Thursday, June 24, 2021


Theodore Alfred Tichy, Sr.


Theodore (Ted) Alfred Tichy, Sr., 88, a longtime resident of Madison, passed away peacefully Oct. 1 at his home. Ted was born in Middletown on Nov. 30, 1931, son of the late Frank J. Tichy and Mollie (Seifert) Tichy of Guilford.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Elizabeth (Betty) (Gumkowski) Tichy, children Carol Tichy DiCorleto (Anthony) of Madison, Nancy DeBerardino (Don) of Charlestown, Rhode Island, Ted Tichy, Jr., (Mary Mullins) of West Milan, New Hampshire, and Gretchen Higgins (Jeff) of Madison. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Alexandria Tichy and Jessie (Tichy) Paine, and Megan, Taylor, Timothy, and Emily Higgins; great-grandchildren Warren and Juliet Paine; brother Donald Tichy of Madison; sister Doris Benton (Bob) of Florida; and many dear nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers Edwin, Frank, and Henry, and six sisters, Emelia Anderson, Alice McCarthy, Verna Pucella, Iola Goodison, Clara Foster, and Sandra Cox.

Before retirement, Ted worked as a carpenter with his brother Henry (Tichy Brothers), and continued the same with many projects for each of his children. He was a lifetime member of both the North Guilford and North Madison Volunteer Fire Departments. He served proudly in the Connecticut National Guard and was federally mobilized to Germany during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed everything in life, and always had a deep, hearty laugh and a smile for everyone.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, memorial and burial services are being planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 11 Race Hill Rd., Guilford, CT 06437, or pass along a smile to everyone you meet! Arrangements are in the care of the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St., Guilford. For an online obituary, visit

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