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Frederick John Rousseau

January 19, 1925 - October 9, 2011

U.S. Veteran

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Frederick John Rousseau of Hopkinton, 86, beloved husband and father passed away peacefully October 9, 2011. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years, Jean Anzivino. He is survived by his daughter Michelle and husband Thomas Fillingim, his daughter Denise and husband William Stickney, and three grandchildren Christopher, Emily and Jonathan. He is also survived by his sisters, Phyllis Chenard, Edna and Bill Carr, Pauline and Bill La Force, Therese Crowley, Kathryn and Harold Svendsen, and Jeanne Taylor. Aside from his immediate family he also leaves many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Fred was born January 19, 1925 in Framingham, Massachusetts. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After completing his service to his country, he spent the next 40 years in service to the Town of Framingham, first as a police officer and then as the Sealer of Weights and Measures, from which he retired in 1986. In 1981 Fred and Jean opened the Golden Spoon Coffee Shoppe in Hopkinton. The family owned and operated this Hopkinton legend for 30 years. During his lifetime he enjoyed many activities, including owning and racing harness horses at the old Foxborough Racetrack. Fred also enjoyed spending many hours in his yard taking care of the lawn, bushes and trees. His daily visits to the Golden Spoon were the source of many great memories and brought him much joy.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday at 10:00a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers or gifts the family asks that you make a donation to help find a cure for PSP, the disease that afflicted his loving wife Jean. Donations can be mailed to: CurePSP: Foundation for PSP | CBD and Related Brain Diseases 30 E. Padonia Rd., Suite 201 Timonium, MD 21093 Or at, https://give.psp.org/