In Loving Memory of Theodore J. Miller.
Theodore J. Miller, of East Hartford, a devout Catholic, passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 9, 2021 at the age of 93.
He was born and raised in Newington, the son of Louis and Mary Miller. He attended Newington schools and graduated in 1945. He married his high school sweetheart, Roberta R. Rancourt in 1950. Roberta predeceased "Ted" in 2009, passing away peacefully in Fort Lauderdale, where they owned their condo.
During the Korean Conflict, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the 101st Airborne Division. When Ted returned from overseas, he became a letter carrier in Wethersfield. He was promoted to supervisor and first coordinator of Hartford's first automated Letter Sorting Machines (LSM). Ted received a National Commendation from the U.S. Postal Service for his innovative computer program. Ted was a great father and devoted family man and lived his entire life in East Hartford. Ted was kind, generous, and loved all animals, especially cats.
He leaves his two sons, Theodore D. Miller, of Clermont, Florida. and Frank T. Miller, his caretaker, of East Hartford, his dear grandsons, Franklin T. Miller, of Windermere, Florida. and Alexander T. Miller, of Clermont, and their lovely mother, Fran Carreras of Groveland, Florida. Also, Ted was predeceased by his brothers Louis, Donald, and Victor, and his sisters, Madeline, Josephine, and Catherine. Ted also was predeceased by his warm-hearted mother-in-law, Dorothy Dearborn, and father-in-law, Frank Dearborn, where they spent many happy times at their Gingerbread House on Goodale Drive. Ted was an avid fisherman and would love to fish on Lake Winnipesaukee with Frank Dearborn. Ted would also fish for blues on his boat the "Gail Rode" at the Race at the Connecticut shore with his three best friends, CC Tucker, Bart Scollo, and Joe Barniak. Ted leaves his very special friend Myra Deprey of Port Richey, Florida. He also leaves his great friends and fellow avid sports fans, Tom Alexander and Jim Murphy. Ted was very patriotic and was proud to call U.S. Congressman John B. Larson, of the First District of Connecticut, his friend. During the last two months of his life he received special nursing care and comfort from his compassionate niece, Roxanne Robinson, R.N.
There will be be a spring memorial service for both Ted and his wife, Roberta "Bobby" Miller.
In his loving memory, the family requests that donations please be made to Ted's favorite charities, the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans of America
or Our (animal) Companions of Manchester.