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Edwin L. Sisson 1941-2021

On February 9, 2021 Edwin Leonard Sisson, 79, of Norwalk, CT passed away peacefully at Connecticut Hospice. The son of Edwin and Clara Sisson, Ed was born in Unadilla, New York on October 23, 1941. He grew up in Unadilla and graduated from Unadilla Central School in 1961. He later enlisted in the army where he served in the Vietnam war and was honorably discharged in 1966. After leaving the army, Ed attended SUNY Delhi and graduated in 1969 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked for the State of Connecticut DOT before retiring in 2002 after 29 years. He enjoyed his job and loved telling his children about all of the places he surveyed. Ed loved his family. He leaves behind two children and a grandchild- his son Edwin Danielak and son-in-law Jason; his daughter Jennifer Carney and son-in-law Steven, and his grandson Chase. He also had a wife Sumin and stepson Yang, both of whom moved back to China several years prior to his passing.

Ed loved spending time with his family. He adored his grandson and enjoyed playing with him and going for walks together. He also loved going to see his relatives in New York, and looked forward to attending their annual family reunion every year. He was very interested in genealogy and spent lots of time looking into the Sisson family history and finding long lost relatives. He would get so excited every time he found a new relative and would tell his daughter all about it. Ed was also an active member of his church community, often leading weekly prayer groups. He always helped out with church social activities and was well-known by his church family for his delicious pies. He had a passion for learning, and was especially interested in learning to speak Mandarin and finding out new facts about Chinese culture. He taught English to non English speakers and loved learning their languages in return. He also enjoyed traveling, often visiting China with his wife. Ed had an extremely kind and generous nature- he was always the first to offer help to anyone in need. He will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives he touched with his caring and generosity.

Due to the pandemic, services for Ed are being held off until the summer, at which time a mass will be held at the Cornerstone Community Church in Norwalk, CT. There will also a burial of his ashes in Unadilla, NY. Anyone that wishes to be updated about the services can contact his daughter Jennifer via email at

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