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Frederick C. Lindley

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Frederick C. Lindley, 69, a lifelong resident of Williamstown died on Friday, April 1, 2005, at his residence following a long illness.

He was born Sept. 7, 1935 and was the son of the late Frederick C. and Helen (Decker) Lindley. He has lived his entire life in Williamstown. Mr. Lindley is a graduate of Williamstown High School, class of 1953 and from the Williams College School of Banking in 1970.

As a youth, he worked at the family business, the Chickadee Diner, on Cold Spring Road and also at Galusha’s farm. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 until 1958 aboard the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Valley Forge as an airplane mechanic. Mr. Lindley was also stationed at Naval bases in Norfolk, Va. and Ouonset Point, R.I. Following discharge from the Navy, he worked for Earl Coones Construction and Connors Brothers Movers. He married the former Carol Lee Myers on Sept. 24, 1960 at the first Baptist Church of North Adams. In 1969 he became employed as a customer service officer at the former Williamstown National Bank and with its mergers, Bank of Boston, First Service Bank, Peoples Bank and Bank of New England.

Fred was member of the First Baptist Church of Williamstown and Williams Lodge of Masons. Prior to his illness he enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, snowmobiling and cutting wood.

He leaves his wife of 44 years of Williamstown; his three children, Peter Lindley and Dara Lindley of Pownal, Vt. and Rebecca Williams of New Fairfield, Conn.; one sister, Barbara Rennell of North Adams; three grandchildren, Justin and Amanda Williams and Jennifer Lindley; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday morning, April 4, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Williamstown.

Interment will follow in the family lot in Eastlawn Cemetery in Williamstown. There are no calling hours scheduled.

Memorials in his honor may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter in Shaftsbury, Vt. through the George M. Hopkins Funeral Home, 61-67 Spring St., Williamstown, MA 02167
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 2, 2005
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