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Obituary: Theodore (Teddy) Beriau

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette Nov. 25, 2016

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.

For online guestbook and directions, please visit www.johnlawrencefuneralhome.comSee more.