Ted A. Hood, 80, a longtime resident of Nashua, died peacefully at Bedford Hills Nursing Home on December 28, 2017, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Bethel, OK on October 9, 1937, a son of the late James Oscar “JO” and Lottie (Thompson) Hood. Ted was the husband of Patricia Ann Hood, whom he married on February 23, 1957. They have shared over 60 years of marriage.
He is remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, and brother. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Ted and Pat traveled the world together and viewed life as one big adventure. Ted was a patriot and a humanitarian whose passion for writing could be seen in frequent editorial contributions.
Mr. Hood was a 20 year veteran of the United States Navy. He served during the Vietnam War with numerous Aircraft Carrier Deployments. Following his Naval career, Ted received a degree in business from Jones College in Jacksonville, FL. Ted was a car salesman for both Tulley Buick and Nashua Ford for many years. He was a communicant of St. Christopher Church. Ted volunteered his time and efforts towards helping those in need of food and shelter. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his sisters, Vera, Clyde, Lois, Betty, Evelyn, Edith, and brother, Bobby.
Besides his beloved wife, Patricia, Ted is survived by his daughter, Sharon “Shari” Hood and her fiancé Todd Worcester; his grandson, Brian Thacker; his sisters, June White and Ima Everett; his brothers, James Hood and his wife Alice, Ron Hood and his wife Sharon, Clay Hood and his wife Jana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held at the DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua on Wednesday evening, January 3, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated St. Christopher Parish on Thursday morning at 11:00 AM. Interment prayers and burial will follow at Edgewood Cemetery Nashua. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial donation to the charity of one’s choosing.