Obituary for Edward Petit
PETIT Edward (Ted) Haviland Petit, III passed away unexpectedly on June 10, 2011 at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT. Edward is survived by his loving wife Kristen, (Cocco); children Jemma 10, Mae 8, Edward Haviland IV (Teddy) 7 and Andrew 5 of Newtown, CT; his parents Edward H. and Jane Petit of Scituate, MA.; sisters Elizabeth of NY, NY; Brianne of Marblehead, MA; brother James of Somerville, MA; nieces Verity, Mia and Ella; In-laws Phillip and Kathleen Cocco of Marshfield, MA; brothers and sister in-laws Phillip, James and Jen, and Liza Cocco; aunts, numerous cousins and countless friends. Born in Boston, MA, Edward was raised in Scituate, MA where he attended Scituate High School and was active in varsity football and Boy Scouts, ultimately earning the rank Eagle Scout. Ed graduated from Babson College and continued his education at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where he graduated with an MBA, concentration in Finance. He had a long career in the financial industry and over the years worked at Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, A. Webster Dougherty; finally establishing himself as the Manager, Business Development at a hedge fund where he had his greatest professional success, substantially increasing the assets under management and raising the profile of the firm in the industry. He was a frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences, and is well known throughout the financial community. Ed had a great love of life: music, sailing, sports, following his beloved Tar Heels. Enjoying summers in Maine, he will always be remembered for his loyalty, steadfastness and a man devoted to his family. Friends may call Thursday June 16, 2011 in St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday June 17, 2011 at 11 am in St. Rose of Lima Church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to a college fund for his children and a scholarship fund to be set up in his name may be made to: RBC Wealth Management, for the Benefit of the Edward H. Petit III Fund, 2 Portland Square, 5th floor, Portland, ME 04101. Funeral Arrangements are in care of the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown.