Edward G. Cowell, 76, of Wewaka Brook Road, Bridgewater, died Nov. 7 at his home. He was the husband of Marie (Foote) Cowell.

Mr. Cowell was born Feb. 17, 1928, in Waterbury, son of the late Walter G. and Margaret (Roberts) Cowell.

He was a self-employed carpenter in Litchfield County, a member of the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department for 58 years and a scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 71 from 1956 to 1968.

Besides his wife, Mr. Cowell is survived by two sons, Timothy McKinney of Iowa and Dee Smith of Florida; three daughters, Alisa McKinney of California,
Barbara Smith of Florida and Ardith Bratton of Arizona; 10 grandchildren, Nakuma, Jeremiah, Joshua and Zachariah Scott of California, Derek, Damien, Desmond and Trent McKinney of Southington, and Eric and
Doris Hollinsworth of New Mexico; a great-grandchild, Elizabeth Rioux of New Mexico; and a great-great-grandchild, Jazimine.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Bridgewater Ambulance Fund , Bridgewater, CT 06752.