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POWELL, Frederick W. “Fred”, of Randolph, formerly of Granbury, TX, passed away unexpectedly, after a long battle with illness, on November 24, 2019, at the age of 65. Born in Brockton, Fred grew up in Randolph and graduated from Blue Hills Regional Technical High School in Canton. He then went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Fred spent nearly 20 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as an Air Crew Life Support Craftsman. He served during Operation Desert Storm and while serving, Fred was the recipient of several awards and citations, including the Air Force Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award and the Professional Military Education Ribbon with 1 device. He was a strong and faithful man who simply enjoyed a good cup of tea on the front porch in the rain. Fred was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman and his dry sense of humor kept everyone laughing. A devoted father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, Fred will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Fred was the husband of Fran Powell. Loving father of Keren Powell of TX. Devoted brother of Patricia O’Keefe of Abington, Laurie Weinacht and her husband Steven of Randolph, Paul Powell and his companion Tina Pass of Randolph, Luanne Trabulsie and her husband Tom of Bridgewater and the late Richard Powell. Dear “Opa” to Caleb and Rylan Powell. Son of the late Ralph and Lois (Martin) Powell. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph. Funeral services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Fred’s name to the Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365.

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