Cover photo for Edward A. MacPherson's Obituary
Edward A. MacPherson Profile Photo

Edward A. MacPherson

June 9, 1955 — March 28, 2024

Portsmouth, NH

Edward A. MacPherson

Edward A. Macpherson, 68, died peacefully on Thursday March 28th, 2024, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital following a brief illness. He was surrounded by loving family and friends. 

Raised in Peabody, MA, he was the son of the late Donald A. and Mary (Mendonca) Macpherson. He attended and graduated from the Peabody public schools. 

Eddie worked for several trucking companies, until he moved to New Hampshire. In 2000 he became employed with the Portsmouth School System until 2021 when he semi-retired. Because Eddie loved his school family, and all the children, he remained involved with the school until his passing.

Eddie spent the last 6 years alongside his loving companion, Denise, as well as their dog, Rudolph, and her horse, Evelyn. They would spend many afternoons feeding the birds at Rye Harbor. 

Eddie’s favorite pastime was wheelin’ and dealin’ used cars, lawn mowers, and snowblowers (and whatever else he could get his hands on). He enjoyed going to car shows, speedways, and flea markets. He loved his community and enjoyed helping those who were less fortunate. He lived his life at 100 miles an hour and was fondly known as “Fast Eddie” by all who loved him. 

He is survived by his daughter, Lisa, and her husband Daniel Romanovitz; 5 grandchildren, Chloe, Luci, Charlotte Wogan, Alyssa and Daniel Romanovitz Jr.; he was predeceased by grandson Zachary Wogan. He also leaves his brothers and sisters, Richard and his wife Marie Macpherson of Peabody, David and his wife Pamela Macpherson of Malden, Janice De’Merchant of Peabody predeceased by her husband Gary De’Merchant, Kathleen and her husband William Madden of Peabody, Cheryl A. Woods of Peabody predeceased by her husband Stephen A. Woods of Peabody, Patricia and her husband Tom Blake of Peabody, and he was predeceased by brother Donald A. Macpherson Jr.; 3 generations of loving nieces and nephews; and many friends around the North Shore and seacoast of New Hampshire. 

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on April 14th at 12 p.m. at Rye Harbor State Park, 1730 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH 03870, followed by a gathering at the New Franklin School, 1 Franklin Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801. In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations be made to: The Ed MacPherson Fund, New Franklin School, 1 Franklin Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Donations will go towards a tree in the school’s new outdoor classroom in his honor. The Cremation Society of NH is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information, please visit https://csnh.com/

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Edward A. MacPherson, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Memorial Service

Sunday, April 14, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rye Harbor State Park

1730 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH 03870

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Celebration of Life

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 796

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree