LINCOLN - Kevin Lawrence McTeague, 74, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth.
Kevin was the beloved husband of Patricia McTeague for 43 years, the devoted father of his three daughters, Lisa, Jennifer and Shauna, and the adoring grandfather of Liam and Emma. As the third of four children, he was born Aug. 10, 1938, in Melrose, Mass., to the late James and Kathryn McTeague. He is survived by his brothers, James and Brian McTeague. His sister, Marilyn Salvi, passed in March, 2010.
Kevin graduated with a bachelor's degree from Boston College in 1960 and with a master's degree from Cornell University in 1962. He served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964. Following discharge he worked as a buyer for Star Market's corporate headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. In 1970, he transitioned to a buyer position at Wetterau Foods in Keene, where aspirations developed to own and operate his own supermarket.
In April 1973, Kevin and his wife and partner, Patricia, purchased a grocery store in North Woodstock. For the next 20 years they owned and operated McTeague's IGA Supermarket, serving the Lincoln-Woodstock community. Going to the store every day and interacting with customers and employees was Kevin's passion. His daughters grew up running and hiding in the aisles. Kevin's family extends boundless gratitude to the customers and employees of the IGA, who created an extended family, made the store feel like home, and for whom he cared deeply.
Additionally, Kevin's family extends heartfelt appreciation to the emergency and healthcare personnel who made his final days so painless and peaceful.
services: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 18, at noon at St. Joseph?Church in Lincoln. The Rev. David Kneeland will officiate. A reception will follow immediately on church grounds.