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Frederick A. Garand

Frederick A. Garand, 70, husband of Kathleen A. (Hayes) Garand, longtime of Allen Lane, Ipswich, died Sunday April 19, 2009 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, following his long illness.

Born in Ipswich November 30, 1938, he was the only child of the late Adelard E. and Jennie A. (Budzianowski) Garand. He was raised in Ipswich, a 1956 graduate of Ipswich High School, and a graduate of the Beverly Trade School where he trained as a machinist. For fifteen years, and until itsí closing, he was employed as a tool and dye maker at the United Shoe Machine in Beverly. He then worked for twenty-three years as a machinist at GTE Sylvania in Ipswich and at   Osram Sylvania in Danvers until his retirement.

Mr. Garand was an avid baseball fan. He enjoyed playing baseball in the Under Thirty and later in the Over Thirty local leagues.

He was a member of the former Sacred Heart Church of Ipswich and Our Lady of Hope Parish of Ipswich, the P.L.A.V. Post #92 in Ipswich and the St. Lawrence Literary Society of Ipswich.

In addition to his wife of forty years he is survived by two sons, Scott Garand and his wife Michele of Haverhill and Peter Garand and his wife Amanda of North Carolina, and three grandchildren, Alexander and Andrea Garand both of North Carolina and Evan Garand of Haverhill.

His funeral will be held Wednesday April 22 at 8 am from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.  Burial will follow in the New Highland Cemetery, Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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