South Dennis – Edward Allan Markey, 86, died peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 after a short illness. A resident of South Dennis, he had formerly resided in Marlborough and Southborough.
Allan is survived by his loving wife, Judith (Ramelli) Markey of South Dennis; his daughter, Erica A. Markey of Southborough; his sons, Mark Bonin and Bryan Bonin, both of Marlborough, and Jeffrey Bonin of Spencer; his daughters, Kimberley (Bonin) McCaffrey and her husband Michael of Naples, Fla. and Cape Cod and Heidi (Bonin) Mazzeo and her husband Frank of Clinton; and his grandsons, Jason Bonin and his wife Angeline of California and Casey and Mitchell Granese of California, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Charles Markey and Catherine Forrest, and the father-in-law of the late Phyllis Bonin.
Born in Marlborough, Allan was the son of the late Charles and Cora (Woodworth) Markey. A graduate of Marlborough High School, class of 1947, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Seer as a radio operator and saw duty in Florida, Cuba, and Italy. After returning in 1954, he began 30 years of employment at Hemphill Drilling and Blasting, where he worked as a demolition expert.
Allan was a member of the United Brethren Lodge of Marlborough, a proud member of the Shriners of North America and the Aleppo Shriners, and a former member of the Marlborough Country Club.
He enjoyed his loving family, spending time at his home on Cape Cod and wintering in Naples, Fla., as well as reading his daily paper, non-fiction and historical articles. He will be sorely missed by his many friends and family and especially his grand-dogs, Foxy and LuLu Markey.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, Oct. 23, from 4-7 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral service will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson Street, Marlborough.
Donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.