Gillooly Funeral Home

126 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA


Frederick J. Blizard

6 février 191323 juin 2020

BLIZARD, Frederick of Norwood, passed away on June 23, 2020 of pneumonia.

Born February 6, 1913 in Prince Edward Island, Canada, Fred was brought to the Boston area at age five. During WW II, Fred worked at the General Ship and Engine Works in South Boston, as a member of the Local 25 Ironworkers’ Union. After the war, he worked as a health inspector for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, later transitioning to a 26-year career with Raytheon Company in Bedford. He retired from the Missile Systems Division in 1978.

Fred married the love of his life, Margaret Murray Blizard, in 1946. They remained happily married until her death in 1985. Fred is survived by three daughters, Janet Blizard of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Carol Walton (John) of Bethesda, Maryland, and Christine Barry of Ashfield, Massachusetts. He also leaves three granddaughters, Laura Walker (Aran), Jade Barry, and Adrienne Warrell, and three great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A private visitation will be held at Gillooly Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held privately at St. Timothy Church in Norwood, with interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury.

The Blizard family wishes to thank all the good people of Norwood Hospital, Walpole Healthcare, and the Newton Visiting Angels, who provided outstanding care for many years, thus helping Fred to live independently until the last days of his life.


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Frederick J. Blizard



7 juillet , 2020

I am sorry to hear of Mr. Blizard’s passing. He was such a pleasure to encounter when he was out and about on his errands. I thoroughly enjoyed conversations with him at the store. The worlds has lost a real treasure.

Sandra Souza

28 juin , 2020

Dear Carol, Christine and Janet
It was always a pleasure to visit Fred . I am sorry for your loss.
Rest In Peace
S. Souza

Karen Parrelli

26 juin , 2020

To Carol, Christine and Janet...thank you for sharing your dad with his "harem". I was blessed to be among them. He had that wonderful way of seeing things with such clarity and giving sage advice and his dry humor added to the fun of being with him. I will always cherish my Tuesdays with Fred!

You are all so wonderful and I hope that the great memories of your life with Fred will bring joy to your hearts.

With Love and a Big Hug,

Suzanne McGrath

25 juin , 2020

Fred was my neighbor for these past five years. He was a remarkable man and while I am sorry for your loss, I celebrate a long life well lived.

Gretchen Larsen Bish

25 juin , 2020

So sad to hear about Uncle Freddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Janet, Carol and Christine as well as his grandchildren and great grandchildren. What a man and what a life well lived! He was always so kind to me and I will always remember our secret missions to Stop &Shop when I was a young teen. He has many proud accomplishments to mark his life and you, my cousins, are the greatest! May God bless you in this time of mourning but know your Dad was the epitome of a gentleman!