LINCOLN and HUDSON – Edwin “Eddie” Leroy Niles II, 58, born Aug. 20, 1955, in Bangor, the son of Edwin and Virgie (Garnett). Niles entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Feb. 23, 2014, in Lincoln.
He enjoyed his times at Special Olympics competing for his medals. Eddie was known for his friendliness to everyone, greeting them with a smile and a handshake. Once Eddie met someone he never forgot them. He found chainsaws, four wheelers, and tractors fascinating. During the past 25 plus years he was involved with KFI at Lincoln making many friends there. On Mondays he made muffins to take to the Senior Citizens, he worked at the local food cupboard, attended the Wednesday night music jams where he enjoyed dancing. He attended church services on Sunday with his friend Joan Mulligan. His favorite haunt was McDonald’s where he had also worked for many years.
Eddie is survived by his mother, Virgie Niles of Hudson; brothers, Theo Bragdon of Bradford, and Dana Bragdon of Florida; sisters, Mrs. Francis “Nicola” Higgins of Charleston, and Phyllis McKay of Hudson; and two nephews and their wives, with whom Eddie shared a special bond, Stacy Higgins and his wife, Diane, and Adam Higgins and his wife, Gabrielle. He was predeceased by his father, Edwin L. Niles; and a brother-in-law, George McKay. Eddie will be sadly missed by his friend, Holly Bean and “special friend,” Danny both of Lincoln. Also to all the wonderful staff at KFI that served Eddie so well over the years. The family would like to extend a warm and grateful thank you to all of his present and past caretakers.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Bradford Baptist Church, 461 Main Road, Bradford, with Pastor Donald Booker officiating, Friends may call 2 p.m. until time of service. Relatives and friends are welcome to share in conversation and refreshments following the service in the church fellowship hall. Those who wish to remember Eddie in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Penobscot Area Special Olympics, 595 Village Road, Stetson, ME 04488. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.