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Frederick Lawrence Moss III

Obituary for Frederick Lawrence Moss III

May 18, 1932 - July 31, 2020
Concord, New Hampshire | Age 88

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Frederick Lawrence Moss III, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on July 31, 2020, at the age of 88.

He was born on May 18, 1932, in Norwood, Massachusetts, the son of Frederick Lawrence Moss II of Windsor, Nova Scotia, and Hilda (Royce) Moss of Jaffrey, New Hampshire. He spent his early years in Canton, Massachusetts, and then moved to New Boston, New Hampshire, with his family in 1941, at the age of nine.

Fred graduated from New Boston High School with the Class of 1949.

He was trained at the United States Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois, from November 23, 1949 to January 8, 1950. He then went on to the U.S. Naval School (Fire Technology) Receiving Station, Washington, D.C., where he completed the training course for Fire Control Technician and was certified on May 31, 1951. He was appointed Fire Control Technician Third Class and sailed on the U.S.S. Alcor (AK-259) on April 16, 1952. Fred was honorably discharged from the Navy on June 17, 1953, and was awarded the Navy Occupation Service Medal (European Clasp).

For the next 64 years until his death, Fred was the faithful and loyal husband of Dolores Joan (Alsko) Moss. They were married on August 12, 1956, at Trinity Church in Washington, Pennsylvania, by Reverend Robert B. Muhl. Together, Fred and Dolly had three children and two grandchildren.

Fred joined the Laborers' International Union of North America in 1964, and in 2014 was awarded the gold membership card and certificate for fifty years of continuous membership. He was a proud and dedicated member of Local Union 668, actively participating in union meetings and serving as secretary for a number of years.

Fred always had an extraordinarily strong sense of justice and of protecting the rights of the less powerful. He kept up on politics throughout his life and was an avid supporter of local political candidates. In his younger years, he could often be seen holding signs of support at polling places during elections.

Fred was predeceased by his elder sister Priscilla (Moss) Kendrick and her husband George Kendrick, both of Weare, New Hampshire; by his younger sister Lucille (Moss) Gordon and her husband Richard "Spike" Gordon, both of Goffstown, New Hampshire; and by his younger brother Warren Moss, of New Boston, New Hampshire.

He is survived by his loving wife Dolores Joan (Alsko) Moss of Webster, New Hampshire, son Frederick Lawrence "Max" Moss IV and his wife Zee Marie, both of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughter Lucia (Moss) Ishii, her husband Yasuhiko Ishii and their daughter (Fred's granddaughter) Alyssa Ishii, all of Boscawen, New Hampshire; son Royce Moss, his wife Brittney (Reardon) Moss and their son (Fred's grandson) Connor Moss, all of Franklin, New Hampshire; and many nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces.

Because of COVID-19, there will be no funeral services or visitation, but there will be a brief military internment ceremony at the Veterans Cemetery at 110 Daniel Webster Hwy Boscawen, NH, on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 11:30 am. Friends and family are welcome to attend and are asked to practice safe social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice in memory of Fred.

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