Mr. Frederick C. Best Jr., Age 92 of Attleboro, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 27th, 2019 at the Morton hospital in Taunton MA. Born in Quincy MA on July 5th, 1926 to the late Ruth and Frederick C. Best Sr. He was educated in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy Vocational High School. A career Veteran for over 20 years, Mr. Best joined the United States Navy in 1943. After his first enlistment, he was recruited into the United States Army. He was stationed in Fort Monroe Virginia, Fort Belvoir Virginia, Fort Eustis Virginia and Fort Banks MA. Frederick was an engineer while he was in the Army and specialized in graphic design and drawings for the Army Engineers. Frederick served his country with great honor and Integrity. He served during WWII, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Frederick was Honorably discharged and proudly retired from the Army on July 7th, 1964.
Frederick enjoyed strategic puzzles, cribbage and playing cards. He enjoyed visiting the American Legion and VFW. Frederick was a Former Commander of the VFW Post in Weymouth MA.
He leaves behind his 5 children; His 2 Sons: Frederick C. Best III and Charles Best; 3 Daughters: Diane Best, Karen Best and Debbie Best. He also leaves behind 5 Stepchildren, 1 Brother: Jackie Best, 1 Sister: Eileen Best, many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other extended family members. Frederick was predeceased by his first wife Rita Best, His second wife Peggy (Miskimmin) Best and his most recent wife, Beverly Best.
Visiting hours will be held in the Riendeau-Mulvey funeral home, 467 Bay St. Taunton MA 02780 on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019, from 11AM to 12PM. A Funeral Service will follow in the Funeral Home at 12PM. A Military Burial is scheduled with full Military Honors at 1:45PM in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
AN OLD SOLDIER'S PRAYER
I have fought when others feared to serve.
I have gone where others failed to go.
I've lost friends in war and strife,
Who valued Duty more than love of life.
I have shared the comradeship of pain.
I have searched the lands for men that we have lost.
I have sons who served this land of liberty,
Who would fight to see that other stricken lands are free.
I have seen the weak forsake humanity.
I have heard the traitors praise our enemy.
I've seen challenged men become even bolder,
I've seen the Duty, Honor, Sacrifice of the Soldier.
Now I understand the meaning of our lives,
The loss of comrades not so very long ago.
So to you who have answered duties siren call,
May God bless you my son, may God bless you all.