Stephen F. Friedrich
Coventry-Pietras Funeral Home
2665 Boston Turnpike
Coventry, CT
Stephen F. Friedrich, 78 of Coventry, beloved husband, father, and grandfather departed this world on Oct. 11, 2021.

He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 53 years, Lucille Friedrich; son Stephen Friedrich of Tolland; daughter Lisa Dutton and her husband, Randall of Tolland; and two precious grandchildren Sierra and Hunter Dutton. He also leaves a brother, Kenneth Friedrich of Athens, Georgia; and his favorite Uncle Andrew Ashland of Rockville.

Steve graduated from Windham Technical School and served in the U.S. Navy. He began his career at Pratt Whitney in East Hartford and worked as general maintenance foreman for 32 years. He retired at 55 to spend time with his wife and travel. They enjoyed trips to Cancun, Canada and Costa Rica. A highlight to their years of travel included cruises to the Caribbean, a European River Cruise and a 50th wedding celebration cruise to Alaska with family. Steve was a master craftsman, a handyman always willing to help others, a talented mechanic, and a man that devoted meticulous precision to anything he touched. He enjoyed time spent with his garage buddies in Ellington, breakfast with his Pratt and Whitney friends, and events with the Couple's Club members.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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A Celebration of Life will be held at Georgina's Restaurant in Bolton, from noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21

Published by Journal Inquirer from Oct. 16 to Oct. 20, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
12:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Georgina's Restaurant
Bolton, CT
Funeral services provided by:
Coventry-Pietras Funeral Home
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I was sorry to see that Steve has passed away. I am retired from Pratt as well. I was involved with the IAMAW Local 1746 (Union) in various positions and from what I recall Steve had a reputation as being a fair and decent supervisor to the guys that worked for him. I am sorry for your loss and offer my condolences. Steve Merrick
Stephen Merrick
October 19, 2021
With deepest sympathy during this difficult time.
The Staff of Small & Pietras and Coventry Funeral Homes
October 16, 2021
I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Steve at Pratt and Whitney in the facilities department. He was always there to help support our many facilities projects with his team of maintenance workers. He always had a smile and made work enjoyable. I am sure he will be missed.
Joe Greenier
October 17, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Steve. I remember fondly picnics at your home and St. Mary´s when Bob and I were members of the Couples Club. Both you and Steve were so kind and welcoming. Our many years at CGS also bring back so many memories. All my sympathy to your family, and prayers for you all-Annette
Annette Christie
October 16, 2021
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