BANGOR – Fred was born July 4th, 1941, in Old Town, son of Fred and Anna (Thompson) Osgood. He was raised in Kingman. He died July 4, 2014, at Maine Veterans Home, Bangor.
Fred’s natural love for the outdoors started as a young man camping with his grandfather, Jesse Osgood. He became known as ‘Hunter’ for his love of deer hunting and was a fisherman. The fishing stories and laughter became a wonderful part of his life. In 1965, he was drafted in the Army. He trained at Ft. Eustis in Virginia as an aircraft metal worker and while there he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal for his marksmanship. After training, he spent 18 months in Germany before being honorably discharged in 1967.
Fred is survived by three sisters, Helen Keith, Marilyn Noble and husband, Claude, and Patricia Perry and one brother, Jesse Osgood and wife, Susan, all of Kingman. In his later years, he developed solid friendships with his nephews, Dan Noble and Herb Linscott, due to their shared love of fishing. The wonderful fishing experiences and stories continued. He also remembers his niece, Sally Mulligan and good long term friend, Miriam Buckley. He will be missed by his dog and companion, Dingo. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Wilfred ‘Bucky’, Dan and Franklin, as well as sisters, Nellie Keith and Paula Linscott.
Over the years, Fred found many special friends and a large extended family in the AA fellowship that brought him the rewards of a life well lived. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW. We will miss our friend, companion and mentor and his “tell it like it is” way of life.
In honoring Fred’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. However if anyone would like to honor his memory, you may make a donation to AA at Central Service Office, 47 Portland St., Portland ME 04101.