Francis P. Frederico, 83, of Grafton/Millbury


Francis P. Frederico, 83, of Grafton/MillburyGrafton/Millbury – Francis P. “Fred” Frederico, 83, passed away surrounded by his family Wednesday, April 26, 2017 after a brief illness.

He leaves his wife of 57 years, Ann (Zalieckas) Frederico; his children, Lisa Zuraw (Paul) and their children Elizabeth, Laura and Jonathan, Mark Frederico (Diane) and their children Nicholas, Michael, and Jenna, Gina Pariseau (Craig) and their children Alexandria, Jacquelyn, and Evan, and Steven Frederico and his children Dominic and Sam; and one great-grandchild, Ryan, along with many nieces and nephews. His dog, Brady, was his faithful companion. He also leaves his brother, Thomas Frederico and his wife Bonnie. He was predeceased by his other siblings, Robert, Martin and Ret. Col. Anna Frederico.

Fred was born April 8, 1934 in Worcester, son of the late Anna L. (Sena) and Martin A. Frederico. His roots were in the Grafton Hill neighborhood in Worcester and then Grafton, where he graduated from high school. His earliest days at work were alongside his father, Martin, where he helped with the family roofing business. Fred served proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He had a 43-year career in the wine industry.

Away from work, Fred looked forward to spending time on family camping trips, coaching Millbury Senior League baseball, and playing cards and softball with friends. Recently, his greatest joy was supporting his grandchildren at their athletic and other events. Fred also was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus, the Greendale Men’s Club, and American Legion East Side Post 201 in Worcester.

Please honor Fred with a memorial donation to Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01603.

All are welcome to gather with Fred’s family Sunday, April 30, from 4-7 p.m., at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St., North Grafton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, May 1, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church, 17 Waterville St., North Grafton. He will then be laid to rest with military honors at St. Phillip’s Cemetery in Grafton.

A Book of Memories to share a story, photo or memory of Fred is available online at

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