John "Ted"'s Story

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NASHUA, NH - John "Ted" Wingate, 83, of Nashua, N.H., and formerly of Windham, N.H., died peacefully Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare in Nashua, surrounded by family and friends.
He was born October 19, 1934, in Winchester, Mass., son of the late Walter and Grace (Edwards) Wingate.
Ted established the Precision Balancing & Machine shop in Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1966. Ten years later he moved the shop to Hudson, N.H., where it has remained a family business for over 40 years.
He was a founding member of Ty-Rods Car Club, and enjoyed building engines and driving hot rods and motorcycles. He was meticulous in his craft and was always willing to lend a hand or put in the long, extra hours to help out a friend. Ted always had a positive attitude and a persistent sense of humor. He was a larger-than-life character that will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We will all carry a piece of his spirit from here forward.
Ted's loving family includes two sons, Randall Wingate, and his long time girlfriend Bonnie Cronin, of Windham, N.H., Chad Wingate of Prescott, Ariz.; a brother Barry Wingate and his wife Jean of Bristol, N.H.; a sister Sandra Linck and her husband Richard of Thornton, N.H.; as well as many dear friends.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, March 10, from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St., in Hudson, N.H. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages massive burnouts or donations be made in Ted's loving memory to the pan-mass challenge, Dana Farber Cancer Institute (http://profile.pmc.org/RW0171). To share an online message of condolence, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.
Published on March 4, 2018
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