December 25, 2020
Frederick “Fred” Blesedell of Dorchester, formerly of Hull, passed peacefully to his heavenly home on December 25, 2020. He was 95 years old. Beloved husband to Anne M. (Maguire) Blesedell, devoted father to Kathleen M. Clements, husband James M. of East Bridgewater, and Deborah A. Blesedell of Springfield, NH. Born in Boston, he was the son of Cecil C. Blesedell and Clare (McAuley) Blesedell, and brother to the late Edward T. Blesedell and wife Lorraine, of Avon.
Fred was raised in Upham’s Corner, Dorchester, educated at the Edward Everett Elementary School, and a graduate of Boston English High School. He worked for the City of Boston for 37 years, retiring as Inspector. After, he worked a part-time job at Stop and Shop, Cohasset for over 20 years and enjoyed chatting with customers on their way through checkout. He travelled frequently, visiting Alaska, Ireland, the Bahamas, and many cities across the U.S., including Nashville and Branson, to entertain his love of country western music. While home, he kept active in the community. He was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus and served as a former President and 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. Fred was a die-hard Atlanta Braves fan, loved Boston sports, 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 NY, and the late Hillman F. Blesedell-Moore of NH. 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 restrictions, the service and burial will be held privately – for those who would like to view Links to watch the Mass livestreamed:
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fred’s name to Hull Lions Club, Hull, MA.