OGDENSBURG -- A Funeral Mass for Frederick P. Marek, age 96, will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held also on Saturday, April 14 from 11:00 am until the Mass at the Cathedral. Mr. Marek passed away at the St. Joseph’s Home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 5, 2018.
Surviving are his son Michael (Donna) Marek of Ogdensburg; grandchildren, Peter (Kristen) Marek of Littleton MA, Paul Marek of Auburn, Anne Colangelo of Baldwinsville and Joseph (Amanda) Marek of Natural Bridge NY, along with Loreen Cope, Kenny Rumble, and Randy Rumble all of Missouri; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters Julia Bucko of Rhode Island, Stacia Barac of Massachusetts, Helen Matisewski of Rhode Island; and a brother Fransican Friar Edward Marek of Brockton MA along with several nieces, nephews & cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Marek in 2017; a son Stephen Marek; a daughter Constance Delano and a brother Joseph Marek.
Freddie was born on Sept 3, 1921 in Cumberland, Rhode Island, a son of the late Peter & Sophia (Baron) Marek. He graduated from Cumberland High School and later enter the US Army during WWII from 1940 to 1945. He served under General Patton’s 3rd Army Red Diamond Division and earned a bronze star and rank of Staff Sargent. On October 16, 1943 he married Mary Elizabeth Bergeron at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
During his career he was employed at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center for 37 ½ years as a supervisor in the laundry department, retiring in 1983. He later became employed at the McLellan Funeral Home assisting on funerals from 1987–1999 then with the Fox–McLellan Funeral Home from 1999– 2003.
Throughout the years, Freddie could be seen umpiring men’s softball league games, in addition to 25 years of refereeing Section 10 basketball games. He was also an active member of St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Vincent DePaul Society and the VFW.
Freddie enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox, golfing, practicing his faith and will always be known as a faith filled friendly and family oriented man.
Memorial contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to the St. Joseph’s Home Foundation, 950 Linden Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.
Condolences and fond memories can be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.