Obituary for Stephen P. Fredericksen
THE CASEY FAMILY IS HONORED TO BE ASSISTING AND CARING FOR THE FAMILY OF STEPHEN FREDERICKSEN
WOLCOTT – Stephen P. Fredericksen age 59 of Wolcott, passed away unexpectedly at Saint Mary’s Hospital on April 14th 2018 surrounded by the love and comfort of his family after a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of Catherine (Collett) Fredericksen.
Stephen was born May 1, 1958 in New Haven, CT, the son of the late Max and Florinda (Forcinelli) Fredericksen. He graduated from Hamden High School and was an insurance agent for 35 years; most recently with the Knights of Columbus. Stephen’s true passion was volunteering in the music and theater departments of several local school systems. He relished the opportunity to conduct, direct, play bass and guide students in their musical endeavors. Known as “The String Doctor” Stephen enjoyed repairing and restoring string instruments. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Wolcott Council # 35 Armor DEI assembly and a member of the Saint Mary Council 42 of Our Lady of Lebanon and was a Fourth Degree Knight. Stephen has held many roles within the Knights of Columbus including District Deputy and member of the state membership team , he served on the Master’s staff as the Director of Fraternal Remembrances and the Knight’s First Degree and Fourth Degree exemplification teams to mention a few. When Stephen wasn’t busy volunteering with the Knights of Columbus, schools, or church, he could be found spending time with his adored grandchildren. Stephen was an active parishioner of Saint Maron’s Church, an avid Seattle Seahawks fan, and enjoyed playing golf.
Besides his wife Catherine of 38 years, Stephen is survived by his children; Brian Fredericksen of Waterbury, Robert Fredericksen and his wife, Tracie of Bristol, Andrew Fredericksen of Middletown, Margaret Battisti and her husband, Brian of Naugatuck, and Kari Fredericksen and her partner, Paul Talbot of Michigan. In addition, he leaves his brother, William Fredericksen and his wife, Leslie of New Britain, his sister, Brenda Cantafio of Hamden, 12 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Shaun Fredericksen and sister, Lisa Ferrer.
Funeral Services for Mr. Fredericksen be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 Noon at Saint Maron’s Church 613 Main St. Torrington, CT. Those planning to attend are kindly asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may visit with Stephen’s family on Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home, 1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd Waterbury CT 06705. To honor Stephen’s charitable nature, his family would like to request that, in lieu of flowers, a donation in his name be made to a charity of your choosing. To extend online expressions of sympathy to the family or for additional information, kindly visit the funeral home website at www.eastsidememorial.com.