff and wife Nikki, Jenna and husband, Tony, Ishalo, and Seren, and great-grandchildren, Audrey, Evelyn, Remi, Stella, Jayce, and Cash, who all love and miss him very much.
He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Billy, Kenny, and Leslie, and sisters Evelyn and Dorothy.
His visiting hours will be held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m. His burial will be held privately. Online condolences may be given at:
www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 20, 2019

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Ronnie Roberts
Sep 27, 2019
To the Lopes family: I first met Ed at National Butchers on Main st.many many yrs.ago,I believe he had a Mercedes coupe circa 1960's he was selling real estate at the time, would see him weekly at Stop n Shop and many Sundays at Todd Farm in Rowley, always a true gentleman and very knowledgeable in many areas, he will be missed by all that knew him.Ronnie Roberts
Judy and Jim Morrison
Sep 27, 2019
Ed was a very special person. My husband and I rented his adorable little "lobster Pot" cabin on Norwood Ave for 5 years.. He was so interesting, knowledgeable, and funny. We sure enjoyed our talks. He had such a sense of humor.. Ed you will be sorely missed. If I can only pass along all your thoughtfulness...We will miss you..!!
Sal Baldassano
Sep 27, 2019
Strength and Solace Spray was purchased for the family of Edward B. Lopes by Sal Baldassano.  Send flowers
Lawrence Couurant
Sep 26, 2019
Heartfelt Memories was purchased for the family of Edward B. Lopes by Lawrence Couurant.  Send flowers
Dottee Todd
Sep 21, 2019
Our family is truly saddened by the passing of our dear friend "Ed". We first met him 20 years ago at Todd Farm and quickly became fast friends with him and Margaret.
On a personal note, about 10 years ago I needed to purchase a food trailer for the flea market and located one up in Vermont. Ed and Margaret made the trip with us, I purchased it . However, we somehow made a wrong turn and arrived home well after midnight. They still had to drive to Rockport. What friends they have been! Then Ed voluntarily helped me every Sunday of the season for years although there were times I came close to getting a "pink slip". We love you, Eddie!
Jason Courant
Sep 21, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Edward B. Lopes by Jason Courant.  Send flowers
Leslie Silva
Sep 20, 2019
So sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Eddie. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
John and Jan Courant
Sep 20, 2019
Sending our love and deepest sympathy to sister Margaret, niece Amy, and nephews Chris and Jeff. Ed was an extraordinary man, like a brother, and we will miss him and fondly remember him always.