Fitchburg-Frederick W. Aaltonen, 80, died peacefully at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, after a lengthy illness.
Fred was born in Fitchburg on December 17, 1941, son of the late William Aaltonen and Lina (Kallinen) Aaltonen Roiko.
Fred was a lifelong resident of Fitchburg. He graduated from Fitchburg High School in 1959. He played football and ran track in high school. He received an Associate Degree from Dean Junior College. He enjoyed kayaking, walking, and watching the Red Sox and the Patriots.
He is survived by his sister Linda Mullen of Hernando, FL; nephews Brett Mullen, Kent (Kate) Mullen, Todd (Janice Kreidler) Mullen, and Chip (Susan Mobayed) Ablondi; and his nieces Chris (Ken) Carlson and Lynn Ablondi. In addition to his parents, Fred was predeceased by his sister Shirley Ablondi and his brother-in-law Raymond Ablondi.
Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2022, from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and the Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 243 Water Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420.
His Memorial Service will be celebrated in the funeral home at 12:00pm.
Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg will be private.
John F. Masciarelli, James M. Hebert and Terresa Shea, Funeral Directors.