Edward Meadows Obituary, Death – Edward “Buddy” Meadows, age 81, of Baltic, passed away on Easter morning at Backus Hospital following a valiant struggle against Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). He was surrounded by his devoted family as he made his transition. On August 10, 1941, Buddy was brought into this world in New London. He was the son of Anastasia (McNichol), who passed away, and Claude Meadows, who also passed away.
After graduating from New London High School in 1960, Buddy joined the Connecticut National Guard immediately following his graduation from high school. After serving his time in the National Guard, he found work at Pfizer, Inc., first as a chauffeur and later as a foreman in the company’s shipping and receiving department. After retiring from Pfizer, Buddy found work as an escort driver at the Rose City Senior Center in Norwich. He worked there until he passed away.
In addition, he worked for the Norwich Bulletin as a driver who made deliveries throughout eastern Connecticut in the wee hours of the morning. Up until very recently, he worked as the Coordinator at the Sprague Senior Center. Since 2009, he has also served as the Municipal Agent for the Town of Sprague. In the year 2020, he opened a food pantry at the Sprague Senior Center for the people living in the surrounding area. He placed a high value on the older residents of Sprague, and he was the one who established the norm of providing assistance to those in need within his town.
Since relocating to the Town of Sprague, Buddy has been highly involved in the political life of the town. In the 1980s, he assumed the role of President of the Parent Teacher Organization at Sayles Elementary School. In addition to that, he served for numerous terms on the Board of Selectman as well as the Board of Education. Since 2011, he has been an active participant in the Republican Town Committee in Sprague.
In addition to his much-loved wife Geraldine (Kapteina), he is survived by his daughter Kelly (Meadows) Schenking, her husband Thomas, and their daughters Lindsay and Mallory; his son Michael Meadows, his wife Annalise, and grandson Trenton Meadows; his brother Ronald Meadows; his sister-in-law Elaine Meadows; his niece Dawn (Meadows) Guidetti and his nephew Todd Meadows. His only brother, Kenneth Meadows, who lived in New London, passed away before him.
The family of Buddy would like to express their deepest gratitude to the physicians, nurses, and staff at Backus Hospital in Norwich for the compassionate and expert care he received while he was unwell. Buddy was treated there during his illness. He passed away. Since July of last year, Buddy has received a large number of blood transfusions, and his family is grateful to all of those who have given blood to support him in his fight against cancer.