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Edward "Ted" B. SheldonOctober 7, 1924
Edward “Ted” B. Sheldon
Edward “Ted” B. Sheldon, 93, a longtime resident of Northfield died Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Franklin Regional Hospital following a period of failing health. Ted, as he was known to most, was born in Dedham, MA, October 7, 1924, son of William and Alice Barlow Sheldon. He moved to Northfield in 1946. Ted graduated from Tilton Northfield High School and then enlisted in the Navy during World War II. Over his long life, Ted enjoyed the outdoors, farming, logging and building homes, including his own. For over thirty years, and prior to his retirement, he was employed at the Johns Manville Company in Tilton and after retirement he was employed at Bryant & Lawrence in Tilton. Ted enjoyed spending time with the family and friends and could be seen with them often in the morning at Dunkin Donuts in Tilton. He was a longtime member of the Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church in Tilton. Ted was predeceased by his wife, Madge Marie (Kesterson) Sheldon in 1996. Also predeceased by a daughter, Madge M. Rand, brothers, Albert, Robert and William Sheldon and sister, Alice Robinson. He leaves,
daughters, Bonnie L. Dow of Northfield, Deborah J. Gelinas of Northfield and Vicki L. Meadows of South Boston, VA.
brother, Paul Sheldon of Plant City, Florida and sister, Anne Shanahan of Dover.
Numerous grand and great-grandchildren and generational nieces and nephews.
Ted’s wish was no calling hours or formal services. A celebration of his life will be held when family gathers with burial at that time.
Assisting family with arrangements is the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton.
Those who wish, and are able, may make memorial contributions in Ted’s name to the charity of your choice.