Obituary: Frederick S. King

Frederick S. King

MIDDLEBURY — Frederick S. King, 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital Hospice VITAS Innovative Care unit. He was the loving husband to the late Joan Adele (Moritis) King for 53 years.

Fred was born in Winsted on July 12, 1939, son of the late Frederick Elmer and Estella (Clark) King. He was a longtime Middlebury resident and received his master’s degree from Post College. He retired from the State of Connecticut and worked in the finance department at Bullard Haven Technical School in Bridgeport for many years. Fred enjoyed bowling, horseshoes, gardening and softball, but his true passion was fishing. He was also an active committee member and treasurer in Boy Scout Troop 5 in Middlebury, where both of his sons attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and was stationed in Berlin, Germany.

He is survived by his sons, Frederick J. King II and his wife, Katherine, of Alexandria, Va., and Jared A. King of Salisbury, N.H.; his three grandsons, Adam, A.J. and Noah; his sisters, Shirley Annelli of Great Barrington, Mass., and Lois Van Wagner of Watertown. Fred was predeceased by his sisters, Mae Elizabeth and Alice.

His funeral will be on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 10 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, to St. John of the Cross Church, 1263 West St., Middlebury, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury. Visitation will be Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Facial coverings and social distancing guidelines are required at the services. A family gathering for Fred and Joan will be held at a later date to be announced by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 199 Park Road Extension, Middlebury, CT 06762.

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