Middlebury-Frederick S. King, age 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, CT 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, NH; his three grandsons, Adam, A.J., and Noah; his sisters, Shirley Annelli of Great Barrington, MA, and Lois Van Wagner of Watertown. Fred was predeceased by his sisters, Mae Elizabeth and Alice.
His funeral will be held on Friday April 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck, to St. John of the Cross Church, 1263 West Street, 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 held on Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Facial coverings and social distancing guidelines are required at the services. To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 199 Park Road Extension, Middlebury, CT 06762. A family gathering for Fred and Joan will be held at a later date to be announced by the family.
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