Frederick Charles Radford (Fred) 88, a longtime resident of Georgetown, passed away peacefully after a brief illness the morning of May nineteenth. Fred was born in Everett, MA to the late John and Esther Radford. He graduated from Melrose High School, class of 1950, and attended Northeastern University. He served in the US Army from 1951 to 1954 and was stationed in Trieste Italy as a member of the 12th Field Artillery Battery. He spent over 30 years with New England Telephone & Telegraph Company, beginning his career as a lineman and eventually as a central office technician in Newburyport, MA. He was married sixty-two years to his wife Rebecca (Bennett) Radford . Moving to Georgetown in 1965, together they raised four children, and began their passion for camping and traveling spending many summers camping and exploring New England with their tent-trailer. During their retirement, Fred and Rebecca enjoyed many years
traveling the country in their motorhome. The family often heard him reminisce of his travels throughout the “lower 48”, how he had been everywhere and seen just about everything, always noting Maine was his favorite State, and the coast of Maine was among the most beautiful area he had ever seen! Fred had a passion for puttering, spending countless hours in his basement shop where he kept himself busy re-purposing whatever he could, fixing just about anything and crafting projects to give to family and friends.
Fred is survived by his wife, Rebecca (Bennett) Radford, his son’s Norman Radford, and his wife Ellen. Scott Radford and his wife Peg. His daughter’s Susan Cullen and her husband Phil. Joanne O’Donnell and her husband Joe. Fred (Boompa) adored and was very proud of all seven of his grandchildren, Will and Liza Radford, Justin and Corey McGuirk, Shaye, Brooke, and Lacey O’Donnell
Family and friends are invited to his Life Celebration on Wednesday morning, June 2nd at 11 o'clock in the Byfield Parish Church, 132 Jackman Street, Georgetown. Interment was private with Military Honors at the South Byfield Cemetery, Georgetown. For those who wish to share a memory of Fred with his family, please visit www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com
The Conte - Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown has been entrusted with Fred's care.
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