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Theodore J.  "Ted"  Washburn

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“Deepest sympathy to friends and family... Warmest blessings and comfort to all.. ”
1 of 53 | Posted by: Melissa (Beckett) Washburn - OH

“My deepest sympathies to the Washburn family. I knew Teddy when I was growing up on Cherry Street. I was sorry to hear of his passing. With...Read More »
2 of 53 | Posted by: Linda (Manning) Imhof - Nashua, NH

“So sorry to see Teds passing.. I knew him from kindergarden to high school wish we had kept in touch....time just slips us to fast ”
3 of 53 | Posted by: Kerry Bolio - St Petersburg, FL

“I will always cherish the great times we all had!!!! ”
4 of 53 | Posted by: Janet (LeBlanc) Osborne - Mashpee, MA

“TJ and Valerie, Many years ago you were in my CCD class at Sacred Heart . I remember you and fondly your mother and how she was always willing...Read More »
5 of 53 | Posted by: Mary Baker - Waltham, MA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Washburn family. ”
6 of 53 | Posted by: Francis LeBlanc - West Newton, MA

“to the Washburn Family, Paula and Dick ClancyWe are very sorry to hear of your loss. We are sure he is in a better place but will be missed. Please...Read More »
7 of 53 | Posted by: Ken and Patty Anne Scanlon - FL

“Jackie, We are very sorry to hear of Ted's passing. He was a good man and was always willing to help Corie and Bill. We will all miss him. Our...Read More »
8 of 53 | Posted by: Bill and Adrienne Keicher - MA

“I still can't believe this is happening and Ted is gone! He was like family to me! Ted had such a bright smile and it could light up the room. I...Read More »
9 of 53 | Posted by: Courtney Hizey - Holly Springs, NC

first bike ride all together “My first motorcycle ride as a group. great friends, great ride, nothing could have been better. will always remember. ”
10 of 53 | Posted by: Gary Arenburg - Billerica, MA

first bike ride all together “My first motorcycle ride as a group. great friends, great ride, nothing could have been better. will always remember. ”
11 of 53 | Posted by: Gary Arenburg - Billerica, MA

“My depest Sympathy to jackie and both familys you are all in our thoughts and prayers,i'm deeply sorry for you loss if there is anything i can do...Read More »
12 of 53 | Posted by: Kathy Bianchi - Waltham, MA

“Ted was an amazing father as I witnessed for five plus years to TJ &Val as well as Jaymie,Corey JJ and Jeffrey. Ted loved Jackie with all his heart...Read More »
13 of 53 | Posted by: Jay - Waltham, MA - Friend

“To Jacki, Jaymie, and the entire Doucette and Washburn families,I am so deeply saddened by the news of Ted's passing. He was a truly wonderful man,...Read More »
14 of 53 | Posted by: Michelle Bruno - Belmont, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Ted was a great man to work with and so dedicated and caring. We will miss him so much and are so devastated by this...Read More »
15 of 53 | Posted by: Susan Lurier - Watertown, MA

“My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. May you know my thoughts and prayers are wtih you. it is neer easy losing a loved one no...Read More »
16 of 53 | Posted by: tracy ferrazza - Templeton, MA

“Dear Jackie and the Washburn and Doucette Families: Words can not express the sorrow that we share with you during this very diffuclt time of loss. ...Read More »
17 of 53 | Posted by: Cheryl and Tim Foley

Teddy in the back row with some of his old friends from the   TROUBADOR KNIGHTS fast-pitch softball “I am so sorry to hear of Ted's passing.I knew "Teddy" since we went to Franklin School and hung out with all the other kids playing Baseball...Read More »
18 of 53 | Posted by: Gary Murray - Plymouth, MA

“Jackie, I am so,so sorry for your loss. Although I never met Ted, the beautiful photos here show what a happy, caring and devoted person he was to...Read More »
19 of 53 | Posted by: Ethel Williams - Waltham, MA

“Ted was always there to make a joke and find the funny side to every situation! Even when he would lose at poker he still came back and played with...Read More »
20 of 53 | Posted by: Ryan Hizey - Holly Springs, NC

“Jackie, So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Chrissy ”
21 of 53 | Posted by: Christina (Venuti) Harris - NH

“Dear Jackie & Family, Please accept our deepest sympathies during this diificult time. know that our thoughts and prayers are with you now and...Read More »
22 of 53 | Posted by: Bonnie Venuti-Kenney - Amherst, NH

“I love you Uncle Teddy and will miss you so very much. I am so lucky to have had you in my life and am grateful for all the memories I had with you....Read More »
23 of 53 | Posted by: Crystal Pontonio - Milford, NH

“Jackie, I am terribly sorry for your loss. You and your family are all in my thoughts during this difficult period. ”
24 of 53 | Posted by: Steven - Belmont, MA

“Mark and Family, So sorry for your loss, as you know Teddy and I became good friends while playing softball in Newton a few years back as well as...Read More »
25 of 53 | Posted by: George Murray - Medway, MA

“So sorry for your loss. ”
26 of 53 | Posted by: Barbara Murray - GorhamFriendG, ME

“I am so shocked by this news I remember visiting Teddie and RoseMary in their apartment so many years ago eating, laughing, and having a good time. ...Read More »
27 of 53 | Posted by: Janet Washburn - Seattle, WA

“The first time I met Ted was at the University of Vermont. From that moment time when he stepped down from his cab until the last time I shook his...Read More »
28 of 53 | Posted by: John McClary - Charlotte\, VT

“Auntie Kay, Uncle Don and Cousins, So sorry to hear of Teddie's passing from My dad tonight. love and prayers to all of you during this time Pam...Read More »
29 of 53 | Posted by: pam washburn - woonsocket, RI

“Jackie, I am so sorry for your loss. ”
30 of 53 | Posted by: Lisa Pacheco - Manchester, NH

“Jackie & Family,So So sorry to hear of Ted's passing! I especially remember our time in DC when we were all chaperones on the school trip. We all...Read More »
31 of 53 | Posted by: Nancy & Seve Hamilton - Waltham, MA

“I love you Teddy. You were by Brother and my Friend. You were always there when I needed you and I hoped you knew that I was always there for you....Read More »
32 of 53 | Posted by: Diane Nee - Waltham, MA - Sister

“My dearest Jacki and family: I am so saddened to hear the devastating news. There are no words to express the depth of my sorrow to you Jacki and...Read More »
33 of 53 | Posted by: Maria (DiVito) Rosati - Waltham, MA

“Jackie, We are both shocked and saddened by Ted's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers and if there's anything we can do for you, please let...Read More »
34 of 53 | Posted by: Linda Despres - Waltham, MA

“Dearest Jackie - My heart, my prayers and my thoughts are with you. I always looked forward to seeing you both and enjoyed your company. May you...Read More »
35 of 53 | Posted by: Tammi Noonan

“We were very saddened to hear of Ted's passing. We send our thoughts and prayers to all of Ted's family during this difficult time. Sincerely,...Read More »
36 of 53 | Posted by: darlene stanton - waltham, MA

“I can't believe it... I am so sorry Tom & Grace Cook ”
37 of 53 | Posted by: Tom Cook - Milford, NH - Friend

“Jackie - we are so sorry for your loss - he was a great guy with a great smile and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you - ”
38 of 53 | Posted by: Fred and Carol Green - Foxboro, MA

“Dear Joan & Al/Family Our thoughts are with you all, at this very difficult time. Keep Ted's memories close at heart and he will always walk with...Read More »
39 of 53 | Posted by: LInda & Gene Papalia

“To Jackie and all of her family. Chris and I were so lucky to have gone out with you and Ted a few times. What a great man he was. May you all hold...Read More »
40 of 53 | Posted by: Diane Nicolazzo - Waltham, MA

“jackie, i am truly sorry for your loss. i know you have many wonderful friends and family who will help you through this. my prayers will be with you. ”
41 of 53 | Posted by: janice martin dingman - FL

“I will always remember that Ted always offered/extended friendship to me even though I didn't "hang with him" or was part of his closer camp friends...Read More »
42 of 53 | Posted by: Clayton Whitney - Marlborough, MA

“what can i say to my brother Ted, to many memories in the last 50 years to even pick out just one. we have had our good times, bad times, and sad...Read More »
43 of 53 | Posted by: your sister suzanne - milford, NH

“Dear Jacki and Family, I am heartbroken to hear of Ted's passing. I met him only once, but once was enough to leave a lasting impression. Jacki,...Read More »
44 of 53 | Posted by: Debbie Zarzour - Port St John, FL

“ted you will be so very very missed. thank you for all the good times and great memories fireside, for schooling dennis and i on the fixed-ness of...Read More »
45 of 53 | Posted by: SARAH - camp family :)

“May your spirits lite guide your soul to the open heavens, as so it may shine down upon the ones you love and are left behind. We will for ever...Read More »
46 of 53 | Posted by: Jeff and Tammi Venuti - MA

“Corie Im so sorry about Teddy I wish i could go tonight but i cant make it but my prayers are with u and your family. Good luck to you and your...Read More »
47 of 53 | Posted by: Andrew Doyle - Framingham, MA

“Paula - I am so very sorry for your loss. Carol ”
48 of 53 | Posted by: Carol Stapleton - "City" Friend

“With all of our love and prayers, you are in our thoughts. ”
49 of 53 | Posted by: Pete and Jess - Foxboro, MA

“Jackie, You, your family, and Ted's family are all in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. He is in a much better place with the Lord and you...Read More »
50 of 53 | Posted by: Elaine Cotoni Stephenson - Albany, GA

“Words do an injustice in explaining how much we will all miss Ted, but he will remain vey alive in our memories and in our hearts. ”
51 of 53 | Posted by: Lois Girouard - winchendon, MA

“Gathering at the camp fire has always been a place for friends to come to relax at the end of the day, enjoy the company of others, tell stories...Read More »
52 of 53 | Posted by: Diane Arnold - Groveland, MA

“Dear Jackie &Family our Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time God bless you and help you get through the days to come. ...Read More »
53 of 53 | Posted by: FRANK PAGHERA - Everett, MA


Waltham - Mr. Theodore J. Washburn, of Waltham, died Saturday, November 26, 2011 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 54.

Ted, as he was lovingly known, was born on June 4, 1957 in Waltham to Donald B. and Catherine M. (Sousa) Washburn. He was a graduate of the 1975 Newton North High School class and had been a resident of Waltham for over 27 years.

Ted worked at Barclay Water Management in Watertown as a Commodities Relocation Engineer since 1992, which was the ideal job given his love of the open road.

Ted was able to cherish this love with another, as he and his beloved fiancé Jacki would spend summer weekends motorcycling to their camp at St. Laurent Campground in Royalston. Ted shared everything he had, and was always lending a hand fixing anything and everything for anybody who asked. More importantly, Ted shared stories with anybody who would listen, even those who were just fortunate enough to be in the same room. Whether it was sitting around the campfire, around the card table at the Wednesday night family game at his parents' house, or at home watching television, Ted's stories will always be remembered.

He leaves his fiancé Jacklyn M. (Valente) Doucet; his children, Theodore J. "T.J." Washburn, Jr. of Boston and Valerie R. Alfeo and her husband, John, of Waltham; husband of the late RoseMary (Caruso) Washburn, who died in 1999; his step-children, Jaymie (Doucette) Shill and her husband, Ted, of Irvine, CA, Corie (Doucette) Keicher and her husband Bill, of Nashua, NH, PFC Joseph J. "J.J." Doucet of Fort Lewis, WA and Jeffrey Doucet of Waltham; his parents, Donald B. and Catherine "Kay" M. (Sousa) Washburn of West Newton; his siblings, Paula Clancy and her husband, Richard, of Waltham, Donald Washburn and his wife, Judy, of Sandpoint, ID, Katherine "Kit" Washburn of West Newton, Philip Washburn and his wife, April, of Fitchburg, Diane Nee and her husband, Kevin, of Waltham, Mark Washburn and his wife, Elizabeth, of Milford, Jean Washburn and her partner, Eric Cook, of Waltham, Joan Papalia and her husband, Alan, of Merrimack, NH, Suzanne Gallello and her husband, John, of Milford, NH and George Washburn of Waltham; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ted's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, December 1st from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning when his funeral service will be held. Committal service will follow in Newton Cemetery Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ted's name may be made to McLean Hospital Development Office, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478-9106.

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