Frederick O. Boland

Frederick O. Boland, 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 and 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 and 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 Friday, September 16 at 11 a.m. in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter.  Relatives and friends are invited to gather in the cemetery administration parking lot at 10:45 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans

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