Edward C. Langley NORTHFIELD — Edward Corley Langley, 82, died peacefully on March 6, 2019. He was born in Burlington, Vermont on September 23,1936 , the only child of Rena Elizabeth Corley and Paul Menard Langley. He was named after his grandfather Edward B. Corley, the Burlington City Clerk during the 1930’s. He graduated from Brunswick High School and Hebron Academy before attending Norwich University and graduating in 1960, which, in turn, would shape much of his life. Upon entering the Army as a 2/LT, he served throughout the United States, Korea and Vietnam reaching the rank of Major and receiving many commendations and awards. He returned to Norwich for his last assignment to serve as an Assistant Commandant. After his time at Norwich, he became the Director of Vermont Historic Sites. He went on to became an auditor with the Auditors of Accounts for the State of Vermont. Several years later he transferred to the Department of Transportation from which he retired. Ed was heavily involved with all things Norwich. Being an avid swimmer, he coached at the University, as well as the youth swim team in Northfield. He would spend many years officiating for the collegiate swim events. He was instrumental in developing the present standards for collegiate rules of officiating swim meets in New England. He took tickets at the football and hockey games, volunteered as a driving service for over 650 students who had doctor appointments out of town, and was a constant supporter for student athletes. He was often seen walking his beloved dog around the campus or driving around town with his identifying license plate “NU60”. Ed was also involved with many organizations. He delivered Meals on Wheels, served in several capacities at St. John’s Catholic Church, helped with the Northfield Saving Bank Labor Day Races, and the Corporate Cup Challenge. He served as a judge for the Labor Day Parade for many years. He, along with his wife and their good friends, Pat and Ted Nelson, were honored by being elected Grand Marshals of the parade several years ago. Ed was a voracious reader and an avid gardener. His love for his community, Norwich and his family can only be matched by his love of the Norwich Woman’s Rugby Team. He served as their #1 fan, traveling with them and supporting them for many years. Ed will be missed for his incredible sense of humor, enthusiastic story telling, his impeccable service to our country, his family and Norwich University. He leaves behind his beloved wife of over 60 years, Karlene, his sons Michael (Doreen) and William (Michele); his daughters Susan (Paul) and Karen (Tom); seven grandchildren, Ashley, Kelly Jessica, Kelsey, Patricia, Tyler and Joe; three great grandchildren, Jacqueline, Dane and Elijah; and his dog Jack. Calling hours will be held at Kingston Funeral Home on Friday, March 15 from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. A service will be held on Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Northfield with a reception following at Crawford Hall on the Norwich Campus. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alumni Association for the benefit of the Norwich University Woman’s Rugby Team, a cause closest to his heart, Norwich University Alumni Association, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663.

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My thoughts and prayers to Ed's family. He will be missed by the Norwich Community and by the Northfield Community. May he rest in peace.


Ed was such a fixture & friend; his visits in my office to chat,reminisce, share a story (or a joke) always welcome. His passion for Norwich was exceeded only by his love for family. I shall miss our conversations, miss his presence behind us at the hockey games, and miss his ever-growing & always different Christmas Village displays in his & Karlene's dining room. I will also fondly recall seeing Ed & "Jack" out and about on their frequent visits.

Prayers & thoughts to those he leaves behind now that his final journey is complete.


I first met Ed at Aubuchon Hardware in Northfield. He and his wife came in during the summer and he was sporting his white "golfing" hat. He told me a joke while we were looking for what they came into the store for and at the moment I knew that everytime they came in I'd have to wait on them. We shared many laughs and jokes over the years. I ran into Ed a year or so ago, at the mall of all places, it was like no time had passed right into joke mode we went. He was wearing that white "golf" hat.
To Ed's family know that he will be missed greatly and by many who knew him. I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Rest easy my friend. Keep 'em in stitches up there. Your friend, Rosie (from Aubuchon Hardware).


Our condolences to Karlene and family for your loss of Ed.


Ron and Mary Jane Rup

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