Frank F. Schofield

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EPPING - Frank F. "Fred" Schofield, 76, an entrepreneur who had founded and owned several successful businesses in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, died Wednesday afternoon, March 12, 2014, at Exeter Hospital, after a lengthy illness. He was the life partner of Donna Seidel for the past 17 years.Fred was born in Newton, Mass., on Oct. 26, 1937, one of three sons of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Jenkins) Schofield, and was raised in Watertown, Mass. He graduated from Watertown High School with the class of 1953.In his youth, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves. His career took several turns, as a photographer he founded and operated Photech in Waltham, Mass., he also founded and ran Colonial Motors automobile sales in Hudson, Mass. He was the current owner of the Video Game Exchange in Plaistow, a company he founded 23 years ago.Fred was a lifelong birder who achieved his dream of living on the water when he moved to a home on a pond in Epping in 2007, and he thoroughly enjoyed the birds and water fowl that visited daily. He was a member of the New Hampshire Audubon Society. In his earlier years, he also collected antique automobiles.Besides his life partner Donna, he leaves four children, Jeffrey A. Schofield and his wife Jana (Grandmont) of North Dighton, Mass., Pamela J. Caverly and her husband, Glen, of Mooresville, N.C., Bradford E. Schofield and his wife, Cheryl (Bodwell) of Tewksbury, Mass., and Douglas Schofield of Franklin whose life partner, Vic Anthony Tyll, died last November; two brothers, David Schofield and his wife, Susan, of the Villages, Fla., and Alden Schofield and his wife, Carol, of Maryland; two step children, John Seidel and Dawn Marie Surette, both of Tewksbury, Mass.; 10 grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Alexis Schofield of Londonderry, Keara Allen of North Dighton, Mass., Kelan O'Connell of Taunton, Mass., Tyler and Kevin Caverly, both of North Carolina, Justin Schofield of Tewksbury, Mass., Leanne Hollis of Franklin, Danielle Rae, Natalie Kay, and Evan Paul Surette all of Tewksbury, Mass., and many nieces and nephews.


SERVICES: Visiting hours will be Sunday, March 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey and 975 Main streets. (Route 38) Tewksbury, Mass. Phone: 978 851 2950. His funeral service will be held Monday, March 17, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by burial in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the National Audubon Society, Attn: Audubon Angel, 225 Varick St. 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10014 or visit or visit

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Published in Union Leader on Mar. 14, 2014