Fredericka Alberta Walsh

November 8, 1953October 23, 2018
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Fredericka A. Walsh 1953 – 2018

NORTH YARMOUTH – Fredericka (Fish) Walsh, 64, died unexpectedly on October 23, 2018 at her residence. Fredericka “Fredi” was born in Amityville, Long Island on November 8, 1953, the daughter of Frederick A. and Bertha G. Fish, both since deceased.

A former resident of Fairfield, Connecticut, Fredi attended Roger Ludlowe High School. She worked as a Veterinary Technician for many years both in Connecticut and for the past 20 years at Gray-New Gloucester Animal Hospital here in Maine.

Fredi’s love for animals started at an early age “borrowing” neighbors’ pets when she could not yet have one of her own. It was not unusual for her parents to come home to a strange dog tied to the apple tree out back. That love exposed a natural gift with animals leading to a successful career. In addition to her work as a Vet Tech, Fredi had a natural talent as trainer of pets-- and their owners, and during her years in Connecticut she also worked as a professional dog groomer. She was always ready to help an animal in need of a home or a home in need of an animal.

A loyal Sports fan to her beloved Boston teams, Fredi enjoyed listening to Sports radio and could passionately defend her New England Patriots. She was an enthusiastic walker, whether with family, friends, her dogs, and lately with her goats in the lovely wooded paths her fiancé Jason created for her at home. Fredi is survived by her fiancé, Jason Darling; her sisters, Sharon (Fish) Gartner and husband David, Helen (Fish) Kropitis and husband John, and Nellie (Fish) Poole; her nieces and nephews, David Gartner and spouse Kristie, Jennifer (Kropitis) Doms and husband George, Peter Gartner, and John Kropitis II and spouse Jennifer; and her 6 great nephews and 2 great nieces. Fredi was devoted to her cats, dogs, horses, and new found love – her goats.

She was predeceased by her husband Gary J. Walsh and brother-in-law Donald E. Poole. Fredi and Gary lived briefly in Farmington, Maine when first moving from Connecticut prior to living in North Yarmouth.

Fredi’s greatest joy was spending time with her fiancé Jason, her animals, and her family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Fredi’s online guestbook at

A Celebration of her life to be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2:00 pm at North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Rd, North Yarmouth, Maine

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fredi’s memory to either the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, or HART of Maine Adoption Center & Shelter for Cats, Burial arrangements will remain private. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, Maine 04103. 846-4011.


  • Frederick A. Fish, Father
  • Bertha G. Fish, Mother
  • Jason Darling, Fiance
  • Sharon Gartner, Sister
  • David Gartner, Brother-in-law
  • Helen Kropitis, Sister
  • John Kropitis, Brother-in-law
  • Nellie Poole, Sister
  • Donald E. Poole, Brother-in-law
  • Jennifer Doms, Niece
  • George Doms, Jennifer's husband
  • David Gartner, Nephew
  • Kristie Gartner, David's wife
  • Peter Gartner, Nephew
  • John Kropitis II, Nephew
  • Jennifer Kropitis, John's wife
  • Gary J. Walsh, Husband


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 3, 2018

Fredericka Alberta Walsh

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Gail MacLean

November 20, 2018

Fredi, when I heard of your passing just the other day my heart sank. I will always remember you with that smile in every one of the photos. The world has lost a wonderful human being. Til we meet on the other side, Fredi, rest in peace.

Patty Dunn

November 3, 2018

My heart breaks for someone taking so soon.I loved my Fredi.The Staff of Rachel's on the green send our deepest sympathy for all touched by her loss.I will never forget her smile,hugs and her caring ways.RIP friend.Love you

Cynthia Decker

November 3, 2018

I will forever remember Freddie's smile and her hugs. I was fortunate to spend a couple of hours with her just recently and share many laughs and one of her wonderful hugs. I am so sorry for all who knew her and loved her as she was one of the most caring people I have ever met. I hope that we all will find comfort in realizing how lucky we were to have known her and will have these memories forever.

George & Diantha Walsh

November 2, 2018

We send our condolence to the family and all who knew her.
Our hearts fell to the ground when we were told of Fredi
passing. We were so lucky to have her beautiful spirit in
our lives a bright light to all who knew her.
She was a gift to all animals she held so dear. Her Spirit
has truly been lifted to Heaven on the wings of .......
The Great Eagle ...RIP! Dear One
Love George & Diantha Walsh

Nancy Michael

November 2, 2018

We all loved Fredi here at the Freeport Cafe! Jason and Fredi were regular customers for the last few years. We are so sorry for your loss and will miss her smiling face.

Craig Emblem

October 31, 2018

To my uncle Jason and the entire Walsh family,

Fredi was a loving person, a wonderful spirit, and an aunt that I will never forget. She always lit up a room when she entered. Her positive energy and contagious smile were warm in feeling. I always looked forward to visiting both Fredi and my uncle Jason when visiting Maine. Fredi always made us laugh and was always so welcoming.

A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me”.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived while I was strong.
Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you.
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.
My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.
Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.
Continue traditions, no matter how small.
Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls
I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.
Until the day comes we’re together again.

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I would like to offer my deepest condolences for the sudden loss of someone so special.

God bless.

Rachel Crookston

October 31, 2018

There are no words I can say to Jason or to Fredi's family for the loss of Fredi. I just want to say I loved Fredi like a sister.

I will always remember climbing Mt Washington with her 1 year after one her hip surgeries! By the time we got to the bottom, Fredi was using 2 sticks for crutches and had lost a couple of toe nails that never grew back! This was Fredi, never give up, never give in, and stubborn as a goat! (Maybe that's why she loved her goats so much!) I loved that about Fredi.

We also went to Popham Beach a couple of times, and she always wanted to have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at the beach. She said that was her number one beach sandwich.

I can not describe what a loss this has been. I will never forget her, and will always remember her with a smile.

Till we meet again my sister - Love You - Rachel

Joyelle DiBiase

October 30, 2018

Fredi’s Family & Friends & Jason so, so sorry for such a huge loss.
Fredi has been such a special friend to me! Always an ear with my animals questions and care❤️
Fredi helped me train my first & only dog (Millie) with such ease. What a way she had with animals.
I have had the pleasure of being her hairstylist for the past 12 yrs.
All the laughes we would have every 4 wks. Over those 12yrs of caring for Fredi’s hair I grew to care for her more then her hair:)
We developed a wonderful friendship that I will cherish forever. I love you Fredi & miss you so very much.
May your spirit live on in the things you loved.
Always loved,

Donnie+Sandy Mitsmenn

October 30, 2018

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Jason and Fredi's family. Although it is hard to find the right words,may our faith in God give us the strength we need to get through this most difficult time. May we support each other with our thoughts and prayers. Let us cherish the memories. May God Bless.

Deborah Rand

October 30, 2018

When my brother, Jason, first introduced Freddie to my family, it was instant friendship because we had so much in common. She helped me so much with my husband, Alan, before and after his death. She had been through it herself and knew what I was going through. We travelled out west several times, enjoyed a lot of meals and did some shopping. When we did shop, it was not unusual that we would buy the same thing. I have lost a wonderful friend who knew me so well.