Edward “Ted” Little

YORK – Those lucky enough to have known Edward “Ted” Little gained a clearer understanding of the ways in which God works through human hands. Ted’s selfless devotion to his family and friends, and his joyful following of God’s calling to serve others, are the legacy he leaves. God called Ted home on the morning of May 16, 2021, a few months short of his 81st birthday.

Born in Nashua, N.H., to Edward and Mary (Geno) Little, Ted recalled a wonderful childhood with his brother Bob and sister Tami. He spent nearly 10 summers at his beloved Camp O-AT-KA in East Sebago, as both a camper and a counselor and later as a longstanding corporation member and president. Ted credited O-AT-KA and its values as forming him into the person he became.

Ted attended Winchester High School (1958) in Massachusetts and graduated with a bachelor’s in Business Administration from UNH in 1962. Within two short years, he met and married the love of his life, Suzanne (Murphy) Little, and their marriage spanned 57 years until Ted’s passing.

To sum up what Ted meant to his family is beyond the power of mere words on a page. To his wife, he was a best friend, a steadfast partner, and an unshakeable rock through all of life’s joys and trials. He and Sue had the best relationship his children had ever seen. To his children, he was a role model that no one could top, and he raised each of them, without judgment and with only the purest of love, to the fullest of each’s own unique potential.

Ted and Sue were active members of St. George’s Episcopal Church in York, where Ted served on the vestry and as a junior warden. Ted’s love for York and his passion for fairness and equity led him to advocate on issues of workforce housing, energy, and diversity, among others. He served for five years as a member of the York Board of Selectmen and was currently serving on the town’s budget committee at the time of his death.

Ted leaves his wife Sue; son, Edward Jr. and wife Virginia, daughter, Ann Little and partner Karen Magnusson, daughter, Catherine Little, and daughter, Darcy Rice and husband Jeff. He loved his grandchildren Anna, Alice, Ginny, Ellis, Mason, Alden, and Ansel, all of whom will miss their “Pupup” very much.

A public memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 19, at 1 p.m. at Trinity Church, 546 York St., York Harbor. A more detailed obituary for Ted is available at https://www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com/obituary/EdwardW-Little.

Lucas and Eaton Funeral Home, York, is assisting with arrangements. Visit http://www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ted’s name to

Camp O-AT-KA,

P.O. Box 239,

Sebago, ME 04029

or online at https://campoatka.org/alumni/giving-opportunities/

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