James Frederick
1960 - 2020
A.W. Carlson Funeral Home
45 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT
Jim Frederick passed away unexpectedly on October 7, 2020, a few days shy of his 60th birthday. James Bradley Frederick of Darien, CT was born October 13, 1960, and grew up in New Britain, CT, the son of Theodore (Ted) Frederick and Joyce (Chase) Frederick. Jim Is survived by his beloved wife, Doreen Franco and their 4 children, Cole Frederick (Minneapolis, MN), Tyler Frederick (Darien), Bobby Fitzgerald (Boston, MA) and stepdaughter Kendall Franco (Darien). Jim's parents instilled many values in him which became hallmarks of his life including the satisfaction enjoyed after a hard day's work, and the loyalty and trust earned from always having a friend's back. Paramount was the joy and fulfillment that came from nurturing a strong, loving family. Everything Jim did and stood for in life revolved around his family. Jim attended Mooreland Hill School in Kensington CT, Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, MA, and Trinity College in Hartford, CT, graduating with a degree in economics. He later served on Trinity's Alpha Delta Phi Alumni board. He was exceptionally proud to see two of his sons attend his alma mater. Jim made it a priority to maintain life-long relationships with the many friends he made at each of these stops. He welcomed them all into his extended family. Jim had a successful career in commercial real estate for over 35 years with such established companies as Jones Lang Wooten, Colliers ABR, Cassidy/Turley, DTZ and, most recently, at Cushman & Wakefield as a Vice Chairman. Jim was respected by clients and associates alike as an intuitive, honest, and likeable broker respected for his integrity and creative deal-making. He was a member of The Tokeneke Club in Darien, CT, and served as president of his association at Stratton Mountain in VT, for over 10 years. He found his greatest joy and was happiest when he was with his family floating around his home on Nash Island or skiing on Stratton. Jim leaves behind his 3 brothers: Richard (Holly) Frederick of New London, CT, Paul Frederick of Glastonbury, CT, Craig (Laura) Frederick of New Britain, CT; his 2 nephews, Kyle Frederick and James Frederick, and his niece, Claire Van Dyck. Services will be limited to immediate family. A celebration of Jim's tremendous life will be held at a later date. In the interim, please remember Jim and the rest of his family in your prayers. Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain, is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory or note of sympathy with Jim's family at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jim's honor to the Wounded Warriors Foundation PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675
Published by Hartford Courant on Oct. 16, 2020.
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For me and many others Jim was like a brother. Strong, supportive, questioning, thoughtful. And that mischievous grin! Sparked us on many an adventure, through Trinity, through NYC, through life. You will be missed, dearly and for a very long time. With much love and hope for Doreen, Tyler, Cole, Bobby, Kendall and the Frederick family. Dools (Classmate, Roommate, Friend)
James Dooley
October 25, 2020
Jim was a great person, a great colleague and a great friend. In business he was a shrewd and skilled negotiator. His mastery of NYC commercial real estate made him a formidable competitor to anyone sitting across the table from him. Jim was extremely well read, well liked, loyal, dedicated, honorable, kind and sensitive. More than anything, he adored his family and always spoke of Doreen and his boys with great pride, appreciation and love. Personally, I trusted Jim implicitly. I could (and did) speak with him about anything. I will miss him very much. Sending love and condolences to Doreen, Cole, Tyler, Bobby and Kendall as well as Jim's brothers and extended family.
David Hoffman
October 23, 2020
Dear Dor, Tyler, Cole and the all the Frederick Clan- Jim was a great friend to me. His smile, presence in a room, positive attitude, and fun loving personality were all endearing traits. He was always ready for an adventure, a road trip, a visit to a new city or a new restaurant. He was inclusive and never spoke disparagingly about anyone. He had broad shoulders that supported us all in times of need and a handshake and hug that took your breath away. Today, I was suppose to talk to Jim. You see it's Wednesday, and on my calendar, I have a note to call Jim every Wednesday. Now when I see it, I pause and think about all the great memories we shared and conversations we had. I'm sad because there were so many more memories to create and conversations to have. I hear his voice asking about my kids and work and Leslie and how Covid has changed our travel plans. And at the end of every conversation he signed off by saying, "Cheers Pal, love you." My tears are nothing compared to what yours are. Please know that I will always remember Jim and his lasting impact of friendship on me. Our positive thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Al and Leslie Strickler (Classmate/Roommate/Friend)
Al and Leslie Strickler
October 21, 2020
Our sincere sympathies for your loss.
A.W. Carlson Funeral Home
October 20, 2020
Dear Doreen and family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Jim was always so full of life and always surrounded by his family and friends who loved him. Though he left us too soon, we were lucky to have known Jim. We'll always remember his big heart, his easy smile and boundless energy. May you all find comfort in your warm memories of Jim and may Jim now rest in peace knowing your love for him. Our love to you all at this sad time. Glenn & Susan
Glenn and Susan Ratcliffe
October 18, 2020
Your Deerfield classmates will miss you, buddy.
Stephen Hurley
October 16, 2020
Cole, Tyler, Kendall and Doreen, words can hardly express my sympathy for you at this time. I know this loss is felt by so many. That is the sure sign of a life well lived. I enjoyed my summers in NY with my cousin Jim. May he Rest In Peace.
October 15, 2020
My condolences to the family, I am so sorry for your loss. RIP Jim!
Veronica Bruno
October 15, 2020
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