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Edwin N. Cady, Jr.

December 21, 1937 ~ January 22, 2022 (age 84)

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Edwin N Cady Jr passed peacefully, January 22.  Ed was born 12/21/37 in Brooklyn and was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Ann M (Colgan) Cady, his parents, Edwin N Cady Sr and Florence (Antsey) Cady/Carlson, his brother, William Cady and granddaughter, Sarah Cady.

Left to honor his legacy are his sons, Edwin N Cady lll, his wife Julie, Kevin C Cady, his wife Tara, their daughter Tekla, granddaughter Rebecca Cady, and his sisters Beverly Johnson, Judy Brown, nieces and nephews, and friend Bonnie Bradley.

A proud former Marine, Ed is Nationally known as the King of Barns for his lifelong passion of saving old barns and preserving our vanishing landscape.  Ed had a vision while living on Long Island, to move away from traditional building materials and techniques to repurpose old wood into beautiful structures.  His work has been featured multiple times in Architectural Digest, Rizolli Publishing, AP, numerous other magazines and newspapers, as well as on National TV.  His company, East Coast Barn Builders, has done projects for celebrities, a Governor, an NBA owner, ambassador, people involved in publishing, high end business and fashion, and movie stars, earning him the nickname, “Barn Builder To The Stars”.  Most customers became lifelong friends.

A natural leader, it was often joked that Ed went right from kindergarten to boss school.  He was the funniest, toughest, but most compassionate person you could expect to meet.  He worked hard and played hard, he lived life on his terms.  Many people have said they were a better person for knowing him.  He has been known to say he builds men, and he sure did.

An avid NASCAR fan, Dale Earnhardt was his favorite driver.  He also loved the NY Giants and Yankees.

Memorial donations may be made to Roxbury Fire Department 27 North St. Roxbury, CT 06783, and/or Roxbury Ambulance, PO Box 94, Roxbury, CT 06783.

A graveside service took place Thursday January 27, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Roxbury Center Cemetery.  Munson Lovetere Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements. To leave an online condolence please visit

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Graveside Service
January 27, 2022

1:00 PM
Roxbury Center Cemetery


Roxbury Ambulance Association
27 North Street PO Box 94, Roxbury CT 06783

Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department
27 North Street, Roxbury CT 06783
Tel: 1-860-354-5921

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