Martin M. Frederico, 83.
Martin is survived by his children, Martin "Michael" Frederico, Jr. and his wife Linda of Shrewsbury, Roberta A. Maynard and her husband Brian of Shrewsbury, John A. Frederico and his wife Jane of Hubbardston and Maria L. Smith and her husband Timothy of Worcester; his grandchildren, Anthony Frederico and his wife Megan, Matthew Maynard and his wife Marlo, Amy Sinkewich and her husband Mark, Jessica Smith and her husband Jared, Katey Frederico; his brothers, Francis Frederico and his wife Ann and Thomas Frederico and his wife Bonnie; his sister, Colonel Anna K. Frederico (ret.); 8 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Martin's brother, Robert Frederico and his sister-in-law, Dorothea predeceased him.
Martin was born November 5, 1929 in Worcester, son of the late Anna L. (Sena) and Martin A. Frederico. He graduated from Grafton High School in 1947 and then proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Edisto, an Icebreaker traveling to the North Pole. Following his military service, he married his wife Muriel and together they would celebrate 55 years of marriage. They raised their family in Grafton as Martin began a long career working in the plastics industry, including owning and operating two of his own businesses.
Those who knew Martin will remember his candor, his love of family and how he treasured the gift of time spent with the people he cared about. Martin was a member of the American Legion Delisle-Goulet Post 92 and a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus as he and his wife Muriel enjoyed taking KOC bowling trips up and down the East coast. He was also a big Boston sports fan who loved following the Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots. Martin's family and friends would often find him at the center of a game of cards and he could always be counted on to keep playing until the last card was dropped even if his luck had already run out. He also loved his time visiting Foxwoods Casino and was frequently seen at the Xtra Mart at a designated seat where he bought lottery tickets and also enjoying breakfast at The Donut Star in North Grafton. Martin spent the past few years of his life at The Willows in Worcester where he quickly built close friendships that added to the quality of his life. He will be dearly missed there by many friends. In lieu of flowers his family requests you honor Martin with donations to Worcester VNA Hospice, 120 Thomas St. Worcester, MA 01608
CALLING HOURS & FUNERAL MASS
All are invited to calling hours for Martin Thursday, May 16th from 4pm to 8pm at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., N. Grafton. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 17th at 11:00am at St. Philip's Church, 12 West St., Grafton. He will then be laid to rest at Pine Grove Cemetery in Grafton. Directions and an online condolence book to share memories of Martin are available at: www.RoneyFuneralHome.com