08.19.21

Edward Thomas Biondi

Edward Thomas Biondi, 63 died August 19, 2021. He was born in New York City son of the late Carol LaBrecque and Joseph Biondi. He was also predeceased by his siblings, William Biondiand Carol North. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sheila Greenstein and children Kyle (Hannah) and Nora Greenstein Biondi of Austin, TX. He had lived in North Haven for 28 yearsand more recently had been a resident of Onset, MA and Austin, TX. Ed was employed by Nationwide Insurance for more than 30 years, most recently as Claims Quality Assurance Attorney. Ed loved music: listening, live shows and playing guitar. Family meant everything to him-his nuclear, extended and the family of friends he created.

FUNERAL SERVICES HAVE BEEN RECHEDULED FOR MONDAY AT 2:00pm at Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Rd. Hamden. Proof of vaccination and masks required.

Livestream link: https://cmihamden.org/livestream.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s name can be made to Congregation Mishkan Israel, Columbus House, Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, Halfway Home Rescue or the charity of your choice. The Weller Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Sarah B Greenblatt said,

    08.20.21 at 5:40 am

    Dear Sheila –

    My sincere condolences to you and your family. May Ed’s memory always be a blessing for all who knew him. I will remember him with smiles for sure.

    Love – Sarah

  2. Elyse and Paul Novak said,

    08.20.21 at 8:31 am

    Dear Shelia

    Paul and I are so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. May his memory be a comfort and a blessing.

    Love, Elyse and Paul

  3. Douglas Taylor said,

    08.20.21 at 9:28 am

    Dear Shelia,

    We are so sorry to hear of the untimely passing of Ed. We want to wish you and your family our sincere condolences.

    Doug and Lesa Taylor

  4. Phyllis Grenet said,

    08.20.21 at 9:58 am

    Sheila and family. My sincerest sympathies on the sudden loss of your husband and father. Know I am thinking of you.Phyllis

  5. Glenn Thompson said,

    08.20.21 at 11:03 am

    Such a shock. Will miss you my friend. Thoughts and prayers are with Kyle, Nora and Sheila. RIP Ed.

  6. Dave Smith said,

    08.20.21 at 12:35 pm

    I’m an utterly devastated in hearing this news. In high school Ed and I had such great deep spirited conversations…a brilliant guy…… decades later we caught up on Facebook. His comedy pieces were hilarious. I looked forward to them each day…I will miss them.
    Dave Smith class of ’76

  7. Gary Mezzi said,

    08.20.21 at 3:24 pm

    Dear Sheila,

    My wife Michelle and I send our deepest condolences on Ed’s passing. He was a beautiful soul, and an incredible music lover. Ed came to quite a few of my gigs, and I always appreciated his support for live music. He and I could talk music for hours. We last saw him at Cafe Nine just a couple months ago, and he was so excited about the move to Austin. We’re so sorry, and we’ll miss him greatly.

  8. Gary Mezzi said,

    08.20.21 at 3:24 pm

    Dear Sheila,

    My wife Michelle and I send our deepest condolences on Ed’s passing. He was a beautiful soul, and an incredible music lover. Ed came to quite a few of my gigs, and I always appreciated his support for live music. He and I could talk music for hours. We last saw him at Cafe Nine just a couple months ago, and he was so excited about the move to Austin. We’re so sorry, and we’ll miss him greatly.

  9. Jim and Sharon Daly said,

    08.20.21 at 4:37 pm

    I worked with Ed at Nationwide in the Branford CT office. I discovered later on another connection, as a good friend of ours was Ed’s cousin, John Kavanagh. The last time we saw Ed was at a gathering after John’s funeral.

    Ed was whip-crack smart, good-natured, a skilled musician, family man, and a great conversationalist. We were in different areas in the claims department, but occasionally we would have to confer on things. He was knowledgeable, experienced and patient in conveying the finer points of legal issues. He was a truly nice person who was considerate of others.

    Our sincere condolences to Shiela and family on the loss of Ed.

  10. Ruth Tarquino said,

    08.20.21 at 6:35 pm

    Dear Sheila and family,

    My sincere condolences on the loss of your husband and father.

    I know your faith and beautiful memories will help during this difficult time.

  11. Maureen Sergei said,

    08.21.21 at 5:58 am

    Dear Sheila and family,

    Rick and I are so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing.
    I will always remember his smile and how much fun you two would have at Muddy Cove while floating in the water.

    Our sincere condolences.

    Maureen and Rick

  12. Judy Lhamon said,

    08.21.21 at 5:45 pm

    Dear Sheila. My deepest sympathy to you at Ed’s untimely passing.
    While I did not know him personally, I saw you together at several commemorative services at Temple Mishkan Israiel, and I know he was a strong supporter of Sheila’s work at Experience Corps. May your strong faith and family and friends be of some comfort at this incredibly sad time.

    Judy L.

  13. Ladies from Experience Corp said,

    08.27.21 at 3:31 pm

    Hello Sheila,we are so sorry to hear about your husband,and wanted to let you know that you have our condolences,and your family is in our prayers.Please take care, Grace,Zoe,Jayne,Mrs Mildred,Mrs Shirley.

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