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Frederick L. Clark

Obituary for Frederick L. Clark

November 16, 1928 - September 21, 2018
Norwell, Massachusetts | Age 89

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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

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135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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