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Edward A. "Ted"

October 28, 1933 – September 16, 2019

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Obituary for Edward A. "Ted" Williamson

Edward A. (Ted) Williamson died on September 16, 2019 in Doylestown, PA after suffering from a massive stroke. Born October 28, 1933 in Providence, RI to Edward A. and Helen V. Williamson, Ted was raised in Needham, MA with his sister and 2 brothers. After graduating from Needham HS in 1951 he attended Northeastern University, graduating in 1956 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. While at NU he played hockey and was on the team in 1952 when the first Bean Pot Tournament was played.

Ted and his wife Carole were high school sweethearts and just celebrated their 63rd anniversary.

In 1957, he was inducted into the US Army and served at Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD in the Biological Warfare Center. Upon an honorable discharge Ted advanced through corporate America taking his family from Boston to Chatham, NJ; Greenwood, SC; and ultimately Doylestown, PA where they lived for 28 years. While in Doylestown, Ted and his son established Williamson Engineering Co. A longtime member of Doylestown Country Club, he enjoyed the camaraderie of his many friends.

In 2005, Ted and Carole moved to the The Villages, FL where he remained active playing golf, tennis, pickleball and bridge. He always enjoyed the challenge of solving the NY Times crossword puzzle. Although Ted moved away from Boston in 1965 he remained a Boston sports fan for life. He could often be found cheering on the teams and gently teasing friends who were rooting for the opposition.

He was kind and had a quick wit. Everyone enjoyed being around him and laughing with him. He was a loving husband, wonderful father, grandfather and friend.
Ted is survived by his loving wife Carole (nee Taylor) The Villages, FL; his son Edward Taylor, Doylestown, PA; his daughters Alana Patterson (Peter deceased) Lee, NH and Andrea Gregory (Gary) Marblehead MA; his sister Norma Osgood (Winthrop); his brother Alan (Bette) Scottsdale, AZ; sisters-in-law Meredith Graham and Eunice Rogerson, both from FL; and a special cousin Robert Hughes (Chris) from California. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Matthew (Alexandra) Williamson; Jaquelin Patterson; James (Ashley) Patterson; Taylor Patterson; Alana Patterson; Oliver Gregory; Pamela Gregory; Eliot Gregory and Amanda Gregory; and his great-grandchildren Colin and Sydney Williamson.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother John (Jack) Patrick Williamson and grandson Paul Michael Williamson.

A memorial Mass will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 235 E. State St., Doylestown, PA. Family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ted’s name to the JAG Fund, which was near and dear to Ted’s heart.


When Friday September 20, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
235 E. State St.
Doylestown, PA 18901

Service Information

Friday September 20, 2019 11:00am
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
235 E. State St.
Doylestown, PA 18901

Interment Information

Private at the convenience of the family
Warrington, PA
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