Theodore Beriau
Chapman Funerals & Cremations - Marstons Mills
3778 Falmouth Road
Marstons Mills, MA
Theodore (Teddy) F. Beriau, 63

Osterville - Theodore (Teddy) F. Beriau, 63, of Osterville, passed away peacefully at home after a courageous 6 year battle with ALS. Teddy leaves his beloved wife of 20 years, Barbara Milk Beriau.

Teddy was born and raised in Worcester, Ma and graduated from St John High School in 1971 and then attended Merrimack College.

He worked for the family business JA Beriau & Sons before taking it over in 1993 and continued until he was diagnosed in 2010. Upon retiring, he loved traveling with his wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was invited to become a wheelchair curler in the Cape Cod Curling Club and was fortunate enough to play and travel with members of the US Olympic team. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame at St Johns where he received the Bruce S. Kopka Memorial Award for courage, perseverance and character.

Teddy was a faith filled man devoted to his family. Spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren were the highlights of his life.

Teddy also leaves his loving family, his parents Ted and Estelle Beriau of W. Harwich, MA., his son Ted Beriau and his wife Mary Ellen of Worcester, Ma., his daughter Tina Gillaspie and her husband Scott of Lester, MA., and his children from his blended family, Breanna Powell and her husband Marc, of Marstons Mills, Ma., Cailin Dwyer and her boyfriend Marc Celestino of Plymouth, Ma., and Taya Dwyer and her fiancé Craig Skribiski of Plymouth, Ma., his brother David Beriau and his wife Helene from N.Y., and his sister Nancy Molinari and her husband Libero from Sandwich, Ma. He also leaves his precious grandchildren, Ashley, T.J., Nikolas, Natalia, Ava, Lyla, Jolie and Phoebe, and his nieces and nephews, Daniel Molinari, Melanie Lizotte, Heather Penney, Tom Molinari, Clea Beriau and Taliesin Beriau. He leaves is loyal service dog Dune as well as many dear friends.

The family would like to thank Compassionate Care ALS and Hospice for all their support during this difficult journey.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Compassionate Care ALS in his memory. A very special thank you to Dr. Chad and Dr. Berry from MGH for their constant concern and amazing care for Teddy.

Because of his deep faith Teddy leaves you with this message "I want you to know I never gave up and fought til the end".

Calling hours will be from 2-4 pm on Sunday Nov 27th at the John Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Rd., Marstons Mills, MA. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Victory Church, 230 S0 Main St., Centerville at 11:00 am on Monday Nov. 28th.

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27, 2016.
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Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Lynn Assad
December 2, 2016
Dear Estelle and the Beriau family; we are very sorry to hear of Teddy's passing, and send our sincere condolences. Love, Doris and Anita (Benedictis)
December 1, 2016
We are very sorry to hear about Ted's passing! Our condolences go out to Barbara and the Beriau family!
Bruce and Kathy Rubin
November 29, 2016
Ted, Mary Ellen and family..So very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.. Cheryl and Joseph Shea and Network staff..
Cheryl Shea
November 28, 2016
Dear Estelle,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your son Teddy. I will never forget your card of condolence after the passing of my Mother. You were so kind to do that. It is so moving to hear from a person whom one hasn't seen for a long time. I always remember our days at 20 Irving Street. You were so nice!

I lost my eighteen year old Brother Richard and then my Father seven months later. It is difficult. We trust in the Lord.

Pray to the Lord. He will help you!
Jean Navin
November 28, 2016
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Jerry Lynch
November 27, 2016
To Uncle Ted, Aunt Estelle, Nancy and David. My sincere condolences for your loss. I remember Teddy as always kind and warm. He will surely be missed. He touched so many lives and your family is enriched by his spirit. Love to you all.

Bernadette and Eddie Toomey
Bernadette Toomey
November 27, 2016
Ted was a wonderful man we wanted to know better! His life had to have been super for him based upon visits and conversations we've shared through the years. No doubt in Heaven he will continue His God given journey, much easier and free of all challenges.
Gary/Mary Gillaspie
November 26, 2016
Gary Gillaspie
November 26, 2016
Dear Beriau Family,
Louie and I are so very sorry for your loss. Ted fought a good fight till the end. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Love and peace to you all.
Paula and Louie Quatela
November 26, 2016
To Uncle Teddy, aunt Estelle, Nancy and David and his wife Barbara and children Ted and Tina please accept my condolences for your loss...I will always remember Ted as great guy and a true gentleman...A good man...
November 26, 2016
My father Al Plouffe worked for Teddy for a very long time and was with the roofing company until the very end. Ted wasn't only my fathers boss but a very good friend, my father considered him family. Ted was very good to my family. I remember when my father called and told me that he passed, I could hear the hurt in his heart as he told me. I want to offer my condolences to the Beriau family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time.
Jennifer Dufresne
November 26, 2016
Ted was a true gentleman, an honorable and capable businessman. I had dealt with Ted and his Dad, Ted, for 20 years and miss his service and friendship. My condolences to all of his family and especially to his Dad.
Martin Stein
November 26, 2016
Enjoyed everytime we got together starting at St John's High School-Teddy was a great atlete-remenber playing Basketball at Norton's gym-he was a Champion..with deepest sympathy to the family.
gilbert markarian
November 26, 2016
To the Beriau family, My condolences on your loss. Ted was a volunteer for me 20 years ago and I enjoyed a chat now and again with him. It is people like him that make the world a better place. He made a lasting impression on me as he probably did with so many along the way.
Jeffrey LaFlash
November 26, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. We are sending our deepest sympathy.
Terrie and Michael Carpino
November 26, 2016
To Nancy, Libero and the Beriau family,

We are so very sorry to hear of Teddy's passing. He was truly courageous and inspirational in facing his malady.

The love and memories you all shared with Teddy will help you to celebrate his life, and help you to remember that we are all here for such a short time. It is wonderful that you had the chance to spend it together with this valiant man. May all of Teddy's loved ones be blessed with strength, peace and comfort now, and in the coming days.
Clarice and Bill Palmer
November 26, 2016
We will all miss you dearly! A Great Man with Great Spirit!! You left us too soon! Rest in Peace Teddy! Razz
robert raslavsky
November 26, 2016
Barbara, Teddy,Tina and Ted's family. We were so saddened to hear of the passing of such an amazing man. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Hold on to your memories.
Paula Pietro-Malmquist & Family
November 25, 2016
Time and distance has done a pretty good job of keeping me from knowing my Worcester relatives but I will never forget the Beriau trip to South Dakota in the early '70s when Teddy led the "troops" through the worm tunnel at Flintstone Village and pretended to get stuck. Taking our Eastern cousins on a trail ride was memorable as well. He'll be missed.
Marcie Morin Burley
November 25, 2016
Dear Tina, Scott & family,

So saddened to read about the passing of your beloved father, father-in-law, grandfather.

May the many wonderful memories that you have of them help you get through the next few difficult days and the holiday season ahead.

Kevin (Matthews) & John (Van Buslirk)
Kevin Matthews
November 25, 2016
Dear Teddy and family,
I was very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. My prayers and thoughts are with you in these sad times.
Pat (Warren) Dillon
November 25, 2016
You put up a courageous fight, glad for the years you had. Glad to have seen you at the Reunion. RIP, classmate. Best wishes to your family.
Tom Kapurch
November 25, 2016
I am so sorry to learn here of Ted's passing. I had gotten to know Ted at the yearly retreats in Shrewsbury, Ma. I always enjoyed his company along with my other fellow retreatants. My deepest condolences to his Family... God Bless Ted
Tony Capozzo
November 25, 2016
To Barbara , Mr. and Mrs. Beriau, and family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you. Teddy was a great person
A great friend who l will never forget. Know that our thoughts and
prayers are with you always.
Love, Dan, Maryann Girard and family
November 25, 2016
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