Woodstock – Carl Gustav Bernard Fredrickson, Jr. 79, of Old Sawmill Road, died Friday, November 2, 2018, in Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Arlene (Hodges) Fredrickson for 59 years. Born in New Britain, CT, he was the son of Carl and Iona (Burleigh) Fredrickson.
Carl owned and operated the BBQ Hut for several years with his wife Arlene. He also had a long career as an over the road truck driver and loved to tell stories. As an avid golfer, Carl was known as “Super Dog” to his golfing buddies. In addition to looking forward to golf trips to Myrtle Beach with family and friends, he was a member of Vineyard Valley Golf Club and had received a trophy for a hole in one. Carl enjoyed competitive bowling, cooking and the simple pleasure of feeding the squirrels in his yard.
In addition to his wife, Carl is survived by his sons, Carl (Kelly) Fredrickson, III, of Panama City Beach, FL and Michael (Sandra) Fredrickson of Pomfret; his daughters, Deborah (Horatio) Meyer of Mansfield, and Shawn-Marie Hopkins of Eastford; his brother Robert Fredrickson of Inverness, FL; five granddaughters and four great granddaughters.
Relative and friends are invited to visit with Carl’s family from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, November 9, 2018 in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St. Putnam, CT. Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to The Dale Smith Golf Fund, c/o Robert Tetreault, 28 Fairway Drive, Brooklyn CT 06234. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.