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John W. "Jack" Tedder III
  • 72 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 28, 1940
  • Date of passing: Feb 12, 2013
The void in our lives, catastrophic The memories, a gift to treasure The love, beyond measure We will remember you forever... Our Hero, Our Daddy, Our Poppy Hee Haw! We Love You...

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one,

John W. "Jack" Tedder III, 72, born on June 28, 1940 and passed away on February 12, 2013.

Strange,isn't it?

Each man's life

touches so many

other lives

When he isn't around

he leaves an

awful hole,

doesn't he?

...

 It's Been A Wonderful Life!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 18th October 2017

"Hi Daddy- I miss your voice...I just wanted to drop in and let you know we all miss you terribly.  Bo just made the Mass Elite team for Football! Aliviah scored 3 goals at her field hockey game yesterday!! And she's trying out for a nationals field hockey indoor team right now. I wish with all my heart you could sit with me and see them grow and just be their best friends, because I know in my heart you would be so close to them. Aliviah would be so adoring of you and I know in my heart Bobo would be your best little buddy. He is so much like you, Daddy.  It makes me feel like there's a piece of you in him. He has your sense of style. His outfits and his socks are always on point :)  ... We miss you and I love you more than you'll ever know. Hugs and kisses to the best Daddy in the world. Love you xo"

This tribute was added by tracey wilder on 12th October 2017

"Hi Daddy, I love you, and miss you so much!
Love, Tracey xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 24th August 2017

"I just miss you Daddy...SO much. It's hard for me to think of you and look at your picture without crying and being so angry I don't have you here by my side... but I love you and I hope you are watching the kids grow. They miss you so much...I know Bo would be your very best friend and that breaks my heart to pieces. You are two peas in a pod. I love you, Daddy...forever xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 31st July 2017

"Hi Daddy-

We watched Friday Night Lights last night... I remember how much you loved this show... I only wish I watched it when you watched it at the time, so we could share how amazing it is!!  It's hard watching it knowing I can't call you and get your reaction because you watched it years ago...i know you'd get a kick out of us watching it now because you'd get to relive it! I remember you trying to get me to watch it back then!! If only I had... I love you and I think of you the whole time we are watching it... xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 28th June 2017

"Happy Birthday Daddy!!"

This tribute was added by tracey wilder on 28th June 2017

"Happy Birthday Daddy! I love you! Your the BEST Father in the whole world.
I hope you are doing all the things you love! We will see you later! Hugs and kisses to you Daddy, I miss you so much!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox Love Tracey"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 19th June 2017

"Happy Father's Day to the best Daddy in the world! I love you so much and miss you more...it's not easy and it never will be. I'm thankful to have been so lucky to have you as my Daddy...I just wish I had more time with you and I will never stop missing you every moment. It's hard to go through day's like Father's Day and know I can't hug you. I hope you know how much I love and miss you.  You are everything! I hope you realize the amazing, perfect father you were to me my whole life. I love you forever, Daddy  xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 2nd May 2017

"Hi Daddy-
I miss you so much...Thought of you and almost started crying in the car today with Bo. We were waiting at car drop off and he was asking if my new car (daddy, I got a new car!!!) played movies and I happened to have already put in a DVD the other day for Bo... It's the Bearded Brothers - The Red Sox 2013 season and the world series win. I'll never forget it because I remember feeling as though you did that - you made sure they won that season. I always felt you had some play in that...I also had such a hard time not being able to call you after that win. Those were the thoughts that ran through my head as the dvd played...I wonder if I'll ever not think of you with everything like that. It makes each day very very hard. I hope you are with me and you know I love you and miss you so very much ... it's so hard without you, Daddy. I love you forever...and ever xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 6th March 2017

"Thought of you all last week... It was Aliviah's 13th birthday.  You and Mom got her a beautiful bike. I know you were the one who directed me to the PERFECT bike after all this time Aliviah's waiting for one!! The fact that it even said "Liv" on it as the name brand and it was light turquoise...such signs!!  I think of all that the kids are missing with you. The things they would be learning and loving about you. How they would appreciate the sweet, caring loving Poppy you are. They'd never know anyone like you with your compliments and enthusiasm in their life...I know it would make their world. I hate that they will miss out on that in life. It is painful to think of. But I know you will find a way to instill your heart and soul in them. I miss you everyday, Daddy.  Love you forever and always xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 13th February 2017

"Hi Daddy-
It never gets easier... Yesterday was just so awful. I did my best not to relive anything...much too painful and full of torture. I had a moment where I remembered you making me laugh, for what I had no idea was the very last time. I will cherish that moment and you for as long as I live. For the amount of love I have for you, I have pain. It's been so hard, but I'm trying to live to make you proud. I love you and miss you more than words could ever express, Daddy. xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 26th January 2017

"Hi Daddy-
In hearing about Mary Tyler Moore's passing, it reminded me of a song that whenever I hear it, reminds me of you. It's the song from the MTM show, but the version from Joan Jett. "Love Is All Around"... I have it on my playlist and when I hear it, it gives me a boost. I feel like this song puts into words just how you believed in me and how you and Mommy were always ALWAYS my biggest cheerleader. This is our song for me. I feel like it sums up my life and my parents. I feel like I hear this and I'm refreshed and confidence rises because I know you have always felt this way about me and have always instilled the words in the song in me. I'm grateful to hear a song like this and feel so happy and blessed that I feel like you want me to listen carefully...as though the words are from you. I'm so lucky and I love you, Daddy!!! xo

Lyrics: Love Is All Around

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day
and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?

Well it's you, girl, and you should know it
with each glance and every little movement you show it

Love is all around no need to fake it
You can have the town, why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all

How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, and girl, this time you're all alone
But it's time you started living
It's time you let someone else do some giving

Love is all around no need to fake it
You can have the town, why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all

You're the one most likely to succeed
Just be sure to keep your head, 'cause girl, you know that's all you need
Everyone around adores you
Don't give up, the world is waiting for you

Love is all around no need to waste it
You can have the town, why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
And suddenly make it all seem worthwhile
Well it's you, girl, and you should know it
with each glance and every little movement you show it

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have the town, why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all
You're gonna make it after all"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 27th December 2016

"Miss you so much right now. Life is way too hard without you, I wish I could have you to talk to and get advice on so many things. Mostly, I wish you were here to protect and shield me from all the things you did when you were here... I can not believe the void I have in my life. I love you and pray that you are watching over me, Daddy.  Love you so much xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 22nd December 2016

"Missing you so much, Daddy... Christmas time is so so hard.
love you - xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 1st December 2016

"Hi Daddy!!
Bo and Bobby won the New England Championship for football!! Not having you with me was very hard... but I know you were watching over Bo. He had 3 touchdowns! The score was 19-6... I know he had you watching over him and enjoying every moment, I just know you would never miss it. I pray you know how much we miss and love you. It wasn't the same not being able to call you or hear you yelling for him and video'ing his game! These are the moments that are hardest...I know I have to be happy for Bo, but I am so sad to not share this with you.  It's been hard trying to learn to balance these feelings. I miss and love you every second of everyday. Love you, Daddy!! xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 22nd November 2016

"Hi Daddy... it's me.  Wanted to let you know that Bo wears purple socks to every football game. While most wear pink for breast cancer awareness... your BoBo wears purple.  He told me he wears Purple for Poppy. He loves you and misses you so much, I'm so thankful he remembers you vividly. I pray he always does. He is a piece of you, Daddy. I wish so badly you could be with me this Friday to watch him in the New England Championship game. It breaks my heart to not have you with me and to share in this with him. You would be his biggest fan. You are two peas in a pod. I can just imagine the joy you'd have laying on the couch with Bo watching sports. You'd be in your glory. I love and miss you so very much, Daddy... xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 22nd November 2016

"Hi Daddy... just wanted to come here and hear your voice. I miss you so much.  I love you, Daddy... xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 9th November 2016

"Daddy!!! DADDY!!!!  Oh my gosh!! Votes in heaven counted last night. I will believe that for the rest of my life... I know you were with me, I felt it. It's been a very very long time since I've felt happiness. This election outcome brought me such happiness. Our votes counted today, Daddy.  You'd be so proud to be an American today. I know it. It made up for 4 years ago and the Romney devastation.  I miss you so much! I wanted to call you last night or morning at 2:40. I wanted to so badly. I miss you and my heart aches. I'm thankful I feel that you are beside me every moment I need you. I love you so much, Daddy!! Love you forever, every second of everyday - I miss you and Love you!!! xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 9th November 2016

"Daddy.... I'm thinking of you and my stomach is in knots over the election tonight!!! I know in my heart you are with me tonight. 4 years ago we were devasted beyond... I am praying tonight the same is not in store.  Praying that votes from Heaven count tonight... I love you, Daddy. Mommy is so alone through this without you. I hope she can feel your arms around her... I love you, Daddy!!! SOOOO MUCH!! Xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 1st November 2016

"Daddy...what a hard day Halloween was. I was sad all day thinking of the kids being little and how much I love Halloween... and how much I would give to have it be 5 years ago so the kids would be little and you would be at our house showing up in your "Scream" costume to scare the kids and have fun with us. I can not begin to tell you how much I miss you... it's beyond anything I could ever imagine. I love Halloween so much and I love and appreciate how you would dress up for the kids on Halloween. I love and miss you forever and always Daddy xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 19th September 2016

"Hi Daddy-
Bo had a great game yesterday. Scored a couple of touchdowns, feel like they were for you. It's so hard to not have you there to see him you would go out of your mind, you'd be so proud.  Aliviah has her first field hockey game today... I'm sad I won't be able to report back to you. I know in my heart you will be watching over her. I miss you beyond words, Daddy. Wish I could call you right now... I love you, Daddy. xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 7th September 2016

"Hi Daddy...
We went to Canobie Friday, just me and the kids. We had so much fun... I just wish when we went back to your house after, you were there. Nothing is the same without you. I had a very hard time watching Bo sit just where you would and watch sports. I would have given anything in that moment to have you sitting with him watching college football. You and Bo would be so close... you are so alike and I'm so grateful. Watching him sitting there alone watching football, I felt so robbed - that you are not with him enjoying it. It's what you would have dreamed of...watching sports with a grandson that is as much into it as you are. But instead of feeling robbed, I promised myself I will focus on how grateful I am that Bo is so much like you. I am so lucky that Bo has so many of your beautiful qualities. I miss you everyday, Daddy. Love you so very much... xo *hugs to heaven*"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 31st August 2016

"Daddy,
Such an emotional couple of days without you... Bo started 5th grade yesterday and Aliviah started 7th. I'm thinking of you non-stop because you appreciated every second watching these babies grow. It's devastating not having you to send these first day of school pics to. You'd be the first one to call and let me know how pretty Aliviah is and how cool Bo looks. I miss you every second of every day. I pray the kids remember how much you love and adore them and just how much you appreciated every second you had with them... I'd give the world to have you back. I love you, Daddy.  xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 15th August 2016

"Thinking of you, Daddy... Just wanted to say Hi. Wanted to let you know that I see you in Bobo more and more every day. He has your dance moves (lucky) and your baseball moves and speed.  I feel so lucky to have a piece of you to look to with Bobo. Oh and that "surprise drink" that turned out Cherry coke... Bo and I know it was you. I love that he knows that...You are deep within my heart and will be forever... I miss you beyond words, Daddy. I love you...xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 20th July 2016

"Just wanted to say Hi and I love you... thinking of you... there was a worker at the house that saw your picture on the wall. The one of you playing the drums at the fundraiser years ago... He was so fascinated by it and wanted to know everything about you and how old you are. I had to clear the lump in my throat to answer him. I will never ever be able to speak of you in the past tense, Daddy.  Because you live in my heart and my soul all day everyday for the rest of my life. I love you!! xo I love my Dad the Drummer!! xo"

This tribute was added by tracey wilder on 28th June 2016

"Happy Birthday Daddy!
I love you so much!! It is so hard not having you here to celebrate your birthday...my heart aches. We are all getting together today at Wendy's, and hope you do join us!
Happy Birthday from Mom...she loves you! xoxoxoxo
Love ,Tracey xoxox"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 28th June 2016

"Happy Birthday Daddy... I love you so much. I wish we could celebrate with an ice cream cake... I love you and miss you beyond words. Days like today are tougher than all the others, but everyday is so hard without you.  Love you forever... Happy Birthday in Heaven to my Hero, My Daddy ... xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 20th June 2016

"Happy Father's Day to my Hero!!  I love you so so much, Daddy! The void is so hard today... people say it gets easier, but really it doesn't. It just becomes part of the torture that you learn to live and deal with and over time becomes how you are forced to live.  I promise to try to live everyday being a great Mom and making you proud. I'm hoping today, you were with me and so proud watching your grandson pitch in his game...baseball is you. You were in my mind the whole game. I would give the world to be able to sit with you and watch Bo play baseball!! You would be in your glory.  I feel so robbed of not being able to share this with you.  But... I believed you were watching Bo and right there with him.  Thinking that way is what saves me.  I love you so much, Daddy. I miss you beyond words... Love you forever!! Happy Father's Day!! xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 17th June 2016

"The thought of Father's Day Sunday... makes me very sad. But I'm forcing myself to celebrate you and be thankful for all that you've given me. My positivity, my strength, my humor... all things I've needed to get through life now without you. Harder than I could ever imagine. But I think you are the most amazing Daddy a girl could ever wish or dream for. My wishes and dreams all came true because you are my Daddy...forever and always. I love you Daddy!! xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 8th June 2016

"Hi Daddy... I know you were with me this morning. I'm glad you gave me a sign.  I always know you are still here when I need you.  You are amazing because you are still taking away my tears by showing me you are watching over me. I love you so much, Daddy!  xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 26th May 2016

"Thinking of you, Daddy...  Today is my 15th Wedding Anniversary.
On this very day 15 years ago was our Father/Daughter dance.  
I had dreamed of that moment my whole life since you are the most amazing dancer... You fulfilled my dreams with that dance, it was the most precious dance of my life.
A memory that lives in my heart and one of the best moments of my entire life. I am so grateful to look back on that with such happiness. I remember loving that you were happy with my song choice.  I didn't want the traditional "daddy's girl" because that wasn't my style, that wasn't "us".  So when I found Peter Cetera's Daddy's Girl - I just knew it was meant for us.  I knew the parts that were fast would showcase your moves! haha :)  I'm sure no one knew it, but you had only heard the song when I chose it and played it that 1 time... and you grabbed me and we danced...so unplanned. And we didn't do it again until my wedding day.  You led me like a pro and I know everyone thought we choreographed and practiced. We were so in the moment on that day, it was perfect... Just like I always imagined when I was a little girl.  
Like so many other gifts you have given me in life - this one is at the top of the list.  I'll always be "Daddy's Girl"...  love you, Daddy. xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 24th May 2016

"Daddy,
Your memories
have become
my heartbeats
which means I am
thinking of you
all the time
just to stay alive...
Miss you...
Love you...
forever and ever..."

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 24th May 2016

"Hi Daddy - I know you are with me... I see the signs and it makes me smile. I miss you so very much, Daddy. I love you forever xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 17th April 2016

"Good Night, Daddy... thinking of you every second, hoping you are watching over me.  I need you in my life so desperately. Love you forever... Sweet Dreams xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 12th April 2016

"God, Daddy... I honestly need you so much at this moment...
I miss you beyond what any words could ever describe.  
I love and miss you more and more every single day, Daddy.  
I want you to just come home, Daddy
xo-wendy"

This tribute was added by tracey wilder on 24th March 2016

"Daddy, I just wanted to tell you I love you!

Love,
Tracey"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 18th March 2016

"Hi Daddy... Life has never seemed harder... and I know so clearly you were the light in my life and the glue that held everything together... our rock. Daddy, I miss you beyond words... I hope you know I love you and miss you every second ... xo"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 14th March 2016

"Hi Daddy... Just wanted to let you know that I think BoBo has your dance moves.  I know this would make you smile :)
Love you, Daddy :)"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 3rd March 2016

"Hi Daddy-
It's Me...  I think of you every single second, it seems.  I miss you and I love you... always and forever, Daddy... xo"

This tribute was added by tracey wilder on 12th February 2016

"Daddy...This day 3 years ago was the absolute worst day of my life. I lost the most precious man in my life. The pain was unbearable! And now on this very day that we lost you, my heart aches so much...what I would give to have you back. I want you to know that I get comfort knowing your with me, and are watching us, and our kids grow, and that we will all be together again.

I love you so much Daddy! xo
Love,
Tracey"

This tribute was added by WENDY TEDDER MACCORMACK on 12th February 2016

"Daddy... I can't begin to describe how painful this day is. It took me 3 years to be able to create this site... I needed a place to visit you. Life doesn't feel real without you...nothing seems to matter without you here. I love you so much and live my life trying to make you proud every single day... I'm dedicated to celebrating your life and legacy and honoring the simply perfect man you are.  My Hero, My Daddy... I love you forever!

xo -Wendy xo"


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