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Edward Rauscher


Edward Rauscher, 86, formerly of Argilla Road, Ipswich, the loving husband of the late Barbara (Ewing) Rauscher, died peacefully Thursday, July 29, 2021 of natural causes.

Ed was born on August 13, 1934 in Beverly, son of the late Frederick L. and Matilda (Wells) Rauscher and was raised in Hamilton. At the age of eleven Ed was taken in by the Feltis family, following the passing of his father and his mother two years previous.  He attended Hamilton High School, where he played football and enjoyed acting in school plays. Upon graduation from high school, Ed joined the United States Navy to ‘see the world’ and was stationed in Brooklyn Navy yard until his medical discharge for Scarlett and Rheumatic fever.  In 1957 he joined the Ipswich Police Force, a career that lasted thirty-seven years and filled him with great joy. 

Ed was a longtime member of the Ascension Memorial Church, John T. Heard Masonic Lodge AF&AM and a Shriner for over sixty years. He gladly served for a time as the outreach lead for John T. Heard lodge, giving comfort and support to fellow Masons and their families at times of illness and death.  He enjoyed golfing, boating in Ipswich and surrounding environs on his 18-foot powerboat the “Seafox,’and visiting his sister Jean and family in Utah and his brother Bill and family in Florida.

Ed and Barbara will fondly be remembered for hosting raucous family cookouts and holiday parties they so enjoyed.

Ed is survived by three daughters and a son, Deborah Chittick of Beverly, Brenda D’Alelio of Ipswich, Rebecca Vogt and her husband Mark of Camden, ME, and Edward Rauscher and his wife Casey Madinger of Ipswich; four grandchildren, Adam Chittick and his wife Amanda of Oakdale, CT, Matthew Chittick and his wife Katie of Reading, Stephanie Tanguay and her husband Dan of Haverhill, and Hayden Vogt of Camden, ME; six great grandchildren, Brady and Cooper Chittick both of Oakdale, CT, Matthew Jr. and Benjamin Chittick both of Reading, Izzy and Noah Tanguay both of Haverhill, and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his wife Barbara, he was predeceased by two brothers, Bill Rauscher of FL and Fred Rauscher of OH, two sisters, Jean Lampropoulos of UT and Ida Pementon of OH, and a granddaughter, Sarah Chittick of Rockport, ME. 

His funeral service will be held 10 am Friday, August 6 in the Ascension Memorial Church, 31, County Street, Ipswich followed by interment with Military Honors in the Hamilton Cemetery. Family and friends are cordially welcomed. Due to Covid restrictions we request attendees either be vaccinated or wear a mask. Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 4 to 7 pm with a Masonic Service at 6 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be may to the Ipswich Police Association Scholarship Fund, 15 Elm Street, Ipswich, MA 01938 or John T. Heard Lodge, 70 Topsfield Road, Ipswich MA 01938.


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