Edward J. Triano, 87, of Chatham and Basking Ridge, NJ, passed away on October 28, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Church, 234 Southern Blvd., in Chatham on Friday, November 2nd at 10am. Interment will follow at St. Vincent Cemetery in Madison. Friends are invited to visit at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St. in Chatham on Thursday from 4 to 8p.
Born in Elizabeth, the son of Nicholas and Anna (Bellitti) Triano, Ed was raised in Linden and graduated from St. Mary’s High School (in Elizabeth). He had lived in Chatham for 27 years before moving to Basking Ridge in 1997. Ed received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Masters in Electrical Engineering from the Newark College of Engineers. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. An Electrical Engineer with RCA in Somerville, NJ, Ed retired in 1990 after 37 years of service. After retirement, he fulfilled his lifelong dream of opening a restaurant, The Madison Grill. Ed was a longtime parishioner at Corpus Christi and enjoyed running and gardening but what was most important was his family.
Ed was the beloved husband of 59 years to Katherine. He was the loving father of Edward, Jr. and his wife Susan, Elizabeth Benkoil, Charlene Charbonneau and her husband Thomas, Heather McCaffrey and her husband Michael, and Terence and his wife Valerie. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Chelsea, Tate, Timothy, Ryan, Kiernan, Meagan, Max, Madeleine, Grace, Michael, Owen, Charlie and Allison, his dear brothers, Richard Triano and his wife Kathy and Thomas Triano as well as many loving relatives. He is predeceased by his brothers, John, Nicholas, and Eugene. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s New Jersey, 425 Eagle Rock Ave., Suite 203, Roseland, NJ 07068.