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“My thoughts and prayers go out to Fred's immediate and extended family. May you all find comfort in the many happy memories he left in your hearts. ...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Gerald Moore - Alamogordo, NM

“Both my wife and I were stationed with Fred at Rhein Main. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.l Zeke and Bridie Zimmerman ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Paul Zimmerman - Warner Robins , GA

“Knew Freddie for three years in Germany 1972 - 1974. What a humerous guy. He was a friend of many folks, including me. (Jim Bridgeman Msgt, USAF, Ret...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Loren J. Bridgeman - San Angelo, TX

“fred was a friend. I flew with Fred in Vietnam and Rhein Main Germany. He always had something funny to say..Old Sarg Hos Hosman ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Hos Hosman - Aurora, CO - Friend

“Condolences to the Beshong family from my wife Carole and I as we remember Fred as a good friend. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Bill Barbato - Melrose, MA

“Nice memories of the times at the fire house at Hanscom AFB, Fred had so many stories, sometimes we heard the same ones, but that is what me will...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Michael J Bellemare - Hollis, NH

“My sincere condolences to the Beshong family,. Fred was a great friend and fellow VFW comrade.tdhtx ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Norman Cook - Melrose, MA

“Fred, You will be deeply missed. We had some good imes at the fire house. God bless you and your family. Robert Kehoe ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Robert Kehoe - Bradenton, FL

“Fred you were a great friend. I will always remember how even during the times when you were most sick you were concerned about my father and asking...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Keith - Quincy, MA - friend

“I will forever hold your friendship within my heart. I will miss your words of wisdom and encouragement while I bought my first home back in August....Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Marjorie MacLean - MA - friend

“Fred I will truly miss you .You were one of the greatest people in my life like part of my family .I will miss all the car rides to get coffee...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Amanda MacLean - North Andover, MA

“Fred you will truley be missed and remembered for all of your jokes and stories back at Scott ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Scott Rutherford - Methuen, MA


Mr. Frederick T. Beshong, a Melrose resident, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2011 at Massachusetts General Hospital, at age 77.
Born in Melrose on February 2, 1934, he was one of three children of the late Earl T. Beshong and Yvonne T. (Ramsey) Beshong.

Fred was raised and educated in Melrose. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years from 1951 to 1974. A Tech Sergeant, Fred served in the Vietnam and Korean War. After retiring from the Air Force, he became a Firefighter for 20 years. He was stationed at Scott AFB in Illinois, Fort Campbell in Kentucky, and lastly Hanscom AFB in Massachusetts. After many years of dedicated service, Fred returned to Melrose where he was raised. He was the past commander of Melrose VFW Post #2394 and a member of the American Legion Post #90.

Beloved husband of the late F. Marlene (Waggoner) Beshong with whom he shared 30 years of marriage. Former husband of the late Julia Beshong. Loving father of Victoria S. Beshong, Richard J. Beshong, and Jim Beshong, all of England. Dear step-father of Doug Lindsay of Granite City, IL and Mark A. Mercer of Collinsville, IL. Devoted brother of Adrienne B. Guyette of Old Orchard Beach, ME, and Earl T. Beshong, Jr. of Rye, NH. Loving grandfather of Michael and Jack Beshong.

Relatives and friends will gather to remember and honor Fred's life on Tuesday, December 20 for visiting hours from 4-8 PM at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St, Melrose and on Wednesday morning at the First United Methodist Church, 645 Main St., Melrose where his Funeral Service will be celebrated at 10 AM.