Connie was born September 21, 1919, in Bolton, England. Ted was born April 21, 1918, in Peterborough, England. They both emigrated to the United States when they were 2.
Connie and Ted met at a volunteer fire department dance in 1938. They fell in love, and were married on Connie’s birthday, September 21, 1940, settling in Pawtucket, RI.
Ted entered the Navy and was stationed in Pensacola FL, with Connie by his side. Their first daughter, Carolyn, was born June 2, 1942. While on leave, Ted took up fishing, a sport he enjoyed his whole life. They returned to Pawtucket RI, where their second daughter, Joanne was born February 25, 1947.
That same year, Ted built a summer cottage in Matunuck RI. Connie and Ted enjoyed many years of fishing in the years that followed. That love of fishing was passed on to their daughter Carolyn’s son, Michael Cimarusti…in spite of the fact that Ted made Michael clean and fillet the day’s catch.
Ted, passed away January 1, 1996, and now fishes in that great ocean in the sky…
Connie and Ted’s is inspired by their story, their love for family, and the good times they spent together fishing off the shores of New England. At Connie and Ted’s you’ll find simply prepared fish and shellfish, inspired by the classic clam shacks, oyster bars, and fish houses, that dot the New England Seaboard and the Western Coast.