Condolence & Memory Journal

I met Ted while working at Concord Hospital. Ted and I had a long talk one time about marriage, and he gave me the best piece of advice that I still treasure to this day. He told me to "give 100% and don't keep score." I am forever grateful for his words of wisdom, and that I got to meet a man so remarkable as him.

Posted by Megan Ciccarello - Salisbury, NH   January 26, 2021

I met Ted and Cynthia several years ago when my wife and I were in Boscawen to have a memorial for my wife's mother, Ted's first cousin. The Houstons were so welcoming and helpful with arrangements that I immediately felt I was an important part of their family. Ted was a font of knowledge regarding local history and geography and drove us all over the Concord area that year and during subsequent visits. His volunteerism, love of history and gregarious nature only suggested his vitality and love of life. I am honored to have made his acquaintance and will miss him and cherish his memory always.

Posted by Rick Stucker - Family   December 30, 2020

I met Ted at Boscawen Elementary where I taught 5th grade. Ted did a read-aloud about a famous Civil War nurse to our 5th graders each year for many years. In addition, he was a judge for our Gettysburg Address memorization contest each and every year from its inception. I always enjoyed talking to him, and am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve as a Gettysburg Address judge with him in 2019. Ted exemplified public service and volunteerism. He will be missed

Posted by Bruce Currie - Concord, NH - Friend   December 29, 2020

Ted was a good man. I'm glad I met him.

Posted by Diane Jackson - Contoocook, NH - Acquaintance   December 21, 2020

Dear Ted and family,
As a former resident of Boscawen, we remember the Houston family well. Dad Ted created the ball field at the church park. Rest in peace brother. My husband is a Mason and Scottish Rite member.
Hilda Gilbert Pfeil. I am the last of the original Gilbert family since 1938.

Posted by Hilda Gilbert Pfeil - Denville, NJ - Friend   December 19, 2020

A fine, fine Gentleman and a true Boscawen Father.

Posted by Ron McDaniel - Friend   December 19, 2020

We lived on North Water St for 17 years.
We always looked forward to seeing Mr and Mrs Houston when we would walk by. Good kind people. A definitely loss for the Boscawen community. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.

Posted by Debbi & Peter Miller - Neighbor   December 19, 2020

My deepest condolences Cynthia, Mary Ann, and the entire Houston family. I have many fond memories volunteering with Ted. He was an amazing person. Send thoughts and prayers. Ron

Posted by Ron Reed - 03224, NH - Friend   December 12, 2020

Mr.Houston Jr. thank you for your service RDM Windham NH

Posted by - Friend   December 12, 2020

Ted was a great man, a good neighbor, and I considered him a great friend. He was 30 years my senior but we had some wonderful conversations.
Intelligent, witty, humorous, kind, humble, generous, selfless, proud, just a few of Ted’s wonderful qualities.
My condolences to the Houston family.
I will miss Ted’s infectious smile!
God Bless,

Posted by Dean Anderson - Friend   December 11, 2020

Theodore many a Friday you and your wonderful wife were customer at Parkers Restaurant we loved seeing you come in the door and always so wonderful to us showing us how much you cared and loved our Restaurant.. I remember you so well as someone that took such wonderful loving care of your wife and it showed.. You were never ever quiet about a compliment which you gave often with much love. It was a pleasure knowing you and your wife and you have definitely been missed.. Reading your obituary was a pleasure realizing what a great life you lead with so very many extremely impressive accomplishments.. To your family please accept my deep condolences. George and I were definately blessed to know you and your wife.. RIP. Heidi & George Parker

Posted by Heidi & George Parker - Friend   December 10, 2020

This is a beautiful tribute to a man with a powerful moral compass and a tremendous work ethic. I will always treasure my memories of him, and will take forward with me a lot of love. Susan

Posted by Susan Leister - Williston, VT, VT - Family   December 10, 2020