Frederick K. Spellman
Frederick Kenneth Spellman Jr., 88, formerly of Randolph, MA, died in the Oak Knoll Healthcare Center in Framingham, MA on September 15, 2013. He was the (divorced) husband of the late Beatrice M. (Roderick) Drew. Mr. Spellman was born in South Brewer, Maine and lived in Portland ME, Boston and then in Randolph, MA for over 50 years.
Fred was a decorated WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from August 1943 to September 1945. He served in France and Germany as a member of Company I - 393rd infantry, 79th Division and was awarded the Purple Heart and Maine's Silver Star Honorable Service Medal. In addition, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Marksman, Bronze Star, and other associated European Campaign Medals. He participated in the Invasion of Normandy, in the capturing of Cherbourg and many other important cities in France. He was also among some of the first U.S. forces to cross the Rhine River into Nazi Germany, ending the campaign in Czechoslovakia.
In his youth, Fred loved to skate, swim and play town baseball. He coached Randolph's Babe Ruth League for many years. After leaving the service, Fred tried his hand at carpentry and woodworking and subsequently held positions as an electronics technician for Raytheon Corp. in Waltham and for LFE Electronics in Boston.
He is survived by three sons and one daughter: James M. Spellman of Amherst, NH; Gerald C. Spellman of Bridgewater, MA; Barry A. Spellman of Hooksett, NH; and Kathryn M. Spellman of Framingham, MA; one brother, Richard Spellman of Natick, MA; and three sisters, Joanne Rogers, Marion Edwards and Patricia Miclette. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Frederick K. Spellman Sr. and Mary A. (Richards) Spellman of Avon, MA; two brothers, Arthur Spellman of Norwood, MA, and Robert Spellman of Billerica, MA, and by his daughter, Sandra E. Genereux of Easton, MA.
Funeral from the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph, Friday at 9:15am followed by a funeral mass at St. Michael’s Church, Avon, at 10am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday 5-8pm. Interment St. Michael’s Cemetery, Avon. Late WWII US Army Veteran. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frederick’s name to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.
First Name: Bunny & Katie
Last Name: LaDouceur
Entry Date: 09/17/2013
Fred is finally resting in peace. Our thoughts are with you dear Kathy, Cindy, Ben & Sam.
First Name: Ed, Cindy and Alexander
Last Name: Moore
Entry Date: 09/18/2013
Dear Kathy, Cindy, Ben and Sam. We are very sorry for the loss of your Dad/GrandDad. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family.
First Name: Alyssa (maiden name: Spellman) and Jon
Last Name: Herb
Entry Date: 09/18/2013
We will miss you Grandpa Fred. We pray that you are resting peacefully with the Lord. May God bless and be with the family during this difficult time.
First Name: Peggie
Last Name: Colucci-Cahill
City: Kissimmee (Quincy, Ma)
Country: United States
Entry Date: 09/19/2013
Barry & Family....Sorry for your loss. I remember the days on Allen St when you lived across the street from the Keyes family. Treasure your memories.
First Name: Robert & Edwina (Nee Spellman)
Last Name: D'Aiuto
Entry Date: 09/20/2013
You are all in our thoughts & Prayers.
First Name: Joan
Last Name: Perry
City: Wesley Chapel
Entry Date: 09/21/2013
Dear Spellman Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I heard a lot about Freddie from his cousin and childhood friend Cliff known as Kip or Kippie Perry, my late husband. Kip had lot of wonderful memories of Freddie and spoke of him often. Our daughters, another Marian, and Bernice, too, send their thoughts and sympathy along with mine to you for a not to be forgotten gentleman. Joan Perry