Thomas Edward “Eddie” Ford
“Eddie” Ford, 90, of Cedarview Road, Ipswich, died Monday, February 13,
2012, at Lahey Clinic, Burlington following his brief illness. He was
the husband of the late Leola (Langlais) Ford and the father of Valerie
Framingham, October 19, 1921, he was the son of the late Francis E. and
Evalda (Gingras) Ford. He worked as a young man at Limestone Air Force
Base and for Local 4 Operators Engineers as a heavy equipment operator.
During WWII he worked at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy. In the early
1960’s he owned and operated the Ipswich Gulf Station. A well-known
local businessman, he additionally served at one time as president of
the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce.
greatest love was teaching skiing at Cranmore Mountain in New
Hampshire. He was a good friend of Herbert Schneider and his father
Hannes from Austria who were the originators of the Alpine skiing method
in this country. He traveled to St. Anton, Austria to visit them and had
many fond memories of his time there. He also became an avid golfer and
fisherman, and enjoyed spending much time with his wife at their home in
the New Hampshire mountains.
He is survived by
a niece, Jacqueline Roux, a grand-niece Christine Tourville, and several nephews and close friends. He was
the brother of the late Charles Ford.
His funeral will be held 9 am
Saturday, February 18, 2012 from Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High
Street, Ipswich with the celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian
Burial 10 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, Linebrook Road, Ipswich. Family
and friends are respectfully welcomed. Interment will follow in the St.
Stephen Cemetery, Framingham. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
in his name may be made to Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue,
Boston, MA 02115.