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Beal, Edward S.

Edward S. “Ted” Beal, 91, formerly of Westwood, MA passed away December 31, 2018 at his daughter’s home in Florida. He was the son of the late Robert W. Beal Sr. and Margaret (Stone) Beal. He was married to the late Kathleen (Jackson) Beal for 65 years. When Ted turned 18 in January 1945 he was awarded early graduation from Wellesley High School in MA and promptly enlisted in the U. S. Navy where he served through the remainder of World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. From there he went on to attend The University of Massachusetts, graduating in 1950. For many years he and his father and brother Bob Jr. owned and operated The Garden Toolhouse in Wellesley, MA. After closing the store in 1981 he went to work for Walpole Woodworkers in Walpole, MA., retiring in 2004. Ted is survived by his daughter Elizabeth and her husband Donald Towne of The Villages, FL. His grandsons, Edward S. Towne of FL and Jeffrey E. Towne of Taunton, MA. A sister-in-law, Phyllis Beal of SC., and many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Robert W. Beal Jr. and the late Barbara (Beal) Hopewell. Burial will be private.

Guestbook Entries

  1. January 8th, 2019 | 4:15 pm

    A terrific man and an honor to have known him all through my youth! Always kept in touch though out my life and enjoyed our chats and remembering the old days on the hill. His lovely wife Kitty and sweetheart daughter Betty have always stayed in touch which I will forever appreciate. Enjoy your reunion Ted and most of all thanks for the memories! RIP friend, save a cozy sunny spot for the rest of us! Dick “Bud”, JoAnn Allen and family

  2. Barbara Jean
    January 8th, 2019 | 11:36 pm

    Our folks sure got lucky when they all moved into the neighborhood at the same time. The best of friends, they sure had a lot of fun! Ted was such a great guy, and he married the best girl. It was a great neighborhood to grow up in. Simpler times. Loved your folks Bett, they were amazing! Much love to you.

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