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Frederic Holmes Harwood

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Frederic Holmes Harwood, 93, of Middletown, husband of the late Martha (Ryan) Harwood, died Saturday, August 9th at his home. Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Channing and Marjorie (Holmes) Harwood. Fred lived in Middletown most of his life and also lived in Stratford and St. Petersburg, FL. He was a member of South Congregational Church in Middletown and was employed by Chesebrough Ponds in Clinton for 30 years. He was a member of the Clinton Rotary Club, the Delta Tau Delta at Wesleyan University and was an avid sailor. Fred is survived by two sons, Frederic C. Harwood and his wife, Karen of Bowie, MD and Gregory J. Harwood and his wife, Laura of Middletown; a stepson, Michael Martinez and his wife, Juana of New Haven; a daughter, A. Jamie Tuttle and her partner, David Bentz; two stepdaughters, Katherine Martinez and her partner, David Laws of Montgomery Village, MD and Susan Martinez Sendroff and her husband, Adam of New Haven; fifteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Along with his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Channing "Dick" Harwood and a sister, Virginia Nelson. The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff and residents from One MacDonough Place and his girls from Golden Horizon for their love and care. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Family and friends may call on Tuesday, August 12th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred's memory to South Congregational Church, 9 Pleasant Street, Middletown, CT 06457 or Middlesex Hospital. 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 11, 2014
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