Fort Fairfield – Laurell F. “Ted” Doody Sr., 81, husband of Joyce M. (Wasson) Doody, passed away Monday evening, March 29, 2021 at a Caribou healthcare facility, following a brief illness. He was born March 10, 1940 in Washburn, the son of Lloyd and Cecile (Mosher) Doody.
Ted attended Washburn schools and was married to Joyce M. Wasson on August 15, 1959. Ted first became employed by Thurber Holt Farms in Fort Fairfield, then moved to Leominster, MA, where he worked as an offset printer for Rand-Whitney Printing for twenty years. Following his return to Aroostook County, Ted became employed as an emergency medical technician and fire fighter for the Fort Fairfield Fire Department. He later worked at The Aroostook Medical Center as maintenance supervisor, and retired from TAMC as a locksmith.
Ted greatly enjoyed building birdhouses and helping others. He also was fond of fishing and was a great sports fan, especially the Red Sox and Patriots, but his favorite sports teams included his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ted was truly the happiest when he was around his family.
In addition to his parents, Ted was predeceased by his daughter, Elaine Saucier; three brothers, Ronald Mosher, Eugene and Lloyd Doody; one sister, Betty Little.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joyce Doody of Fort Fairfield; two sons, Laurell “Todd” Doody Jr. of Biddeford, Stephen Doody and his wife Jeannine of Fort Fairfield; one daughter, Kim Murchison and her husband Shawn of Flowery Branch, GA; one sister, Joyce Plummer of Presque Isle; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Friday, April 2, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield. A facemask is required and the number of guest permitted in the facility at one time is limited. A graveside service will take place at a later date at Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Doody to the Jefferson Cary Foundation, P.O. Box 89, Caribou, Maine 04736. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com .