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Theodore S. Valpey Jr.

August 9, 1932 - February 11, 2023

U.S. Veteran

Visitation: Wednesday, February 15th 4:00-7:00 p.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston

Graveside Service: Thursday, February 16th 11:00 a.m. Lake Grove Cemetery, Holliston

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My most unforgettable memory of Uncle Ted\'s family was when me and cousin Rodger Phipps (age maybe 7 or so) stole a swim in Ted\'s father\'s pool. I forgot my sneakers as Roddie and I escaped to the woods upon Uncle Ted\'s father\'s return. Uncle Ted\'s mother was so kind to return my sneakers without contacting the police as we were clearly trespassing and swimming in their pool. I am the penultimate Black Sheep Valpey. My dad even worked for Uncle Ted at Valpey Fisher, another black sheep who was interested in anything scientific, particularly quartz. Later on, Valpey Fisher became a leader in amongst other things piezoelectricity. In 2011, the company of my employ produced \"Flameless Candle (see US patent 7,891,580 authored by Valpey). I used Uncle Ted\'s piezo electric quartz in conceiving this idea. Glade is now a billion dollar brand and this product was a huge contribution. I am proud to call Uncle Ted one of my greatest inspirations. Richard S. Valpey III

Posted by Richard Sanborn Valpey III on April 8, 2023

My most unforgettable memory of Uncle Ted's family was when me and cousin Rodger Phipps (age maybe 7 or so) stole a swim in Ted's father's pool. I forgot my sneakers as Roddie and I escaped to the woods upon Uncle Ted's father's return. Uncle Ted's mother was so kind to return my sneakers without contacting the police as we were clearly trespassing and swimming in their pool. I am the penultimate Black Sheep Valpey. My dad even worked for Uncle Ted at Valpey Fisher, another black sheep who was interested in anything scientific, particularly quartz. Later on, Valpey Fisher became a leader in amongst other things piezoelectricity. In 2011, the company of my employ produced "Flameless Candle (see US patent 7,891,580 authored by Valpey). I used Uncle Ted's piezo electric quartz in conceiving this idea. Glade is now a billion dollar brand and this product was a huge contribution. I am proud to call Uncle Ted one of my greatest inspirations. Richard S. Valpey III

Posted by Richard Sanborn Valpey III on April 8, 2023

Sending prayers to all the family and friends of this wonderful man. I was fortunate enough to experience his kindness and he was a great mentor to me. . My memories will never be forgotten ❤️ love to all Jill Murphy 🙏

Posted by Jill Murphy on February 24, 2023

Sending prayers to all the family and friends of this wonderful man. I was fortunate enough to experience his kindness and he was a great mentor to me. . My memories will never be forgotten ❤️ love to all Jill Murphy 🙏

Posted by Jill Murphy on February 24, 2023

Dear Jessie - Condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Your dad is now free from pain and got his wish to go home. When the emotions are high, remember the good times you shared together and the joy he gave you. Praying for comfort!!

Posted by Anonymous on February 14, 2023

Sue, Steve, Skyler, Kayla and families, We are very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to each and every one. May all the wonderful memories you hold dear help you at this difficult time. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Ernie and Bette Inman

Posted by Ernest Inman on February 14, 2023

Toy box

Posted by Jennifer on February 14, 2023

Birthday

Posted by Jennifer on February 14, 2023

That photograph of Ted perfectly reflects the personality of the man we had the pleasure of knowing (as a customer). Bright; accomplished; affable. Always a joy to work with. This world could use more like him. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. RIP

Posted by S.R. Alie on February 13, 2023

Yarmouth MA Wedding

Posted by Jennifer Greymont on February 13, 2023

My condolences to Ted's wonderful family. He was a regular customer when my late husband and I owned & operated the Oar House. He & Dich shared a love of the sea! Our staff use to argue who would wait on him as he was genuinely a kind, unpretentious man!! RIP Ted.

Posted by Jill Gallant on February 13, 2023