Middleton — Theodore S. Christo, 91 years old, died on January 17th, 2023 at the West Roxbury Veterans Administration Hospital following a brief illness.
He leaves his wife of 40 years, Frances (Ring) Christo; several extended family members and many close friends and neighbors.
Born and raised in Boston, the son of Simon and Lona (Legor) Christo, Ted was a lifelong resident of greater Boston. He was born in the West End and graduated from English High in 1948. In 1952, he joined the U.S. Army, serving in Germany and Korea. Mr. Christo also served in the U.S Coast Guard and the U.S. Army Reserves. After his military service, Mr. Christo, attended Chicago University, graduating with a degree in Economics.
Mr Christo joined the The Boston Gas Company in 1949. He worked in several capacities at Boston Gas during his long tenure. The position he enjoyed most was as a Residential Inspector, spending his workday visiting and working with clients throughout greater Boston. Mr. Christo retired in 1992 after 42 years of service. Speaking multiple languages, he also served a medical interpreter.
In his early years, Ted excelled at athletics, playing basketball in school and The West End House. Ted continued to play sports as adult and followed all the local professional sports teams. The Boston Gas monthly newsletter featured Ted in the softball team’s picture that he played on.
Ted was a strong family man. He cared for his Mother Lona, for many years. He met his wife, Frances Nora Ring, at a New Year’s celebration and they were married in 1983 at St. Eulalia Church in Winchester, MA. The combined families had 13 brothers and sisters. Ted and Frances wintered in Florida for many years. Ted was delighted to leave the cold and snow of Boston behind to join family and friends in southern Florida.
A funeral service and military honors are scheduled for May 8th at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. Please contact George Adams to be included in celebration -
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