Edward Wilbur

Edward Wilbur

Monday, January 25th, 2021

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Obituary for Edward W. "Ned" Wilbur Jr.

Edward “Ned” W. Wilbur Jr., 83, of Bristol, RI, passed away peacefully Monday, January 25, 2021, at home.

He was the husband of Jo-Ann F. (Rugg) Wilbur.

Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Edward W. and Gertrude (Dumoussaud) Wilbur.

Ned had lived in Barrington, RI, and moved to Bristol in 1964. He was a Graduate of Barrington High School, the University of Rhode Island and Northeastern University where he received a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. He was employed by SEACORP of Middletown, RI, as an engineering consultant after retiring from a 34-year career as an electrical engineer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI.

Ned was affiliated with the First Congregational Church in Bristol. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, automobile repair, playing the trombone, cooking, listening to John Williams music, and especially helping and supporting others. He always had a welcoming smile, hug and/or handshake for everyone he met.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Sheryl L. Floris, Kristine J. Langello and her husband John and Tracy J. Ukura, a sister, Caroline Savoie, and four grandchildren, Jaclyn Floris, Lane Ukura, Jonathan Floris, and Noah Ukura. He was also the brother of the late Stanton Wilbur, who passed away on January 21, 2021.

Memorial service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The East Bay Food Pantry and Thrift Store, 532 Wood Street, Bristol, RI 02809.

For information/online condolences, please visit

Arrangements are by Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, RI.

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Josephine E. Vierra

Josephine Vierra
Sorry for the loss of your father Kristine.
Comment | Posted at 11:25am via Condolence

Lisa Roderigues

With love and hugs,
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Paul E. Castro

Dear Mrs. Wilbur, Kristine, and family:
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. May your many happy memories of him bring you peace and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Comment | Posted at 09:54am via Condolence

Thomas Caito

Margaret and I are very sorry for your loss. As you remember Ned and I worked together as a team for several years. He was always professional and very helpful with his insight and knowledge. He will be missed.
Comment | Posted at 11:24am via Condolence

Richard Bianco

Ned was the interviewer who hired me 49 years ago. He told me about the RI landscape and what to be careful about before I had even accepted the job here.

When ever I had a question about anything I would go to Ned first. He would give me in-site into the problem that would allow me to solve the problem myself.

His loss will be always be felt.

Richard, Dick, Bianco
Comment | Posted at 05:41pm via Condolence

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