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Louis Henry "Dutch" Frey

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BERLIN, N.Y. -- Louis Henry “Dutch” Frey, 91, a lifelong resident of Berlin, died on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004 at the Hoosick Falls Health Center.

Born in Berlin on June 4, 1912, he was the son of the late William and Hazel Mae Groux Frey. He was the loving husband of the late Nina Alice Nichols Frey, who died on Sept. 13, 2003. They were married in Berlin on Aug. 16, 1936.

Dutch graduated from Berlin High School and was a 1937 graduate of the Troy Business College. He worked at the Taconic Valley Bank (now Fleet) in various positions until 1960. Mr. Frey then was employed by the Berlin Central School District as its business manager.

He retired in 1977. Dutch then filled in at the bank during summer vacations. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Berlin, where over the years he held the positions of deacon, trustee and treasurer.

He and his late wife loved to travel. Their trips brought them to Alaska and Hawaii among other areas. They spent four to five months a year wintering in New Port Richie, Fla., from 1979 until 1996. In his spare time, Dutch enjoyed carpentry and working with plastic canvas.

Survivors in include his daughter and son-in-law, A. Elaine and Robert Michael of Berlin; a sister, Kathrin Hakes and a nephew, Charles Hakes, both of Berlin; six grandsons, seven granddaughters, 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to funeral services at the First Baptist Church of Berlin, 15 N. Main St., on Wednesday at 11 a.m. where the Rev. Richard Rizzi, pastor, will officiate. A calling hour will precede the services starting at 10 a.m.

Interment will follow in the Berlin Baptist Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Berlin in loving memory of Dutch Frey. Arrangements are under the direction of the Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home of Petersburgh.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 12, 2004
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