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Frederick M. McDermott, Jr.

January 19, 1934 December 5, 2018
Frederick M. McDermott, Jr.
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Obituary for Frederick M. McDermott, Jr.

Frederick M. McDermott, Jr., longtime resident of Brockton, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at age 84.

He met and quickly fell in love with his Wife, Barbara (Prosper) McDermott while they attended Brockton High School. After graduating, Mr. McDermott enlisted in the United States Navy and admirably served on the U.S.S. Compton during the Korean War.

Upon returning home he married his sweetheart, Barbara and together they had three children. Starting as a linesman for New England Telephone Company, he rose through the ranks into a managerial position diligently working during the day and taking college courses at night, eventually obtaining a doctorate in adult education.

When he retired from the telephone company, Mr. McDermott developed an educational system called Jims and Jabs and traveled the world in a training capacity for the military and numerous Fortune 500 companies. He was very proud of his Irish heritage. He was an accomplished baseball player and loved to coach and share his knowledge of the game.

He enjoyed spending time working in his garden and especially enjoyed growing garlic and butternut squash and thoroughly appreciated the meals his Wife cooked using the vegetables he grew.

He is survived by his Wife, Barbara and their children, Frederick McDermott of Brockton, Mary Jane Asack and her husband George Asack, Jr., of Bridgewater and Jeffrey McDermott of Brockton. Adoringly known as ‘Bumpa’ to his grandchildren, Alyssa Asack Rawlins and her husband Jason Rawlins, Jillian Asack and Ryan McDermott and his wife Katy McDermott and his great grandchildren, Olivia and Sophie Rawlins. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Lou Macrina and her husband, George Macrina and their five children, Joe, Patty, Paul, Ann and Nancy, brother in law to Patricia Sherman and loving uncle to her three children, Beth, Susan and Melissa.

Funeral from the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (Rt123) Brockton on Monday, December 10th at 9:30AM thence to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 439 West St., Brockton where a funeral mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul at 10:30AM. Interment will follow in Melrose Cemetery, Brockton. Calling hours in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home Sunday 4:00-7:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Life Care Center of West Bridgewater, 765 West Center St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379.

Memorial Contribution

Life Care Center of West Bridgewater

765 West Center Street
West Bridgewater, MA 02379

St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital

501 St Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105

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