OBITUARY

Kenneth W. Freeborn

June 5, 1931November 24, 2019

Kenneth W. Freeborn, age 88, retired Fall River Police Deputy Chief, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at home, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of the late Mildred (Ormston) Freeborn.

Born in Fall River, a son of the late Samuel and Loretta (Sullivan) Freeborn, he was a life-long resident of the city.

Deputy Chief Freeborn served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and later earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Bristol Community College. He had been a Fall River police officer since 1957, retiring in 1988 and was a member of the Police Association.

Survivors include: three children, Donna M. Mazzarella and her husband Tony of Fall River, Theresa R. Fitzpatrick and her husband Kevin of Somerset and Samuel S. Freeborn and his fiancé Joan Pratt of Fall River; seven grandchildren, Tony Mazzarella III, Kayla Rosenthal, Kaitlin Costa, Kenneth Freeborn III, Korey Freeborn, Casey Freeborn and Samantha Freeborn; three great grandchildren, Amelia, Dakota and Warren; his dog, Emerson and several nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late Kenneth W. Freeborn, Jr. and Edward Freeborn and brother of the late Samuel Freeborn, Mary Ingram, George Freeborn and Edward Freeborn.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter St., Fall River. A memorial mass will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover St., Fall River. Burial is private. For tributes and directions, www.waring-sullivan.com

  • FAMILY

  • The late Mildred (Ormston) Freeborn, Wife
  • The late Samuel and Loretta (Sullivan) Freeborn, Parents
  • Donna M. Mazzarella and her husband Tony, Daughter and son-in-law
  • Theresa R. Fitzpatrick and her husband Kevin, Daughter and son-in-law
  • Samuel S. Freeborn and his fiancé Joan Pratt, Son
  • Seven grandchildren, Tony Mazzarella III, Kayla Rosenthal, Kaitlin Costa, Kenneth Freeborn III, Korey Freeborn, Casey Freeborn and Samantha Freeborn; three great grandchildren, Amelia, Dakota and Warren; his dog, Emerson and several nieces and nephews.


    He was the father of the late Kenneth W. Freeborn, Jr. and Edward Freeborn and brother of the late Samuel Freeborn, Mary Ingram, George Freeborn and Edward Freeborn.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visiting Hours Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Monday, December 2, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial Private

Memories

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Rich Levesque

December 1, 2019

He was one of the best. A Deputy Chief, he was a street cop in his heart. Protected his men. He saved my ass quite a few times. God keep you and protect you Mother Freeborn. You stand among the best we had.

JOE CINQUINI

November 28, 2019

So sorry for your dad's loss, Kenny and I worked together in uniform and detectives for many years. He was a great friend and a dedicated police officer. We had many laughs and good memories. God Bless you Kenny. Joe Cinquini Retired Fall River PD.

Elaine Silvia

November 27, 2019

I really never met Deputy Chief Freeborn but I know his daughters and about his grandson, Sam. I worked with Donna many years and from this I am sure he was a strong, caring man who pulled no punches. From the videos Donna posted I saw the love and joy his family had with him. I pray that he is in peace now. I pray that his family will stay strong in this difficult time.
Elaine

Manny & Ellie Leite

November 27, 2019

To The Freeborn Family, including Beverly, George, Katie & Jordan & Extended Family Members. We send our deepest condolences to all of you in the passing of your beloved Mr. Freeborn. May God comfort you all at this sad time of loss. Our prayers are with you all and God bless you all. May you feel God's comforting and loving embrace.

Cindy Talbot

November 27, 2019

Donna,Terrie and Sam my sincere condolences on the loss of your wonderful dad. I feel as if I knew him from all of Donna’s posts and videos!
So many remembrances of what a wonderful man and Dad he was.
I wish you peace

Edie Rose

November 24, 2019

GODSPEED, Uncle Kenny.

Edie and Kilyn

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY