January 1, 1970 - November 12, 2009
Frederick Dix Roe, 88, a Holliston resident since 1946, died Thursday, November 12, 2009 at the Timothy Daniels House in Holliston. Born in Maryland , he was the husband of the late Barbara (Warfield) Roe who passed in 2000.
An Army WW II veteran and a recipient of a Purple Heart he saw action in Europe .
He is survived by his sons, Frederick W. Roe & wife Susan of Poughkeepsie, NY and Donald W. Roe and wife Linda of St. Louis, MO. He also leaves behind a sister, Genevieve Flickinger of Buffalo , NY ; 5 grandchildren, Christopher, Jennifer, Eric, Elizabeth
Fred attended Phillips Exeter Academy and MIT. His life long passion was the history of old cars and in pursuit of this was a founding member of the Rolls Royce Owner’s club with membership in the Classic Car Club, The Society of Automotive Historians and a past Director of the Larz Anderson Museum . He wrote the award winning book, “Dusenberg: Pursuit of Perfection”.
He was an avid fan of Jazz music played locally. Before retiring he worked for Sears Roebuck and then State Lumber.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 from 4 to 7 pm at the Chesmore Funeral Home, 854 Washington St. (Rt. 126) Holliston. A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 at Lake Grove Cemetery in Holliston. A memorial service for Frederick will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to either Downtown Marigold Project 310 Woodland St. Holliston, MA 01746, or the Holliston Library 752 Washington St. Holliston, MA. 01746