Jack Friedman

March 19, 1923November 27, 2013
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Jack Friedman, 90, of Waterford passed away surrounded by family at his home on November 27, 2013. He rejoins his beloved wife of 67 years, who passed away August 24th of this year. Jack was born on March 19, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY, son of Louis and Sarah (Shapiro) Friedman. He was a veteran of the Army Air Forces, having served in Japan, New Guinea and the Philippines in World War II. He married his beloved wife, Anita (Cantor) Friedman in 1946. They enjoyed travel, camping and winters in Florida, but most of all gatherings with family and friends. Jack was owner and president of Affiliated Financial Services, which was an accounting and financial services firm. He continued to work until 2012, retiring at age 89. He was active in the community over the years being involved with the Elks, Odd Fellows and Waterford Rotary Club. He was an accomplished actor having been involved in numerous productions with the “Footlighters”, a local acting group. Jack is survived by his daughter Sharyn and her husband Rick Caudle of Rocky Hill, his son Ronald and wife, Gaye Friedman of San Diego, California; his daughter, Laura Friedman Carpenter of Old Lyme; and his son, Louis and wife Paula Riley-Friedman of Southington. In addition to his brother-in-law, Louis Cantor of Portland, Oregon, he is also survived by his grandchildren Steven and Jeremy York, Samara Wilburn and Alexis Friedman, Julia Carpenter Rand, Sarah and Melissa Carpenter, Brian and David Friedman and six great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:00 am in Fulton - Theroux Funeral home, 181 Ocean Ave., New London, CT 06320. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 until 11:00 am in the funeral home prior to the service. interment will follow in Beth El Cemetery, Groton. Please visit for tributes, directions and more service information. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Center for Hospice Care, Southeast Connecticut, 227 Dunham Street, Norwich, CT 06360.


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Rich Colopoulos

December 3, 2013

I've known Jack and Anita almost forty years now. They always welcomed me into their home even when I was that young nutcase child of the seventies! Jacks humor and insights and Anita's unwavering warmth will always be remembered. I loved them both.

Gwen Zarkos

December 3, 2013

Sorry to hear of Jacks Passing so short after Anita(s) they were quite the characters and I always Enjoyed time with them backyard picnics etc. Gwen (Hughes) Zarkos

Thom Guidone

December 3, 2013

Lou, Paula, and family----My condolences to all of you on your loss...made all the more difficult in light of the recent passing of your mother as well. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Howard Adelman

December 3, 2013

Sharyn,Ronnie,Laura,Louis: It's hard to believe that Uncle Jack and Aunt Anita are both gone. They were such powerful personalities and mainstays of the family. I know you are all experiencing difficult times, but be comforted in remembering what a positive influence they were on our lives.

Love, Howard and Ernestine

Nancy Kent-Adams

December 2, 2013

Sharyn and family, my heart goes out to you and your family at the passing of not just your Dad, but your Mom too. So many fond memories of them on Buddington Road. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Nancy and Vince Adams.

Nate Lidestri

December 2, 2013

I am saddened to here of Jack's passing. As a kid growing up with Louis, I had several heart to heart talks with Jack. He was frank, direct and funny. He was a fine man.

December 2, 2013

Our sincerest sympathy to all of the family. Many happy memories on our visits to Groton with Uncle Jack and Aunt Anita and the parties at Aunty Ruthie and Uncle Sid's house. Bonni and Kenn Venit

Cousins Valarie Adelman Blaes and Matthew Blaes

December 2, 2013

We will miss Uncle Jackie but we will cherish the wonderful memories we have of him and Aunt Anita. As my dad used to sing when he was a kid and Uncle Jackie and Anita used to remind us whenever we saw each other, Take a wind!

We love you.

To cousin Sharyn, Steven, Jeremy and extended family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

December 1, 2013

Julia, Jason, Olivia & family,
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your Grandfather. Our hearts are aching for you during this difficult time. Justin has such fond memories of him at your wedding and I wish I had the honor of meeting him. Please know that you are in our thoughts.
Laura Salzarulo & Justin Taylor

Pamela Adelman

November 30, 2013

Uncle Jackie's light will shine on through eternity with Aunt Anita. Love you!