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“I have so many fond memories of our "NoNasties" times together under the CRWA banner. He was so dedicated to the Charles River and made many...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Bobbi Demers - Hobe Sound, FL

“Mike, our belated condolences on the loss of your Dad. I had occasion to chat with him a few times, and he was a treat to engage.Sincerely,Pete and...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Pete Monaghan - Needham, MA

“So very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I, as all the Bigelow's, have great memories of growing up at the lake under his watchful eyes, ensuring us...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jennifer Bigelow Mennis - Weare, NH

“I wanted to say how very sorry we are for Bill's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences, our thoughts are with you and your family. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: David Porter - Friend

“I have fond memories of Bill as being such a wonderful neighbor, always kind and helpful - he was a caring, watchful eye at the bus stop on spring...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Rosemarie Morelli Crocker - MA

“Our deepest heartfelt condolences goes out to the Tedoldi family on the passing of Bill....Marty and Nancy (Turchi) Aaron ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Betsy Ann and Family,We want to express our deepest sympathy for your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Pat Ciaramella - Brockton, MA

“Betsy and FamilyMy sincerest condolences on the passing of Bill. Bill was a valued member of the Old Colony Planning Council Comprehensive Economic...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Bruce Hughes - Brockton, MA

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William J. Tedoldi, age 91, of Needham died early July 8, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Tedoldi is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Betsy Ann (McCurran) Tedoldi. He was a devoted father to James W. Tedoldi of Bow, NH, and Michael R. Tedoldi, Susan J. Tedoldi and Mary Kate Tedoldi, all of Needham. William was the grandfather of Cameron, James Charles, Meghan, Jordan, Laura, Brian, Mark and Robert; and great grandfather of Cameron and Brayden. William was born in Manhattan by midwife, grew up in the Bronx and was accepted into Peter Stuyvesant High School in NYC. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, served in the Pacific and completed his naval service in 1948. William earned a degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University, went on to law school and passed the Massachusetts bar exam in 1962. William, who was universally known as Bill, owned the Proventure Business Group, providing business management consultation, where he helped restructure businesses and brought together prospective owners with those looking to sell. A Needham resident since 1956, he was extensively involved with community organizations, including the Old Colony Planning Council and the Charles River Watershed Association. Last year, Old Colony held a dinner honoring his 25 years of service. The organization dedicated its 2016 Economic Development Strategy Report to Bill after the years of service he gave to the economic development committee.
He was part of the Charles River Watershed Association's "Stream Team," wading into the river monthly to collect water samples as part of a successful effort to improve water quality and clean up the banks of and trails around the Charles River. Bill also organized and performed repairs and clean outs of "fish ladders" that enable fish to traverse the river. In Needham, he was a longtime town meeting member; he served on and later chaired the Zoning Board of Appeals. For years Bill was "Papa the Clown" at the biannual Needham Street Fair and was a fixture riding with his family in a Ford Model T during the town's Fourth of July parade. When asked to identify his occupation, he often answered "activist."
Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham, on Thursday, July 13th from 4-7 pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 14th at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St, Newton. Memorial donations may be made to McCarthy Care Center, 75 Service Rd, East Sandwich, MA 02537.