Frederick Robert Garland
1952 - 2020
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Frederick Robert Garland, 68 passed away at his home on July 30, 2020 in W. Hartford CT. Born in Machias, Maine in 1952, to Paul and Angeline (Fargnoli) Garland. As a family with his 6 siblings, they grew up in Machias, Simsbury, and then West Hartford, CT. Fred went to Hall HS in West Hartford, where he was a star athlete as a state champion wrestler and competed his way into the prestigious Leaders Club. Shortly after high school he moved to the property on Green Lake in Maine. For nearly 25 years he homesteaded there on the land that had been in the Garland family since 1775. He married his first wife Terri Armstrong of Ellsworth, and they had daughter Renee in 1979. Later in life he married his sweetheart, Susan (Dubey) Garland of W. Hartford, until her passing in 2006. His perseverance to question the status quo landed him a seat on the Ellsworth City Council in 1996-1999. Fred had a real knack for finding artifacts and gemstones, and was always tumbling, cutting stones as his passion up until his death. He admired Jesus paramount, loved reading The Old Testament, and poured over his history books. He loved Puerto Rico so dearly and lived there for three years with his kitty. His soul flourished and he made family bonds there. Fred made friends easily everywhere he went. His wild, generous, fun loving heart will be missed by so many. He was predeceased by his parents, Angie and Paul, and brother Rick Garland, and late wife Susan Dubey. He is survived by his daughter Renee Garland, and first wife Terri Armstrong. His sisters: Sundy Ferris (husband Craig) and family, Paula Kania and family, Vicky Garland (life partner Subhash). His brothers: Steve Garland (wife Rose ) and family, James Garland and family. His sister in-law, Kate Winkeler (husband Paul) brother in-law, Bill Dubey (wife Susan) Uncle: Micky Fargnoli, Aunt: Patricia Fargnoli and so many wonderful cousins! Service is held on September 25, 5pm at Bethel Christian Church, 106 South St. W. Hartford, CT. Food will be served following the service. Please prepare to wear masks and socially distance.

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Published in Hartford Courant on Sep. 20, 2020.
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September 22, 2020
He was scared of nothing or anybody always stuck for the underdog good friend
Henry mulvaney
September 20, 2020
EVERYONE liked Fred-as Nancy Swanson said, Fred always had a smile on his face, never remember him without one! Fred was a good guy, I’m sorry he’s gone.
My condolences to Fred’s family and friends.
May he Rest In Peace.
Steve Lianides
Steven Lianides
September 20, 2020
Fred was a great friend. When his family moved next door to me on Arnoldale Rd. it was cause for my meeting another great friend Ray Sternberg. I went up to Ray at Plant and said hi neighbor, he had no clue what I was talking about. Being a redhead I mistook him for Fred. I've got many great memories from my friendship with Fred. Our bus trips to downtown Hartford for double dates. The time I totaled our Ford Cortina with almost the whole male Garland family on board. He will be missed by many. He is with his saviour in heaven.
Gary T. Kriksciun
September 20, 2020
Dear Garland family, It is with sadness that I read about Fred's passing. He was truly a great friend to many in Hall High. I don't think I ever saw him not smiling! On behalf of the Class of 70, we extend our sincerest sympathy to all of you. Nancy Swanson, Shelley Berkowitz Levy, Sandra Lebowitz Myers and Rich Castagno, members of the Reunion Committee.
Nancy Swanson
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