Theodore "Ted" Coletta, 85, of Haverhill, MA passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 at Lawrence General Hospital surrounded by his loving wife and best friend, Diane, family members, and friends. Born in Lawrence, MA, he was the son of the late Emelio and Mary (Falanga) Coletta.
Ted graduated Holy Rosary School, Central Catholic High School, University of Mass. Amherst, and Northeastern University with Master's degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering. He taught at Lowell Technical College and then worked for Raytheon Corporation and Sanders Corporation before owning and operating CarTed Industries and then CTI, Inc.
An avid golfer, Ted was a member of the Andover Country Club for over thirty years. He was also a member of the Union Social Club, St. Alfio Society, the Lawrence Rotary Club for many years, past president and past Board of Directors of the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club. Ted served on many condo association Boards and presently the Board of the Village of Brickett Hill for past twenty-eight years. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, reading, and spending winters in Bonita Springs, FL.
The family would like to thank the staff at Lawrence General Hospital for the compassionate care they extended to both Ted and his family.
Ted is survived by his wife, Diane M. (Gallo) Coletta; son, Theodore "Ted" Coletta of Atkinson, NH; brother, Robert Coletta of Methuen; mother-in-law, Carmella "Millie" Gallo of Lawrence; and brother-in-law, Anthony Gallo and his wife, Tricia of Methuen. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews he adored.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. His funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church, 165 South Main Street in Bradford. Entombment will be at a later date in the Immaculate Conception Mausoleum in Lawrence.
Ted requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to High Pointe House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830 or Lawrence General Hospital, 1 General St., Lawrence, MA 01841.