Edmund M. Sorenson ’75 died on January 8, 2023, in Meriden, Connecticut.
(The following was provided by the Legacy Remembers on February 18, 2023)
Meriden – Edmund “Ed” Morris Sorenson, 70, of Meriden, passed away on January 8, 2023, at Midstate Medical Center, Meriden. Ed was born in Bangor, Maine on October 23, 1952, a son of the late Morris Sherwood and Wilma Francelia (Houston) Sorenson. He is survived by sisters Bonnie Sorenson and her husband, Mark Gauthier, Becky Vigneault and her husband, Edward, brother Dana Sorenson and his wife, Susan, brother-in-law Robert Buck, nephews Erik Henderson, Jonathan Vigneault, Aaron Sorensen, Todd Healy, and Christian Buck, and niece Heather Calhoun-Ahava. He was predeceased by sister Holly Buck and niece Wendy Vigneault.
Growing up, Ed lived in Forest City, Iowa, as well as Newport and Norridgewock, Maine. He graduated from Skowhegan High School in 1971 and attended Bowdoin College with a four-year degree and two years post-graduate work in biochemistry. While in college, Ed had several part-time jobs including lab assistant at Bowdoin College and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, as well as summers as a sternman on a lobster boat in South Freeport. After leaving college, Ed worked many years as a researcher with several pharmaceutical companies. In his later years, Ed taught chemistry in many private schools, including ten years in China, before retiring.
Ed was an adventurer and a lifelong traveler. In addition to most of the U.S. and Canada, Ed traveled to many parts of China while teaching there, as well as travel to the mountains of Tibet, safaris in Africa, and many other places too numerous to list. Although he had traveled the world, Ed always looked forward to spending time on the Maine coast. All that being said, if we had one word to characterize Ed’s life it would be “books.” Regardless of where he was, Ed would usually be found with a book in hand.