Fredrick Clarence Webster, age 87 of Chelmsford passed on Saturday, April 11 th, 2020. Fred is now reunited with his beloved wife Ann who passed 8 days prior from the tragedy of Covid19. Married on August 14,1993, they were together as one in life and in passing as Fred also contracted this terrible virus.
Fred leaves behind his loving sister Nancy Schultz and brother in law, Chuck of Norwell. In addition to his very large blended family which includes many grand and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, he had many friends. Fred had 3 daughters: Cheryl Magnant and husband, Fred of Chelmsford, Kathy Coraccio of Florida and Janice Barbuti and husband, John of Hudson, NH. He also leaves behind his 3 devoted stepchildren: Donald Moultrop and his wife Deb of Wilmington, Lynne Almeida and her husband Larry of Burlington and Brenda Sullivan and her husband Danny of Arlington.
Fred was born and grew up in Bedford. After graduating High School, he joined the United States Air Force where he served our country honorably. During his time in the military he became an aircraft jet fighter mechanic. Fred often showed this pride though wearing his beloved veteran Air Force apparel. He was deeply involved in the community; volunteering at the Bedford VA for the annual veterans Christmas dinner and the annual spring veteran’s car show luncheon.
After leaving the military, Fred went to Northeastern University and graduated with a degree in Electronics Engineering. He later started a successful business called Fluid Precision Inc. where he developed and produced precision sensitive instruments for planes and hospitals. After selling the business, Fred’s final career was Fred Webster Remolding, a trade he learned from his carpenter/contractor father. Growing up, Kathy fondly remembers the times she was allowed to skip Sunday school and go trash picking at the dump with her Dad; which was always followed up with a trip to the candy store. Even as an adult, Fred would call Kathy in Florida and ask, “Hey Kiddo, what’s the weather down there?”.
When Fred met Ann it was fireworks, love at first sight for them both. When recounting the story of meeting stepdaughter’s, Lynne and Brenda, he always did it in his usual humor. He revealed that they met at a Chinese restaurant, drank scorpion bowls while he was grilled on “what his intentions were with their mother”. Although, he claimed that it was more like an interrogation! And of course, being the ever gentleman that he was, he picked up the tab.
Fred and Ann had many wonderful and happy years together. He showered her with gifts and love throughout their entire relationship. With Ann being more on the shy side, Fred more than made up for that with his wit and charm. He was the guy that would speak to everyone and anyone, the guy that even strangers would remember.
As in life and in Fred and Ann’s passing, they will be together forever, laughing and dancing as they so often did. As Fred’s daughter Janice said, “He is in heaven with the love of his life”.
The family will have a celebration of their lives at a later date.
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