Frederick M. Kersey, longtime resident of Rockland, died Feb. 19th, 2014, at South Shore Healthcare Center in Rockland. He was the loving husband of the late Edythe (Buzzell) Kersey. Born in South Boston, he attended school in Boston before enlisting in the Marines at age 17. He served two tours in the Pacific during WWII, most notably at Guadalcanal, where he fought with 1st Marine Division, led by Marine legend, Lewis "Chesty" Puller. Upon returning home he married his high school sweetheart, who nursed him back to health from malaria. He was employed at the South Boston Postal Annex for many years. Known for his love of learning and good-natured wisecracks, he enjoyed reading, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Above all, he loved and adored his wife. He is survived by four daughters, Barbara Tilden and her husband Dean of Rockland, Julia Finn of Rockland, Mary Dunn of Plymouth, Ellen Long and her husband Michael of Rockland; two sons, Thomas and wife Joanne Kersey of Newport, NH and Martin and wife Jackie Kersey of Lancaster, SC; as well as 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate his life on Sunday, February 23, 2014 in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St. Rockland from 4-7 p.m. A private family Funeral Service and burial will take place. Donations in his memory may be made to The Hospice of the South Shore c/o 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370-1055. For directions or to share memories on Fredericks Tributes page, visit, www.magounbiggins.com.
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Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home
135 Union St Rockland, MA 02370
Published in The Enterprise on Feb. 22, 2014