Bernard Freedlander

July 25, 1934July 16, 2017

Freedlander, Bernard, of Framingham, MA, after a short illness, passed away on July 16, 2017. Beloved husband of Ethel (Pahuskin) Freedlander. Devoted father of Cheryl Holland and her husband Jim of Leicester, MA, Karen Avery and her husband Dan of Framingham, MA, & Neil Freedlander and his wife Suzzete of Framingham, MA. Proud grandfather of Sarah, Jacob and Jesse Holland, Brad and Janine Avery, & Carter and Emma Freedlander. Loving brother of Barbara Bernstein of Durham, NH. Bernie is also survived by many loving nieces & nephews. Bernie was born in Chelsea, MA in 1934 to Etta and Nathan Freedlander. Bernie attended West Point and graduated from University of Maine. He began his career as a mechanical engineer then opened Berland Personnel Agency, Hot Plates Co., & The Clean Machine Car Care Center. As he never really retired, he began teaching classes at Mass Bay & Keefe Technical High School, writing the course text book. He loved traveling (over 70 countries visited). He was outgoing, was a joker, and a master storyteller. He will be missed by family and friends. Services at Stanetsky Memorial Chapels, 475 Washington Street, Canton, MA, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 12 Noon. Following interment at Sharon Memorial Park, memorial observance will be at the home of Ethel Freedlander until 8:30 pm, and will continue Wednesday and Thursday1-4 & 6-8:30 pm, and Friday 1-4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernie’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 18, 2017
  • Interment Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bernard Freedlander

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Carol and Alain Hanover

July 18, 2017

Alain and I were so sorry to hear this sad news. We have shared so many years at TBA. May his memory be a blessing.

Evye and Jim Woldman

July 17, 2017

Ethel and family - we are so very sorry to hear about Bernie's passing.. he was an "institution" both in our community and our temple over the years.

Jim and I will treasure the time we had together as we schmoozed about Scottsdale and then your visit with us as one of our very first Framingham friends to come!
May his memory be for a blessing. Love evye and Jim Woldman

walter siggins

July 17, 2017

I worked for Bernie about 40 years ago, If it was possible I'd work for him again today, He always made you feel like you were part of the business,

With the sparkle in his eye and smile on his face he always reminded me of Rodney Dangerfield,

RIP Bernie and my condolences to his family,

Walter Siggins

Sherri Oken

July 17, 2017

Bernie was one of the most delightful people I've met during my many years managing NECA. We all will miss him.

Francine Kaplan

July 17, 2017

Ethel, Ed &I so sorry for your loss-
Bernie was one of a kind. Our thoughts are
with you & your family

Doris Feinstein

July 17, 2017

Ethel, sincere condolences to you and your family.

Cheryl and Dennis Bird

July 17, 2017

Ethel we are so very sorry to hear such sad news. Bernie always had a joke and a story. He entertained us and kept us all laughing at Cardiac Rehab.

Cheryl Bird

July 17, 2017

Ethel, Dennis and I are so very sorry to hear such sad news. Bernie always had a story and a joke. At Cardiac Rehab: he kept us all laughing, I almost fell off the treadmill!

Eileen Fox

July 17, 2017

Ethel, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

Eileen Fox

July 17, 2017

Bernie always had a sparkle in his eye and a smile on his face! His presence will be dearly missed but the fond memories of him will be with you forever. We are so glad we had the pleasure of knowing him.
Suzy &Bob Fine