Fred J. Link, 72, of Shrewsbury/Northborough


Obit Fred J. LinkShrewsbury/Northborough – Fred J. Link passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 in the UMass Memorial Medical Center due to complications of an acute blood disorder. He was 72 years old.

Fred was born Feb. 23, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of the late Frederick and Dorothea (Blenk) Link. He attended Villanova University, earning his BS in Electrical Engineering in 1966. He then completed his Master Degree of Science through the University of Maryland in 1972.

Fred worked as an electrical engineer for many years in both the government and private sector computer fields. During this time, he met the love of his life, Patricia A. (Curtis) Link, who would become his wife July 3, 1971. Together, they have shared the last 45 truly wonderful years together.

Besides Patricia, Fred leaves three sons, David M. Link (Lynn Ferreira) of Arlington, Peter C. Link of La Jolla, Calif., and John M. Link of Long Island, N.Y.; and two grandchildren whom he adored, Joshua M. Link and Audrey E. Link. He also leaves a sister, Hildegard Brennan of Pennsylvania, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and the many people he met whom he considered friends. A sister, Elizabeth Link, predeceased him.

Fred was a longtime parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Parish, where he served as Eucharistic Minister.

Fred loved his wife, children and grandchildren more than anything. He enjoyed traveling to visit his sons’ homes, spending time with his grandchildren, and, above all, his “Adventures with Pat”!

Calling hours will be Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 4-7 p.m., in the Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough. His funeral Mass will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m., in St. Rose of Lima Parish, 244 W. Main St., Northborough, with burial following in Howard Street Cemetery.

Fred’s family would like to thank the nurses and doctors of UMass Medical Center for such compassionate and tender care shown to him during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Fred’s name to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, NYC Chapter, Attn: Lynn Richardson, 61 Broadway Suite 400, New York, NY 10006.

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