PROSPECT — Albert P. Fried, 85, of Prospect, the loving husband of Rita (McDonald) Fried, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury after a long battle with cancer.
He was born July 25, 1930, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., son of the late Francis and Blanche (Myers) Fried. He served in the Air Force from 1951-55, stationed in England, achieving the rank of staff sergeant. He moved to New York in 1955, where he met his future bride in 1958 when they worked at the headquarters of U.S. Rubber (later Uniroyal). They were married Feb. 20, 1960 in Brooklyn, and lived there until 1965.
He and his family moved to Prospect in 1965. He was a longtime member of the Elks Lodge 967 in Naugatuck, a member of the Prospect Senior Center, an avid golfer into his early 80s who played in the Uniroyal Twilight League at Hop Brook Golf Course in Naugatuck, and was a huge fan of UConn womens basketball and the New York Yankees.
In addition to his wife of 56 years, he is survived by a daughter, Fran, of Prospect; son, Jim and his wife Sharon, of Terryville; son, Ken and his wife Cher of Naugatuck; two granddaughters, Megan and Britney Fried, of Naugatuck; sisters, Elner and Theresa (Blanche), both of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Mary Olshan, of Tunkhannock, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by brothers, William (Gene), Gilbert and Francis Fried, and a sister, Shirley Fried.
The family would like to thank his oncologist, Dr. Joseph Bowen, and his staff; his family physician, Dr. Edmund Caporaso, and his staff; the St. Mary’s Hospital Emergency Room and Critical Care Unit staffs; Carla Larocque of VNA Health at Home, Inc., of Watertown; and the staff of Cheshire House of Waterbury for all their care, kindness and support throughout his illness.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Road, (Route 69), Prospect. Members of the Naugatuck Elks Club will assemble for a service at the funeral home on Sunday at 7 p.m. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 23, at St. Anthony’s Church, routes 68 and 69, Prospect. Burial will follow immediately at Prospect Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Al asked that donations be made in his name to St. Anthony’s Church or the Prospect Senior Center.