Frederick V. “Ted” Holloran ,90, of Needham passed peacefully on January 17, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Elaine K. Holloran for 67 years. Loving father of Timothy and Mary Jo Holloran of Towson, MD and Laurie and Carl Tarabelli of Needham, MA, beloved grandfather of Sean, Kyle & Elyse, Kevin & Cathlene, Maura, Angela & Corey, Kate & James, and Victoria and proud great grandfather of Madison and Teddy. He is predeceased by his parents William and Anna, sister Mary and brother Bill.
Ted was born in Boston, MA and moved frequently throughout his childhood until arriving in Mechanicville, NY where he would meet his high school sweetheart and graduate in 1947. Ted and Elaine married in 1951. After working on the railroad (trains became a lifelong passion), he was drafted into the Korean War and was stationed in Berlin, Germany. Upon his return he graduated Cum Laude from Syracuse University, and began a 30 year career with Polaroid Corporation in package design. He received his MBA from Babson College in 1976. A Needham resident since 1961, Ted was a member of the Wednesday Group, playing cribbage every Wednesday for nearly 30 years. He and Elaine enjoyed golf, skiing and traveling and his garden was a labor of love. He was active in the VFW and many packaging industry boards but his family and friendships were his greatest joy.
Funeral from Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, Needham Saturday January 25 at 10:15am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church, Needham at 11:30 am. Interment with Military Honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, 990 LaGrange St, West Roxbury, MA. In lieu of flowers please consider sending a donation to VFW Post 2498, 20 Junction St, Needham, MA 02492.
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