In memory of
Frederick Carl Craig, 93, died peacefully on October 7 at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. He was born October 27, 1925 in Lawrence, MA. He grew up in Methuen, MA and attended Lowell Trade School. Fred met his wife, Mary Morris, on a blind date. They had been happily married for the past 69 years. Fred served his country in the Army from Sept. 1950 to Sept. 1952 during the Korean War. He served in Germany and earned the Army of Occupation Medal. Besides his wife, he will be deeply missed by his 7 children; Fred Jr., Joanne Vercollone (Leo), Stephen (Adrianne), Thomas (Christine), Robert, James (Elvira) and David along with 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Warren and daughter-in-law Kirtley. Fred worked as a maintenance supervisor in charge of vehicles for Wonder Bread in Lawrence and later in the Holyoke then East Hartford, CT area. Following retirement at age 65, he then worked for Westover Air Force Base as the head of equipment maintenance for 3 years. Fred was a kind-natured, sweet, and easygoing man. He enjoyed working on cars, puttering around the house and watching auto and motorcycle racing. He will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. Calling hours will be Sunday, October 13, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Beers & Story South Hadley Funeral Home, 646 Newton St., (Rte. 116). A Funeral Mass will be Monday at St. Theresa’s Church at 10:30 a.m., family and friends may gather at the funeral home by 9:45 a.m. Burial will be privately held at later date. For those wishing to honor his memory, donations may be made to The Soldiers Home in Holyoke, 110 Cherry St., Holyoke, MA 01040. For online guestbook, please visit www.beersandstory.com .
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