December 14 2018,  Obituaries,  Peabody Obituaries

Edward W. Rhodes, Jr. – Obituary

Edward W. Rhodes, Jr.

At 91 years, of Peabody, died on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in the Kaplan Family Estates in Peabody after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Ruth M. (Clothier) Rhodes. Mr. Rhodes was the former owner of the Rhodes Funeral Home on Western Avenue and Ocean Street locations. He is survived by his son, Edward W. Rhodes III and his wife Gineen L. (Rae) Rhodes of Peabody and his daughter, Sheryl A. (Rhodes) Keen and her husband Edward “Ted” Keen of Plymouth, his grandchildren, Patrick R. Murphy of Florida, Cassandra M. Waterhouse and her husband Nicholas of Chicopee, MA, Kendra L. Rhodes of Peabody, Rachel Keen of Bridgewater, 3 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild. He also leaves a sister, Marilyn Wells of Florida. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, December 8 in the Solimine Funeral Home, Lynn. Donations may be made to the Carmelite Preschool, 5 Wheatland Street, Peabody, MA 01960; or the Boston North Cancer Association, P.O. Box 3153, Peabody, MA 01960, Guestbook at

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