In Memory of

Arthur

Leroy

"Art"

Tedford

Obituary for Arthur Leroy "Art" Tedford

Arthur "Art" Tedford was born on his parents 15th anniversary, on 04/23/1935. He passed away on 01/13/2023 after a battle with cancer. He was the 6th of 8 children born to George and Mildred (Polster) Tedford. He attended school in Manchester and Hartford, earning his degree in criminal justice under the Korean GI bill. He was predeceased by brothers Walter, George, Milton and Ronald, and sisters Martha Ponticelli and Margaret Larkin. He is survived by his wife Faith Ann of 66 years, brother Richard and his wife Delores, daughters Debra and husband Edward, Joan and husband John, Pamela and husband Frank, Patricia; eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Art thanks you for letting him be your husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin, friend. Art was faithful to UConn women's basketball and enjoyed extensive scroll saw wood work, creating many of his own patterns.
In lieu of flowers a donation to a cancer research center of choice is appreciated.
A graveside service will be held at Center Cemetery, 1405 Boston Turnpike Coventry, CT at 11 AM on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.