Fredric Carmichael

BARRE - Fredric Carmichael, 82, formerly of Miller Road, Barre, Vt., died at the Regency House of Wallingford, Conn. Born June 11, 1931, in Northfield, Vt., he was the son of Herbert and Verna (Hotham) Carmichael. He attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1950. On Feb. 28, 1953, he married Claire Rousseau in Barre, where they made their home. They moved to Connecticut in 1955. Claire died in November 1992 in New Britain, Conn.

On Oct. 23, 1993, he married Marilyn (Murray) Christie in Barre, and they resided on Miller Road until Marilyn's death in June 2012. Fred moved back to Connecticut in August 2012 to be closer to his daughters. Fred worked on various farms in his youth. He worked for Black and Decker in Berlin, Conn., as an assembler for 37 years, until his retirement in 1993.

Fred enjoyed dancing, fishing, bowling, woodworking, golfing, cribbage, tending his nature trail and spending time with his family. His memberships included St. Monica Catholic Church, the Southington and Barre Moose Clubs and the Montpelier Elks Club.

Fred was predeceased by his two wives; son Philip Carmichael; stepson Ronnie Christie; and his daughter Judy (Carmichael) Casey. His survivors include his daughter Cathy T. Carmichael, of Naugatuck, Conn.; son-in-law Edward Casey, of East Hampton, Conn.; stepdaughters Brenda Collins and her husband, of Barre, and Donna Rouleau and her companion, Stephen Keene, of South Barre; and his stepson Jerry Christie and his wife, Lois, of North Randolph; as well as six grandchildren, Jason Carmichael, Joseph Carmichael, Joshua Carmichael, Michael Casey, Sean Casey and Matthew Carmichael; as well as six step-grandchildren. Additional survivors are his sisters Mary (Carmichael) Fernandez and Sandra (Carmichael) Voorhees, three great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and other family too numerous to list. Fred was truly blessed.

Friends and family may call at the Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main St., East Hampton, Conn., on Wednesday, April 23, from 6 until 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre, Vt., on Friday, April 25, at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery in Barre, Vt.

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Published in Times Argus from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2014