LACONIA — Donald W. Teed Sr., 92, of 52 Hillcrest Drive, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Belknap County Nursing Home.
He was born in Boston on March 22, 1921, the son of Walter B. and Ellen R. (Henderson) Teed. Donald graduated from Oliver Ames High School in Easton, Mass. He graduated from Wentworth University and also attended MIT. He achieved a mechanical engineering degree and also after retirement went on to attain an electrician's license. Donald worked at Stop and Shop in the bakery division, heading a plant in Boston for more than 30 years. He also served in the Navy during World War II.
Donald was married for 58 years to his loving wife, Melba A. Teed.
Don was an inventor, a pianist, electrician, runner, church man, auto enthusiast and a respectable singer both as soloist and choir member and was a man completely devoted to his family and friends.
Donald was a 50 year Master Mason and an active member of his Masonic lodge. In his final years, he became everyone's beloved "Grampa" and "Pop Pop". His sparkling blue eyes and beautiful smile will live on in our hearts forever.
Don's family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Belknap County Nursing Home and Lakes Region Community Services for their kindness and caring help.
He is survived by two daughters, Roberta "Robbie" Prescott-Neylon of Laconia and Lois B. Bender of Chicago; his son, Donald W. Teed Jr. of Minneapolis; 15 grandchildren, Shannon, Mary Ann, Kelly, Kristen, David, Shawn, Jen, Gregg, Don, Derek, Eric, Andrea, Pam, Tammy and Michelle; and 21 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Melba A. Teed in 1999; and one daughter, Sandra J. Johnson.
Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the carriage house entrance. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the Congregational Church of Laconia, 69 Pleasant St., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family plot at Pine Grove Cemetery in Gilford.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Central NH VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.