Betsy M. (McCurran) Tedoldi

  • Born: September 9, 1929
  • Died: February 12, 2018
  • Location: Needham, Massachusetts

Eaton Funeral Home

1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Tel. (781) 444-0201

Tribute & Message From The Family

Tedoldi, Betsy Ann (McCurran) of Needham, February 12, 2018. Born and raised in Xenia Ohio to James and Betty McCurran on September 9, 1929. After graduating from high school in Xenia, her family relocated to Waban then Wellesley where she met and married William J. A. Tedoldi, with whom she shared 62 years, until his death in 2017. Moving to Needham in 1956, Betsy was always active in the Needham community in many capacities. Her career started as a nursery school teacher at the YMCA and continued to be known as "Mrs. T". Following that she opened a gourmet food shop, "Cheese Etc" on Chestnut Street and became known as the "Gummybear lady". She served as a director of the Needham Business Association for many years and its president for two. Betsy was a founder of the infamous "Souper Bowl" competition that still remains a popular staple of the NBA's fall harvest street fair. After a decade of running a successful business, Betsy sold the shop when State Rep. Ellen Canavan handpicked her as her legislative assistant to work at the State House. Betsy went on to be a real estate broker for more than 20 years. An avid volunteer, she was elected to the Board of the Council on Aging, serving a term as its chair. Betsy was on the committee that was responsible for finding the new location for the senior center. Additionally, she was an elected Town Meeting member, serving in that capacity for over a quarter century. Betsy leaves behind her beloved children: James W. Tedoldi and his wife Sue,of Bow, NH, and Michael R. Tedoldi and his wife Marilyn, Susan J. Tedoldi and Mary Kate Tedoldi, all of Needham. She was the loving grandmother of Cameron, James Charles and his wife Julianne, Meghan, Jordan, Laura, Brian, Mark and Robert; and great grandmother of Cameron and Brayden.
Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Monday, February 19th from 4- pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Joseph Church, 1362 Highland Ave, Needham on Tuesday, February 20th at 10 am. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hope Health Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601 or For obit, directions or to share a memory of Betsy, please visit