William J. \u201cJoe\u201d Teagarden, of Ridgefield, CT, passed away at the age of 82 on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, after a short illness. A resident of Ridgefield since 1971, he is predeceased by his first wife, Judy, and son, Michael. Family members who survive him are his second wife, Donna Lawrence; his daughter, Susan and her partner, Ellyn Freeman; his son, David and his wife, Bobbi and sons Joe and Julian; and son, Brian and wife, Amelia. Joe spent his career at IBM, retiring in 1989, after which he pursued various hobbies, specifically collecting and restoring antique cars, antique clocks, and antique music boxes. He was an active member of the Music Box Society International, a past president of the Ridgefield Lions Club, a member of various town commissions, and the Ridgefield Men\u2019s Club. He was a highly respected member of the\u00a0Unitarian\u00a0Universalist Congregation of Danbury. He will especially miss his weekly lunches at Dimitri\u2019s with his friends, \u201cthe lunch bunch.\u201d A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury, 24 Clapboard Ridge, Danbury, on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 12 noon, to be followed by lunch hosted by Joe\u2019s family. Please join us (in Joe\u2019s words) in a \u201ccelebration of a good life\u201d.\u00a0 In lieu of flowers, please donate to UUCD, at the above address, in his memory. Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.