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Edna (Dalton) Hoffman

September 6, 1945 — July 19, 2020

Edna was from Reading and grew up on Brook Street. As a young girl she loved sports and hanging out with childhood friends. She married at 20 and left Reading only to return years later as a young widow to the late James Hoffman. She was also the Mother to Lisa Cummings and Grammy to Miah Cummings, her only grandchild.

Edna spent her later years living in Tewksbury while she worked at the Tewksbury State Hospital. She then retired. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading and always helping her neighbors. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and warm heart.

Edna enjoyed dancing and music with friends back in her day as she listened to many genres. She was always with her brother "Butch" and friends, they are together again now in peace. She will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews, older sibling and dear friends.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Edna's family on Thursday, August 20th 5-7 pm at the Doherty - Barile Family Funeral Home, 11 Linden Street READING. in Reading. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, August 21st at 12:30 pm the Forest Glen Cemetery.

A mercy meal is to follow at Kitty's. Family and friend are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donations in memory of Edna to the American Cancer Society.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden St, Reading, MA 01867

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