Frederick W. Clark Sr.
1937 - 2021
Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services
605 Washington St
Easton, MA
Frederick W. Clark Sr., age 83, of Easton passed away April 17, 2021. Mr. Clark was married to the love of his life, Ellen (Richter) Clark, for nearly 63 years, and was the father of six children, Catherine Gamache of Middleboro, Frederick Clark Jr. of Easton, Ellen E. Clark of Easton, Christopher Clark of Harwich, Mark Clark of Easton and Laura Clark-Gerrior of Middleboro. An electrician/master electronics technician by trade and self-employed for most of his career, Mr. Clark never had the opportunity to earn a college degree but made sure that each one of his children did. He and Mrs. Clark instilled in their children deeply held principles of integrity, dedication to family, an enduring work ethic, the importance of education and an unwavering commitment to public service. Mr. Clark made sure to teach his children to be self-reliant, to put family first, but also take time to build, to go fishing (his passion since being a teenager) and to enjoy the splendor of life. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; his brother, Henry Clark of Brockton; six children, sixteen grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and a large number of nieces and nephews. His six children, in reflecting on their father's passing, said, "while we are struggling with our grief during this difficult time, we are comforted to know that our father passed away during Patriot's Day weekend. As an Air Force Fire and Crash Rescue Division veteran (stationed in Bermuda where he met his wife, Ellen, while she was on vacation), a former member of the National Guard Army Reserves and a 24-year volunteer public servant (12 years each as a selectman and planning board chairperson in the Town of Easton), and a man entirely devoted to his family and country, he was a true American patriot in the most glorious sense of the word." Mr. Clark also served his community of Easton as the former chairperson of the Easton Veterans Memorial Committee and as Chairperson of the Easton Capital Planning Committee. He did more than believe in public service - he lived it. Fred Clark Sr. was a fierce, courageous and unapologetic advocate for his country, community, and family. For his entire life, he consistently and relentlessly pursued what he believed to be right and just - no matter the personal cost. At his inauguration, his son, Fred Clark Jr., the President of Bridgewater State University, expressed his gratitude to his parents for their influence on his own life, saying, "from them, I grew up admiring not wealth or position but rather those who demonstrated courage and commitment in serving others." Due to coronavirus gathering restrictions, services for Mr. Clark will be private for his immediate family. Expressions of sympathy can be directed to Kane Funeral Home in Easton, at Burial will be at Furnace Village Cemetery in South Easton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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Thoughts and prayers go out to you Laura and your family.He contributed so much to make this a better place to live
Julie Andrews
May 5, 2021
North Easton Savings Bank
April 30, 2021
Fred, Carrie, Laura & family,

My deepest condolences to the Clark family.
Seems like an honor just to have known him; I wish I had.

Barbara McDonald
Barbara McDonald
April 27, 2021
To my aunt Ellen and all my Clark cousins I am so sorry for the loss of uncle Fred. It's hard to lose someone you love. Thinking about you all at this difficult time .Hold on to the good memories ! Love Donna
Donna Tolson
April 26, 2021
May all of your happy memories of grandad give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.
Katia Clark
April 24, 2021
Sincerest sympathy to the entire Clark family May your beloved's memory be for a blessing. You are all his legacy
Lynne and Jeff Mindes and family
Family Friend
April 21, 2021
To President Fred and Lady Carrie, please accept my sincere condolences to you and your dear family on the loss of your loved one, Mr. Clark.

I pray that the love of God, family, friends, and colleagues will be a source of comfort to you now and in the days ahead. I hope that you and the family will have many occasions to laugh out loud, as you remember times gone by and as you keep your Father close to your hearts.

You have done him proud, President Fred.

In sympathy and prayers,
Nanette (Baines)
Nanette Baines
April 21, 2021
Ellen and Family:

Sincere condolences to all.

Love, Paul and Valia Thoms
Paul Thoms
April 21, 2021
I wanted to express my deepest sympathies to the Clark family as I know understand that the hole that is left when one loses their father. I only met Mr. Clark once and it was during the celebration when Fred was taking over the presidency. I immediately liked Mr. Clark as he was obviously a no frills type of gentleman, there in his dickies! He reminded me of my own father and grandfather. Not afraid to be who he was and dedicated to his family. If I could of, I would have hugged him, instead I shook his hand, but brought tears to my eyes as he reminded me so much of the people I loved and missed. Find solace in the great memories, as I am sure there are many.

Mary Ellis
Mary Ellis
April 21, 2021
To the Clark Family
Condolences on the loss of your dad. He lead a life of service which I think is about the best a person can do during their time in this world.

Bruce Hughes
Bruce Hughes
April 21, 2021
Dear Fred, your mom and all the Clark family, Nancy and I will forever remember your Dad in our prayers. I know my brother Dave, who loved your Dad are talking politics right now as I type this message. Your Dad was a true friend of the Flynn family. Thank you for sharing him with us.
God bless the Clark family,
Peter and Nancy Flynn
Peter Flynn
Family Friend
April 21, 2021
Sorry for your loss, Uncle Fred was a good man.
LeeAnn Clark McKenna
April 21, 2021
So sorry for your loss. You all must be devastated. Your Dad was a great mam,who truly loved his family. Reach out to us, if you need anything. Dave Karen and Patrick Harraghy.
Karen Harraghy
April 20, 2021
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