Edmond J. Ciosek – Cumberland

Edmond J. Ciosek – Cumberland

Edmond J. Ciosek, 77, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at home.

Affectionately known as Ed, he was the only son of the late Edmond & Mary (Groch) Ciosek.

Ed met the light of his life, his beautiful Laurie Jean Ciosek (McDevitt) and they were married for 38 years and together they created a beautiful family. Ed was adored by his two sons, Stephen and Phillip August, his daughter Arianna Servant, her husband, Tim Servant, of Attleboro Falls, Mass., and their children Edelman and Teverly.

From an early age, Ed was a very dedicated student and became a lifelong learner. After attending St. Patrick School in Valley Falls, he went on to graduate from Cumberland High School in 1961. Ed then attended Dean Junior College (1963) and continued his education at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, graduating in 1966. After proudly serving in the United States Army (Honorable Discharge - 1972), Ed would later go on graduate with honors from Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, Mich.) in 1973, attaining his Master’s of Social Work.

After his graduation, Ed proudly served the state of Rhode Island in social work at the Department of Human Services. Always wanting to make a positive impact on people’s lives, he also moonlighted as a psychiatric social worker at Family Services on the East Side of Providence as well as with Attleboro Mental Health. Upon retiring from the state, and up until his passing, he was still a licensed LICSW and continued to work as a clinical social worker specialist at Community Care Alliance in Woonsocket, R.I. Having almost 50 years of diverse experiences, especially in clinical social work, helping his clients was a passion, something he truly loved that fueled him throughout his life.

At home, Ed loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. The Ciosek family enjoyed many annual family vacations to Maine, where walking on Ogunquit Beach was a much-loved family time; as well as trips out west, always stopping in Las Vegas, Nev., for added adventures. Ed also was known for his legendary Friday night trips to Foxwoods, enjoying shows and the casino, enjoying the roulette wheels and sometimes even coming home a winner.
Ed had an acute awareness of the importance of a life well lived with the ones you love most. Of all the people’s lives Ed touched both personally and professionally, his most proud achievement in life was marrying Laurie Jean and raising their beautiful family together.

Ed will be greatly missed, and always loved by his family, his friends and those he served in the community.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to Ed's Life Celebration to be held with visiting hours on Friday, April 30, at 10 a.m. in the St. Aidan Church, 1460 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Burial with full military honors will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Mental Health Association, 107 S. West St., Suite 779, Alexandria, VA 22314.

To view the online memorial, visit www.jjduffyfuneralhome.com.