Theodore “Ted” J. Holly Sr., 85, of Milford, retired from AVCO Lycoming Textron as a supervisor of manufacturing,  later retiring from the Heim Ball Bearing as a manager of quality control, husband of Lillian (Sova) Holly, died April 26.

Born in Bridgeport on Dec. 20, 1930, to the late Sophie (Nevelus) Holly and John Holly Sr.; U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Besides his wife, survivors include three children, Theodore J. Holly Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth of Seymour, Shelley Moyher and her husband, Stephen of East Haven and Marc Holly Sr. and his wife, Ruth of Mass., eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, brothers, Donald (Carol) Holly of Milford and John Holly, Jr. of Virginia., his sister, Barbara (Donald) Rogers of Massachusetts., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Also predeceased by two brothers, Richard "Tippy" Holly and Edward "Corky" Holly and his grandson.