OBITUARY

Frederick P. Marek

September 3, 1921April 5, 2018

A Funeral Mass for Frederick P. Marek, age 96 of Ogdensburg, will be held on Saturday (Apr 14, 2018) at 12:00pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held also on Saturday (Apr 14th) from 11:00am until the Mass at the Cathedral. Mr. Marek passed away at the St. Joseph’s Home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday (Apr 5, 2018).

Surviving are his son Michael (Donna) Marek of Ogdensburg; grandchildren Peter (Kristen) Marek of Littleton MA, Paul Marek of Auburn, Anne Colangelo of Baldwinsville and Joseph (Amanda) Marek of Natural Bridge NY, along with Loreen Cope, Ken Rumble and Randy Rumble all of Missouri; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters Julia Bucko of Rhode Island, Stacia Barac of Massachusetts, Helen Matisewski of Rhode Island; and a brother Fransican Friar Edward Marek of Brockton MA along with several nieces, nephews & cousins.

He was predeceased by his wife Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Marek in 2017; a son Stephen Marek; a daughter Constance Delano and a brother Joseph Marek.

Freddie was born on Sept 3, 1921 in Cumberland, Rhode Island, a son of the late Peter & Sophia (Baron) Marek. He graduated from Cumberland High School and later enter the US Army during WWII from 1940 to 1945. He served under General Patton’s 3rd Army Red Diamond Division and earned a bronze star and rank of Staff Sargent. On October 16, 1943 he married Mary Elizabeth Bergeron at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

During his career he was employed at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center for 37 ½ years as a supervisor in the laundry department, retiring in 1983. He later became employed at the McLellan Funeral Home assisting on funerals from 1987 – 1999 then with the Fox –McLellan Funeral Home from 1999 – 2003. Throughout the years, Freddie could be seen umpiring men’s softball league games, in addition to 25 years of refereeing Section 10 basketball games. He was also an active member of St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Vincent DePaul Society and the VFW.

Freddie enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox, golfing, practicing his faith and will always be known as a faith filled friendly and family oriented man.

Memorial contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to the St. Joseph’s Home Foundation, 950 Linden Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences and fond memories can be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Peter & Sophia (Baron) Marek, Parents
  • Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Bergeron) Marek, Wife
  • Michael (Donna) Marek, Son
  • Peter (Kristen) Marek, Grandchild
  • Paul Marek, Grandchild
  • Anne Colangelo, Grandchild
  • Joseph (Amanda) Marek, Grandchild
  • Loreen Cope, Grandchild
  • Ken Rumble, Grandchild
  • Randy Rumble, Grandchild
  • Julia Bucko, Sister
  • Stacia Barac, Sister
  • Helen Matisewski, Sister
  • Franciscan Friar Edward Marek, Brother
  • Stephen Marek, Son
  • Constance Delano, Daughter
  • Joseph Marek, Brother
  • Frederick also leaves18 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Calling Hours Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, April 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Frederick P. Marek

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Debbie Hubbard

April 13, 2018

Rest in peace dear Fred, I know you are in heaven with Betty and dancing with the angels.

Tamara Angotti

April 8, 2018

My condolences and blessings go out to the entire Marek family for their loss. In the short time I was able to meet and get to know Fred , I was in awe of his accomplishments and his dedication to his faith. What a great and gentle man who will surely be missed!

Tamara Angotti
Friend of the family

Marion Cline

April 7, 2018

I’m sorry for your loss. I have great memories of Fred at Kinney’s. He was a sweet man and will be deeply missed. He was one of my FAVORITES, Love Marion

James & Linda Caster

April 7, 2018

Mike, Donna & family,
We are very saddened by your loss of family. May you be filled with happy memories to comfort you in times of sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
James & Linda Caster

Bryan and Joan Felitto

April 7, 2018

Mike ,Donna and family : We are saddened to learn of Fred's passing . He was such a nice man and we always enjoyed seeing him and talking about a myriad of common interests . He kept abreast of current events and had a keen interest in all he came into contact with .

I used to run into him on the golf course on occasion and we always had fun joshing each other about our golf game and comparing tips .

We all can take comfort in the fact that Fred as a man of faith has achieved his eternal goal. He is where he always strove to be and now with Betty is at peace . He will be missed

Rip Freddy .

Bryan and Joan

David Connors

April 7, 2018

Mike & Donna and family im so sorry to hear the loss of Uncle Freddie. The fondest memory is when i brought Helen and Stacia there 6 yrs. Ago and i cut freds grass. He came outside and said i was doing a great job and i had to come all the way from Cumberland, RI just to cut his grass. It was an honor. Fred is back with his love let them rest in peace.

FROM THE FAMILY