Frederick M. Cressy

November 20, 1941November 29, 2018
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Frederick M. Cressy, 77, a resident of Keene, NH passed away at his home on Thursday, November 29, 2018.

He was born November 20, 1941 in Concord, NH the son of William Cressy and Murial Ashby (Reddington). He grew up in Danby, Vermont on the family farm. After graduating from High School in 1959 he went on to proudly serve our Nation as a member of the United States Navy.

Fred's passion was cooking and he was an excellent Chef. For many years he served as the Head Chef at the Keene Country Club and then later worked for various Eldercare Facilities in the Monadnock Region, including the Woodward Home.

For over thirty years he had shared his life with his partner: Ken. The two of them enjoyed traveling to Florida and also shared a passion for antiquing. They would visit antique shops and shows all the way down the East Coast.

Fred also loved old cars, especially Cadillac's. For several years he worked for Fairfield's in Keene and was the top salesman. He loved to go for road trips, and was always happy to ride with the top down.

Fred was also an avid animal lover and enjoyed the companionship that he shared with the various dogs that were a part of his home throughout the years.

Fred is survived by his daughter: Kelly Roberts and her companion Jay of Gorham, ME, his son: Jeffery Cressy of Keene, NH, four grandchildren: Stephanie, Joseph and his wife Amanda, Ryan and Zachary Roberts, his partner: Kenneth Woodbury of Keene, his sister: Marion Barnard of Bellows Falls, VT, several nieces, nephews and extended family members, including: Dennis Barnard, Linda Hansen, Tracy Barnard Terri Kavanaugh, Lisa Northup and Andrew Bosworth. He is predeceased by his siblings: Robert, William, Clifton and Esther.

A Celebration of Fred's Life will be held at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court St. Keene, NH on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 6 to 8pm.


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Frederick M. Cressy

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Christian DesJardins

December 11, 2018

My heart goes out to Ken and family.

Fred was such a warm, genuine and gentle spirit that loved life. He was a dear friend to me and my family. So many wonderful and cherished memories. The holidays were particularly special- the gatherings at my dear Uncle Mike’s home in Fitzwilliam where we always had the music playing, sublime food of course and best of all, the endless laughs. Fred always smiled and it was contagious. That’s my last memory. May you Rest In Peace my friend.

Nancy Fratti

December 6, 2018

Hello Ken,

While I don't believe I ever met Fred, I was saddened for you to hear about your loss.

We've known each other a lot of years and I know that if Fred was with you, he was a hell of a nice guy!

Think back on the time you knew him and smile at having had the opportunity you were given to share life together.
Laugh a lot, cry a lot...he was good for your soul.

(((big hugs))

Nancy Fratti

Rob and nidia Mallett

December 5, 2018

Fred had quite a sense of humour
He and ken were a great couple
We will all miss him

Rene LaPalme- Bosworth

December 5, 2018

My dear Fred so many memories fill my mind . Our talks in your kitchen . Happy hour on the porch . How kind you were to Hershey,your house was her second home. Dinners at your house.Cooking side by side at KCC. Thank you for your friendship.
“ one more day one more time. One more sunset baby I’d be satisfied-but then again I know what it would do- keep me wishin still for one more day with you” Cheers to you my friend !🌹

Cheryl Puda

December 5, 2018

Fred was such a sweet, kind and honest person. Since I was a child, I have visited Fred and Ken and have always felt welcomed at their home. I have enjoyed many conversations with them. Fred's talent with cooking was incredible. When I worked with him at the Keene Country Club during the early 1990's, I was amazed by his ability to create some of the most elegant meals and decadent desserts for his customers. Not only did Fred possess talented cooking skills but he was also a gifted landscaper. Ken showed me some landscaping that he had done in their backyard which was detailed to perfection. Fred will forever live in my heart and I when I see a rainbow from above, I will know Fred is there.

Eva Gillilan

December 4, 2018

Dear Uncle Fred,
So glad we had the time last year at Joe & Amanda's Wedding. It was nice to have seen you. We both remembered the "Flower Girl" in her green dress. Thanks for remembering that and sharing the story.
Be at Peace. Blessings.

Jennifer Burroughs

December 4, 2018

Sending love and prayer to Fred's family. I was lucky to share some memories with Fred. He was a great person and will forever be missed.

Pauline Verville

December 3, 2018

I am so saddened to hear of the passing of my dear friend. He was my #1 Fred and I loved him. I will always fondly remember our Montreal trip with the rest of the Ramada gang. I hope when my time comes to leave this earth, he is the first one there to greet me with his giant grin and a bear hug!
With sympathy,
Pauline Verville

patricia Methe

December 3, 2018

So sadden by the passing of Fred, we worked together catering over the years. Fred was a great guy and always fun to be with. he was an excellent chef
brought class to the table wherever we were working. At a catering job a few years ago someone thought we were husband and wife so from than on we joked about it whenever we saw each other and would greet each other with "Hi Husband..Hi wife".. My thoughts are with the family and Ken.


Alan Campbell

December 3, 2018

Fred was my best friend since I met him at Fairfield Cadillac we had sold cars together. Fred and I became close friends and he also helped me with my parents. Before they passed, he would come over and cook for my Mom and sit there most of every day. You can't not find another friend like Fred he was surely one of a kind. We would also have a few cocktails on a daily basis. He very much enjoyed coming to the Campbell's every day he will be missed by me and my entire family. Fred I Love You with all my heart brother. God Bless You and you family

Love Al Campbell😭