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Freeman Theodore Cobb, 87, of Ashland, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on February 7, 2014. He was born July 1, 1926 in Roslindale, MA to Freeman T. Cobb, Sr. and Dorothy Duke of Newton, MA . Teddy joined the Navy in 1943 and had many entertaining tales of his adventures. He served on the USS Ernest G . Small (DD-DDR 838) until 1948. At 22 he worked in South Boston loading tonic onto trucks. Teddy and his late wife Charlotte married on June 13, 1947 and honeymooned in Wolfeboro, NH , at The Allen " A" Camp. After serving in the Navy he lived in Jamaica Plain, MA with Charlotte before buying a home on Ayles Road in Hyde Park, MA. He then worked in the Post Office in the Foreign Mail Department, and worked for the Federal Census. Teddy next worked with his father-in-law, Henry, at Forest Hills Foundry as Shop Stewart making wrenches. Merriman Brothers in Jamaica Plain working with powdered metal was his next step up the ladder. Teddy worked hard to acquire his G.E.D. of which he was very proud. After a short time working the night shift at Shawmut Bank in Boston, he took his final position as Sales Associate for Sears Roebuck in Natick, MA, where he worked until retiring in 1989. After twenty years residing in Hyde Park he and Charlotte built a new home in Ashland, MA and spent thirty two years there together. Ted enjoyed mastering " the stone wall " and enhanced many of his family's homes with his incredible landscapes. He spent many happy hours visiting his family all over New England. Some of his favorite things were playing his banjo for his family and with a local band, late night card games and lots of laughs. He was an accomplished square dancer, music was in his soul. Teddy enjoyed a good joke and was always ready with one of his own. Baking biscuits was his culinary specialty! His daughters are comforted knowing he is together with heir Mother and Brother again. He reveled in his grandchildren's accomplishments and always encouraged their hopes and dreams. They all loved him immensely and will miss him every day. His friends were loyal and with him until the end. Everywhere he went everyone knew his name and had a big " Hi Ted" ! The show is over, the curtain is down, and Teddy has stepped off the stage. Teddy is survived by three daughters: Martha Munroe and husband James of W. Townsend, MA; Bernice Scherb of Redding, Ct; and Virginia Skinner and her husband Fred of New Durham, NH; six grandchildren: Victoria Munroe and her husband Doug Weihrauch of Northampton, MA; Cliff Scherb of Norwalk CT; Ryan Scherb and his wife Kristen of Weston CT and Spencer, Tyler, and Clayton Skinner of New Durham, NH; one great-grandson, Max Weihrauch; along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Douglas F. Cobb of Buffalo, N.Y. March 11, 2008 and his wife Charlotte May 30, 2009.

Published in MetroWest Daily News on Feb. 16, 2014
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