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Mar. 2, 1925 - Aug. 19, 2014
Frederick M. MacGregor, Jr., 89, of Sarasota and a former resident of Wellesley, MA, died Tuesday evening, August 19, 2014 in the comfort of his home.
Mr. MacGregor was born in Melrose, MA on March 2, 1925, the son of Frederick and Florence (Brophy) MacGregor. He was raised and educated in Melrose and was a graduate of Admiral Billard Naval Academy in New London, CT, Class of 1943. He later enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II serving in the South Pacific Theater of Operation.
Upon his honorable discharge from active service he returned home and attended Cornell University graduating in 1950 with a BS degree in Industrial Relations & Human Resources. While attending Cornell he was active with the ROTC program and reenlisted in the U.S. Army serving in Korea during the Korean Conflict. He was the recipient of the Silver Star Metal and was honorably discharged from the Army at the rank of Captain in 1951.
He worked as an industrial relations specialist employed at the Raytheon Corp in Sudbury, MA for many years, later going to work for Stone & Webster, a large engineering firm in Boston. Mr. MacGregor retired in December of 1989 and with his wife moved to Sarasota in January of 1990.
While in Wellesley, he was on the faculty at Northeastern Graduate School, teaching evening classes for over 15 years.
He was an active member of the Ivy League Club and the Meadows Country Club, both of Sarasota, and a past member of the Longwood Cricket Club in Wellesley.
Of his leisure time activities he enjoyed reading, tennis, golf and time spent with his family.
On January 12, 1952 in Melrose, MA, he was married to Ann Austin who survives.
Besides his faithful and loving wife of 62 years he leaves one daughter, Sandra O'Brien and her husband John of Lynn and Chatham, MA, a daughter-in-law, Anna MacGregor of Pittsburgh, PA, and two granddaughters, Alexis MacGregor and Ashley O'Brien.
He was predeceased by one son, Frederick M. MacGregor, III and a brother, Malcolm MacGregor.
Graveside Committal Rites and burial with military honors will be conducted Monday, August 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Austin family lot in Saint Michael's Parish Cemetery in Brattleboro, VT with Fr. James Dodson, pastor of Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Mr. MacGregor's name may be made to the Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087-7106, www.mskcc.org, or to the
, MA Chapter, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 or FL Chapter, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692, www.heart.org.
To sign an online register book with messages of e-condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Atamaniuk Funeral Home, Brattleboro, VT.
Atamaniuk Funeral Home
40 Terrace Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Published in Herald Tribune from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2014