Ted Gassett

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Theodore L. “Ted” Gassett, 76, a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, died peacefully Oct. 21. He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Carol A. (Stevens) Gassett; their children, William A. Gassett and partner Adrienne Hollis, and Ann Michelle Dragsbaek and husband Torin, all of Hopkinton; four grandchildren, Maddie, Cole, Morgan and Luke Dragsbaek; two brothers, Jim Gassett of Florida and Tom Gassett of Colombia; and many nieces, nephews and their families. He was the brother of the late John, Joseph and Eugene Gassett, and the late Charles Rutkowski.

Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ann (Foy) Gassett, and was a graduate of Hopkinton High School, Class of 1961. Mr. Gassett served honorably in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1964-70. A builder and real estate developer, he owned and operated Circa 1700 Builders and Bay State Housewrights of Hopkinton. Ted was a longtime parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church and was a president and member of the Hopkinton Kiwanis. He loved York Beach, Maine, enjoyed westerns and keeping up with current events on CNN and Fox News.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 26 in St. John the Evangelist Church, followed by burial in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.