Edward Cunningham

  • Born: September 26, 1927
  • Died: April 13, 2016
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Cate & Johnson Funeral Home

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Manchester, NH 03104

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Edward “John” Cunningham, 88, of Manchester, NH, passed away April 13, 2016 at his residence.

John was born September 26, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a son of Edward & Edith (Beatty) Cunningham and had been a NH resident since 1972.

Prior to retirement, John was employed with the AIG Company for 47 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served on the USS Leyte during World War II.

John was a very kind and gentle soul whose family was at the center of his life.

Family includes his wife of 61 years, Eleanor (Stoehr) Cunningham; three children, Denise Merrill and her late husband, Bob, Craig Cunningham and his wife, Jeannie and Keith Cunningham and his wife, Julie; four grandchildren, Rebecca, Andrew, Ryan and Megan; two brothers, James Cunningham and the late Ralph Cunningham; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the convenience of family. Burial will take place at the NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH.

Memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of one’s choice.

Cate & Johnson Funeral Service of Manchester is directing arrangements.

Family and friends may visit CateJohnson.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sad to see this in the paper. Mr. Cunningham was the sweetest patient. Peace to you my friend and may the beautiful memories you have left to those lucky enough to know you lessen the pain we are all feeling.

Posted by Dyana - NH   April 18, 2016

Dear Eleanor and Family,

On behalf of the Merrimack Senior Citizen Club we offer our condolences on the passing of John. He was a longtime member of the Club while in Merrimack and

a loyal supporter of the Club. He volunteered many times for our annual fair and always had a smile for everyone. He was "Mr Cunningham" to me and always said

just John. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Irene and Wayne Jenness

Posted by Irene Jenness    April 17, 2016

Love and our prayers to all our cousins and their families. All our love to Aunt Eleanor. WE are sorry for loss. you all are in our prayers.

Posted by Sherri Sue ( Stoehr) Wilcox    April 17, 2016

Oh my, so sorry. I had missed sending out Christmas cards last year and called to find out your address last Monday, to send a card.  Then I happened to look online for my husband's friend's arrangements today, and saw the terrible news. :(( Talk about synchronicity...Yes, he was the kindest man I ever knew. He watched out for me like a dad at work. We met while working at AIG in 1983.  I lived in Derry and met up with Craig? through a mutual friend 10 yrs ago and my daughter, Alisha, may have babysat the kids one night.  My heart is heavy, sending prayers to Eleanor, and all of the family.  I didn't see the services info, I will check back. With Love, Patty.

Posted by Patricia Hamm    April 16, 2016

ohh, i'm so sorry for your mom and all of you.  he was such a gentle soul.  my memory of your dad is that he would always get down to my level (when i was little)  and speak softly.  he was, in my mind a soft pace to land"i think he must have been a great dad.  a man to be remembered. talk of him with the grandkids so he will live on.  my love to aunt eleanor

Posted by debbie (stoehr) krause    April 15, 2016