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Franklin Freeman



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Franklin “Fritz” Freeman, 90, of Ashland, Mass., formerly of Newtown, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2020, after a brief illness.

He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Fritz had a storybook childhood growing up in Marshfield Hills, Mass., in a different era. He graduated from Governor’s Academy in Newbury and played a season for the Lynn Red Sox in the minors as a fine, lefty pitcher.

In July of 1951, Fritz married Ann Page of Scituate and settled down in Newtown to start a family.

Fritz had a gift with words and an enthusiastic, outgoing personality as a lifetime industrial salesman for the Codman Company of Rockland. Fritz and Ann had four children — Sara Fontaine, Gail Elias, Betsy Bennett, and Woody Freeman — and seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Fritz touched many people, and his spirit and faith were deep and strong.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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