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Frederick O. Boland

1948 ~ 2022 (age 74)


74, of Wakefield passed away at his home on May 13, 2022.

Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Owen L. and Grace F. (Trefethen) Boland. Fred grew up in Central Falls & enjoyed his summers working at Camp Yawgoo, he was an Eagle Scout. Just after high school, he enlisted as a US Navy Seabee, serving during the Vietnam War.  Post military service, he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island focused on education. Despite that degree, Mr. Boland worked as a contractor throughout Southern RI for many years. He took great pride in his work & found satisfaction in design & construction.  He would retire as a travel agent with Mariner Travel which cemented his love for the Caribbean. 

Fred had a great deal of hobbies & creative endeavors throughout his life which included fishing, canoeing, BBQ, drum building, wood carving & sewing just to name a few. He enjoyed gathering with his friends around a good fire while sharing stories & laughter.

He leaves his daughter, Josie B. Halt of Wakefield; and grandchildren, Estelle and Maxwell Halt.  He was the brother of the late Carolyn, Mark and Daniel Boland.

His committal service with Military Honors will be held at a later date in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans www.dav.org. 

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