Uncasville- Frederick Harrison "Fred" Avery Jr., of Rte 163, passed away January 1, 2013 at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital.
Fred was born April 4, 1957 in Hartford, the son of Catherine Plumstead Avery and the late Frederick Harrison Avery Sr.
He was a graduate of Montville High School. He was employed for 31 years as a heavy machine operator for the Town of Montville.
He married Pamela Bonanno November 17, 2011 in Salem CT. She survives him.
Fred was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and enjoyed riding his quad. He was a true woodsman. But more than anything else, he loved his wife Pamela with all of his heart.
In addition to his loving wife Pamela, he is survived by his mother Catherine Avery, son Robert Avery, brother Mike Avery and partner Sheryl, sisters Michele, Victoria and her husband John, step-children Jimmy, Katie and Jon, grandson Harrison Avery, Aunt Gen, Cousin Kay and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and coworkers. Fred's family would like to extend a special thanks to all of his friends that provided love and support throughout his courageous fight.
Calling hours will be held at the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen on Friday evening from 4 to 6 pm.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Frederick Harrison Avery Jr. to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift.
To leave a message of condolence for Fred's family, please visit his memorial at www.montvillefuneralhome.com
The Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 New London Turnpike, Uncasville, is entrusted with arrangements.