Frederick L. Clark

  • Born: November 16, 1928
  • Died: September 21, 2018
  • Location: Norwell, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370

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Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family


Frederick L. Clark of Rockland died on September 21, 2018 after a period of failing health. Fred was born in Brockton son of the late Frederick and Thirza (Hickey) Clark. Fred was raised and educated in Rockland. He graduated from Rockland High School in 1946.
Mr. Clark was a proud veteran of our Nations Armed Services, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was the owner/operator of Clark Builders in Rockland for over 35 years. Fred later went on to own and operate the 123 Carwash in Rockland.

Fred was a proud resident of Rockland and gave back to his community by being involved in many civic organizations. He served for six years on the Board of Selectmen and was a member of The Zoning Board for 12 years. Fred was a member of The Rotary Club, The Chamber of Commerce, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He also supported youth sports programs by sponsoring and coaching Little League Baseball, Town League Basketball and Rockland Youth Football. Fred was also instrumental in working with a group of volunteers to establish youth hockey in Rockland with the first CYO team.
In 1951 Fred married his sweetheart, Jane (Martin) Clark. They recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. The Clarks resided in Rockland their whole married life and raised their family there. Family was of the utmost importance to Fred. His children and grandchildren always knew he was their biggest fan. Whether it was a dance recital, musical performance, or sporting event; their Dad /Gramp would be there cheering them on.
Fred loved following The New England Patriots. He was an avid fan owning season tickets for 45 years . Fred also enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the vacation home he built on New Found Lake in New Hampshire.

Along with his beloved wife Jane, Fred is survived by four children and their spouses Frederick A. Clark and his wife Marcia of Marshfield, Jan-Marie Killinger and her husband Robert of Rockland, Robert W. Clark and his wife Maureen of Rockland, and Karen Cameron and her husband Steve of Hingham. Fred was also the loving Gramp to John Clark, Rebeccah Clark, Emily Clark, Rob Killinger, Brian Killinger, Mark Killinger, Kevin Clark, Mindy Clark, Danielle Cameron, Stephen Cameron, and Kate Cameron and six great grandchildren Matthew Clark, Etta Clark, Olive Clark, Kylie Killlinger, Colin Killinger, and Sawyer Clark. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

A private service was held at The Magoun Biggins Funeral Home 135 Union Street Rockland, followed by burial in The Holy Family Cemetery in Rockland. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Rockland Education Foundation P.O. box of 764 Rockland, MA 02370 or The Robert and Christine Biggins Courage Scholarship c/o Rockland Trust Company 288 Union Street Rockland, MA 02370.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Fred's life to be held on October 20, 2018. You are welcome to stop by between 1-4 pm to share some stories and raise a toast to the best dad, husband and friend we all could have. To be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 29 Park St. Rockland, MA


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sam and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Fred. He was a true gentleman and a real gentle man.
Sincere Regards to his entire family and especially to his wife Jane
Sam & Eileen Cina

Posted by Sam & Eileen Cina - Rockland, MA - Family Friend   October 05, 2018

My thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Bob and Maureen. May your memories of happier times comfort you through this difficult time. ❤

Posted by Marilyn Lyon - Marshfield, MA - Friend   October 04, 2018

Dear Fred, Jan, Karen and Bob,so sorry to hear about Fred's passing, Fred and Jane were our wonderful neighbors for the past 41 yrs. Fred always had a garden. Our cat Bootsie always guarded Fred's garden until he passed away not to mention he was always at their patio. We shared apples(our trees) and tomatoes(Fred's garden). This is the first year there isn't a garden and we miss them.

Posted by Dana & Mary Parsons - Rockland, MA - Neighbor   October 02, 2018

The Clarks were wonderful neighbors for many years. We miss them. Fred was a real treasure and with Jane they raised a wonderful family. Rest In Peace, Fred. And May his family and friends enjoy many, many memories of this terrific person. We send our sincere and deep sympathy.

Posted by Judy and Tom O'Neil - Rockland, MA - Neighbor   September 30, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the entire Clark family on the passing of Fred. Fred and Jane were wonderful neighbors to me and my family for 25 years.

Posted by Connie Roberts - Milton, MA   September 27, 2018

Sorry for your loss

Posted by Diane Perrault - Wilmington, NC - Friend   September 27, 2018

Dear Jan, Karen and the entire Clark family,

My deepest sympathies at the passing of your father. May your memories sustain you in the days and weeks to come. May God bless you and give you all comfort.

Posted by Kathleen Botelho Kawa - Whitman, MA - Acquaintance   September 26, 2018

To the Clark Family...So sad to hear about the passing of "Big Fred" he was a source of energy and a very kind man. Remember the laughing, the talking, the caring and the loving. You were all very fortunate to have such a strong compass to guide you through life....

Posted by David Jones - Plymouth, MA - Family Friend   September 26, 2018

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"Rest in Peace.
So sorry to hear of the passing of a great kind gentle funny man. I would enjoy it when he came by to see me at the Board of Health when he went to Town Hall. He would up date me on all the family members. He would talk about the sports. I enjoyed our chats. May he comfort you in the days ahead, and please know he is having a beer with Norm and June. He's your guardian angel.

Love to all of you.

Posted by Pat & Hugh Donnelly - Friend   September 26, 2018

So sorry to hear about Uncle Fred keeping all of you in my prayers

Posted by Carlene Walsh - Stoughton, MA - Family   September 26, 2018

I am so sorry to learn of Fred's passing. He was a true gentleman and wonderful guy. My thoughts are with the entire Clark family as you mourn his loss.

Posted by Kim Phelps Nelson - Marshfield, MA - Friend   September 26, 2018

From our entire family we wish to extend our most sincere and deepest thoughts to the Clark family. Big Fred was a wonderful man - kind, gentle, warm, all with a great smile; and after so many years, the single most vivid memory is how welcomed we would feel upon entering your house! We are so proud to be friends of you and your family.

Posted by Ken and Mary Owen    September 26, 2018

So sorry to hear of Fred's passing. He was a fixture at every sporting event I attended from middle school on up. He and Jane were a wonderful couple and always so happy. My sincerest sympathy to the whole family.

Posted by Susan Murphy-Casella - Hull, MA - Acquaintance   September 25, 2018

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It is with heavy hearts that we send loving thoughts to the whole family. We all have very special memories of Uncle Fred and he will be missed by all. We were so lucky to have him in our life, great man, wonderful uncle!

Posted by Laurie & Russell Watson - Port Charlotte, FL - Family   September 25, 2018

Bob and Maureen, And the rest of the Clark family. I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Clark. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May he rest in eternal peace.

Posted by James Day - Wellfleet, MA   September 25, 2018


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