Frederick (“Fred”) Blesedell, of Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood and formerly of Hull, died on Dec. 25. He was 95.
Beloved husband to Anne M. (Maguire) Blesedell, he was the devoted father of Kathleen M. Clements and her husband, James M., of East Bridgewater; and Deborah A. Blesedell, of Springfield, N.H.
Born in Boston, he was the son of Cecil C. Blesedell and Clare (McAuley) Blesedell and brother of the late Edward T. Blesedell and his wife, Lorraine, of Avon.
Fred was raised in Uphams Corner in Dorchester and was educated at the Edward Everett Elementary School; he was a graduate of Boston English High School. He worked for the city of Boston for 37 years, retiring as inspector. Afterward he worked a part-time job for more than 20 years at Stop and Shop in Cohasset where he enjoyed chatting with customers on their way through checkout.
He traveled frequently, visiting Alaska, Ireland, the Bahamas, and many cities across the United States, including Nashville and Branson to entertain his love of country western music. While at home, he kept active in the community. He was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus and served as president and a lifetime member of the Hull Lions Club. There he was regularly recognized for his work, receiving the Distinguished Service Award and the club’s highest achievement: the Melvin Jones Award.
He was a diehard Atlanta Braves fan, loved Boston sports and detective novels, and often had a pencil on his ear ready for crossword puzzles.
Fred spent 65 years married to the love of his life, Anne. He was proud grandpa to Thomas J. Clements and wife, Abigail, of Cohasset; Ryan M. Clements and wife, Meghan, of Milton; Kevin P. Clements, of Brooklyn N.Y.; and the late Hillman F. Blesedell-Moore, of New Hampshire. He was an adoring great-grandpa to Patrick and Mary, of Milton, and Eleanor, of Cohasset.
He will be dearly missed and remembered always for his devotion to his family, his faith, work ethic, and legacy of service to his community.
The family would like to acknowledge the kindness and commitment of the caregivers at John Adams Healthcare, Quincy, and Standish Village, Dorchester.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service and burial will be held privately; for those who would like to view Links to watch the Mass livestreamed, visit Facebook: www.facebook.com/stmaryhull or
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Fred’s name to Hull Lions Club.
Arrangements were completed by the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home. See www.Keohane.com for online condolences