Published in The Patriot
Ledger from October 24 to October 25, 2011
F. Fred Bortolotti, 88, formerly of Milton, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
at Radius Health facility, located at Quincy Medical Center, after a brief
Fred was predeceased by his loving wife, Barbara R. (Shephard) in 2004.
Fred was the devoted father of Alfred Bortolotti and his wife Jeane of
Hanover, Catherine Simisky and her husband Edward of Shrewsbury, Sharon
Bjorkman and her husband Philip of Marshfield, Barbara Connick and her
husband Paul of Hull, Dale Bortolotti of Hyde Park, Frederick Bortolotti
of Hull and the late Lauri Bortolotti.
He is also survived by ten grandchildren, Michaelyn, Corinne, Philip,
Jarrett, Jenette, Christopher, Kevin, Michaela, Neil, Erin, his sister
Gloria DelPico of Braintree; his brother Harold Bortolotti of Milton,
his sister Karen Lorusso of Hanover, and his brother the late Warren Bortolotti.
Fred was born in Milton, son of the late Fedele Bortolotti and Catherine
He graduated from Milton High School, 1942, a star athlete and still holds
the single season batting average record of .537. Fred was inducted into
the Milton High Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010, a highlight achievement
in his later years.
Fred played in the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburg Pirate minor league organizations
for four years following his military service.
Fred took tremendous pride in being a member of the greatest generation
and serving his country. He served in the 1st Division Marine Corp. and
saw heavy combat in the South Pacific Theatre.
Fred was co-owner of the family plastering business F.F. Bortolotti of
Milton before his early retirement due to health reasons.
Fred will be remembered for his strong resolve and fierce independence.
The family would like to thank the Hancock Park Adult Day Health and the
Veterans Association for their caring support of Fred. Fred also received
the utmost care from the compassionate staff at Quincy Medical Center
and Radius Health.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agatha Church, 432 Adams St.,
Milton, Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at
the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton, Tuesday,
3 to 7 p.m.
Interment in Milton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Saint Jude
Childrens Hospital, 505 N. Parkway, Memphis, TN, 38103.