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Freddo, Steven C.  
Steven C. Freddo, 64, of Andover, beloved husband of Sharon Freddo, died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital, surrounded by his family. Steve was born on Sept. 13, 1952, in Manchester, the son of Eleanor (Morrison) Freddo and the late Joseph A. Freddo. He was a graduate of Bolton High School in 1970 and went on to graduate from Middlesex Community College. Steve worked as an EMT for Manchester Ambulance which sparked a career in emergency services. Steve went on to work as a constable with the CT State Police, Troop K in Colchester and later served as a police officer in East Windsor and South Windsor. As an officer in South Windsor, Steve was the first coordinator of the Field Training Officer Program. He worked as an officer for several years before being promoted to Agent and assigned to the Investigations Unit with the South Windsor Police Department. Steve went on to work as an Inspector at the Hartford Chief States Attorney Office. He was awarded with the Hartford Police Department Unit Citation, as a result of initiating the "Shooting Team" to combat violent crimes in Hartford. He ultimately retired in December of 2014. He was also a part of the CT Fugitive Task Force, he taught the hunters safety course, and was a CT State Police Firearms Instructor. Steve enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, boating, and fishing with friends and family. He was a member of the Colchester Fish & Game Club, a member of the Hartford Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. No. 19, and the Port Charlotte Moose Lodge No. 2121. He also enjoyed music, playing the drums throughout his life. In the past, he found great enjoyment playing with the CT State Police Pipes and Drums Band. Steve was a loyal and proud family man who enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a second father to many. His legacy will live on as his family continues to keep up the tradition of family and food. In his retirement, he found solace in his Florida home, boating, fishing, and relaxing by the pool. A kind, caring, loving, and devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend he will be greatly missed. His family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at St. Francis Hospital for their kind and compassionate care, especially Jamie and Morgan. Along with his wife, Sharon, of 43 years, and his mother, Eleanor Freddo of Bolton, he leaves his daughters, Heather Modzelewski and her husband, Thomas, of Somers and SGT Christy Martinez and her husband, SFC Ricky Martinez, of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; his brother, Thomas Freddo and his wife, Janice, of Westport, Massachusetts; his beloved grandchildren whom he adored, Keegan, Izabella, and Peyten; his sister-in-law, Linda Lagace and her husband, Philip, of Concord, Massachusetts; nieces and nephews, Catherine Freddo and her fiancé, Joseph Skowronek, of Baltimore, Maryland, Courtney Lagace of New York, New York and Adam Lagace of South Hadley, Massachusetts; and his close friend, Howard Slater and his companion, Mary Lou "Doc" Kenyon, of South Windsor. Along with his father, Joseph Freddo he was also predeceased by his nephew, Matthew Freddo. His family will receive friends on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor. A Celebration of Life Service will follow on Friday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A picnic to commemorate Steve's life will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at the Colchester Fish and Game Club, 16 Old Town Road, Colchester at noon. The family asks for all to come so we can share the memories we all built with Steve. Burial will be private at the request of his family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 901 E Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20004-2025 and/or Green Beret Foundation, 14402 Blanco Road, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78216. Please visit us at www.carmonfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guest book.
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