Frederick E. Theobald
January 15, 1933 – June 24, 2018
Frederick Edward Theobald Sr. 85 of Dartmouth, MA. Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday evening. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones. Fred was born in Hamilton, Canada. Fred and his siblings were raised by their parents Lottie and George Stockdale in Kansas City MO. Frederick’s Birth Father was Frederick Edward Theobald. Fred eventually settled in Dartmouth, MA. After meeting his Loving wife Maria Rapoza Theobald while serving in the US Navy. Fred and Maria built a life and raised their family here in Dartmouth. Fred is proceeded by his Son Frederick Theobald Jr. and his daughter Janet Theobald. He is survived by His ever loving wife Maria Theobald, daughter Joyce Pare, Son Andy Theobald his wife Jillian and son Gabrielle Theobald.
Fred was a very patriotic man he cared deeply for his country and was proud of his service. He enlisted in the US Navy at the age of 18 in 1951 Fred deployed to support the US War efforts in Korea, he served honorably until returning home in 1954. Frederick eventually left the Navy only to return serving for many years as a Reservist, until officially retiring for good in 1993 as a Chief Petty Officer with 23 plus years of loyal and dutiful service. Fred may have left the military but he was never far from working with ships or still helping his country. He worked as a Longshoreman in the fishing port of New Bedford, and was also employed at Chamberlain Manufacturing Corp in New Bedford, MA. producing Artillery Shells for the US Military until its closure in the 1990’s.
Fred was always one to crack a joke give a tease and a smile especially with his family and close friends. He loved to have fun. Family, Church, and Country were of the utmost importance to him. He truly loved his family and loved being surrounded by them at his home. Some of his most joyous times were also the simplest, just sitting and playing in the yard by the pool with his Children, Grand Children and Great Grand Children of which he has many. Fred was a big fan of sports specifically the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. One of his best experiences was being at the classic Patriots vs Raiders Snow Bowl Game. There were many a time he could be found dozing off listening to a ball game on the radio. Although he was a New Englander now, his Midwestern heart sometimes shone through. He was a closeted Royals fan and his favorite ball player was George Brett, saying “he was the hardest working guy in Baseball”.
Fred is preceded by his sister Chris (Mary) Gaddis, His Brothers Bill and Raymond Stockdale. He is survived by his Brother Walter and wife Anne Stockdale, Brother George and wife Mary Stockdale, his Sister Mary and husband Bob Longdon. Grandson Daniel Theobald, Grandson Nathan Theobald his wife Sarah and 2 daughters Elise and Vivian. Granddaughter Kyra Theobald and daughter Makenna, Granddaughter Keisha Theobald her partner Kenny Parquette and their son Quinn, Granddaughter Sherrie Pittsley husband Alan and their children Kody, Kaden, and Kalie, Granddaughter Sarah Mello her partner Scott Cronin and their daughter Adaline, Granddaughter Michelle Pare her partner Peter Lopes and their children Ethan, Deryn, Damian, and Layla. Godson Fernando Neto and many nieces and nephews.
Frederick was not a big fan of goodbyes he always preferred to say So Long. So in his honor we his loving family and friends say, “So Long” until we see you again Fred.
His funeral mass will be held on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:00AM in St. Julie Billiart Parish, 494 Slocum Road, Dartmouth. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation is Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth. For tributes and online registration: www.waring-sullivan.com
- Visitation Sunday, July 1, 2018
- Funeral Mass Monday, July 2, 2018
- Burial Monday, July 2, 2018