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Frederick A. Landry


1921 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Frederick A. Landry Obituary
Frederick A. Landry, 95, a lifelong Franklin resident, died peacefully, at his home, on Monday June 19, 2017, following an extended period of failing health. Fred was born on October 29,1921 in the house that his grandfather built in 1888 and which was owned at the time of his birth by his parents. He continued to live there until he got married to his wife Agnes. He then bought the house from his parents and he continued to live there until his death. It was always his wish that he die in the same home that he was born in and his wish came true. He was the son of the late Joseph E. and Florence (Morell) Landry. He was married to Agnes (Malia) in April of 1948 and were married for 69 years. They had no children. He leaves his sister, Margaret Grell of Wichita, Kansas and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings Raymond, Edward, Jeannette (Beauchesne) and Paul (Leo). Fred served his country proudly in World War II in the Army Air Force as an AP Instrument Specialist 686. He was assigned to the 233rd AAF Base Unit at the time he was separated from service. He participated in the following battles and campaigns: Normandy, Ardennes, C. Europe, N. France, Rhineland and Air Offensive Europe. He was awarded the EAME Ribbon with 6 Bronze Stars, the American Theatre Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. He achieved the rank of Staff Sargent at the time of separation from service. Fred was a man of many skills and interests. He was a bricklayer, mason and plasterer for his whole life and he had a reputation for excellence in his workmanship. There are very few streets in Franklin that don't have at least one house that was touched by his expert hands. He was an excellent dancer and he would tell stories of how he and his brothers would go dancing. He was very creative too. He built a beautiful mahogany boat in his garage using nothing more than pictures and measurements of a boat that he saw at the Boston Boat Show. He loved to say that he began building the boat on Washington's Birthday and it was in the water by the Fourth of July. He also lovingly restored a 1925 Model T Ford with his brother Edward. He also loved to fly airplanes too. He got his pilot's license and would fly to many places. It was a source of joy for him to fly with his niece Judy as his "co-pilot". He was also an avid golfer too. He was able to boast that he had three holes-in-one to his credit. He was a member of Sacred Heart Council #1847 Knights of Columbus in Franklin and Boston Local #7 Brick Layers Union. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Mass Wednesday June 21st, at 12 Noon in St. Mary Parish, 1 Church Square, Franklin. Interment with military honors will follow in the parish cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday from 11AM-12Noon at the church. Arrangements are under the care of the Charles F. Oteri and Son Franklin Funeral Home, 33 Cottage St. Guestbook www.oterifuneralhome.com
Published in The Country Gazette from June 20 to June 30, 2017
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