Frederick Charles's Story
Our brother, Frederick Charles Hobbs, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2016 at Seacoast Nursing Home in Gloucester, with his family by his side.
He was born in Gloucester on January 14, 1947 and was the son of the late Fred and Audrey (Levie) Hobbs and a direct descendant of Maurice Hobbs one of the founding fathers of Hampton, N.H.
Frederick, Freddie to his family and friends, didn’t venture far from home. He worked on the Gloucester waterfront for many years. He also worked in Peabody and Lynn at the leather factories, at Mighty Mac making foul weather gear for our local fishermen on Maplewood Avenue and in the box factory on Willow Street making wooden fish boxes. In later years he lived with and took care of our mother for which we are very grateful. Freddie loved smelt fishing and going to the dog track. His tales of growing up in Gloucester, of the factories, and his friends and their antics were shared with humor and enjoyed by all of us.
Freddie is survived by his brothers, Jay and his wife Helen of New Holland, Pa., Michael and his wife, Nancy of Gloucester, Donald and his wife, Deborah of Gloucester and Pensacola Fla., Philip and his wife, Cheryl, Russell and his wife, Melissa, his sister, Janice and her husband, Cosmo Parisi, all of Gloucester, and special family member Grace Saunders and her family of Salem. He is also survived by his aunt, Janice (Levie) Graves and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Audrey Hobbs, his infant sister, Wendy Ann Hobbs and nephew, Daniel Patrick Hobbs.
Arrangements by Boston Cremation, 287 Main St., Malden, MA 02148. Private grave side services will be held later this summer.