In Memoriam: Ed Legg

Ed Legg (second from left) and his wife Ann attending U N E’s 2013 President’s Gala, alongside UNE’s Scott Marchildon and Bill Chance
Ed Legg (second from left) and his wife Ann attending UNE’s 2013 President’s Gala, alongside UNE’s Scott Marchildon and Bill Chance

August 11, 2014

The University is deeply saddened to share the news that former University of New England Board member, leader, and dear friend Ed Legg passed away suddenly yesterday at his home in Kennebunk.
 
Ed served on the University of New England Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2001 and co-chaired the UNEqualed Vision Capital Campaign, the first major capital campaign after UNE’s merger with Westbrook College. He continued to serve the University during a critical period of growth, moving to the administrative leadership role of Vice President for University Relations from 2001 through 2006.
 
After leaving UNE at the end of 2006, Ed successfully campaigned and then served in the Maine state legislature, where he was a passionate advocate for education, as well as a personal champion for the University of New England. He remained a close friend and supporter until the end. We will miss Ed’s big-as-Texas personality, generous spirit, and laughter that filled every room fortunate enough to have him in it.
 
The University extends our deepest condolences to Ed’s beloved wife Ann and their four children.  We will share details about services as soon as they are made available.
 
Danielle Ripich 
President


The university has confirmed that calling hours for Ed Legg will be held 6-8 pm on Friday night, August 15, at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk, Maine 04043, 207-985-2752.

The funeral will be at 11:00 Saturday, August 16, at the South Congregational Church, 2 North Street, Kennebunkport, Maine 207-967-2793.
 
Bibber Memorial Chapel anticipates that a web link to Mr. Legg’s obituary and a message book will be available by mid-day tomorrow, August 13. Mr. Legg’s obituary will also be published in the Portland Press Herald and should be available for electronic viewing tomorrow.