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David A. Froehlich, Sr.

Posted By Wendy On December 2, 2019 @ 11:08 am In Obituaries | 8 Comments

1947 – 2019

Woodstock Valley – David A. Froehlich, Sr., 72, of Barber Rd., passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Alfred and Winifred (Wonoski) Froehlich.

David worked as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator for the town of Woodstock for 40 years. He also operated Froehlich’s Sawmill and helped out in the operation of the Happiness Brothers Hereford Farm. David was a jack of all trades and enjoyed tinkering and puttering with just about anything.

David is survived by his children, Brian Froehlich and his wife Janet of Woodstock Valley, David Froehlich, Jr. and his wife Misty of Killingly and Stacey Hopkins and her husband John of Pomfret; his brothers, Donald Froehlich of Woodstock Valley, and Steven Froehlich of Woodstock Valley; and his sisters, Jean Plaza of Webster, MA, Barbara Liszka of Woodstock Valley, and Linda Szpyrka of Woodstock Valley; his eight grandchildren; his five great-grandchildren; and his former wife Lorraine (Boucher) Froehlich of Woodstock. He also leaves behind a good friend and caregiver, Lillian Hopkins.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with David’s family from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin on Thursday, December 5, 2019 in the funeral home at 9:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service for David at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Barlow Cemetery, Barlow Cemetery Rd, Woodstock, CT. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Connecticut, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.

Condolences for the family of “David A. Froehlich, Sr.”

Condolence from Maureen Ducat on December 2nd, 2019 6:49 pm

With Deepest Sympathies to the Family,
The Officers and Members of the 4th District Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

Condolence from Sherry and Pete Engh on December 3rd, 2019 11:32 am

Our sincerest sympathy to the whole family; rest in peace David

Condolence from Melissa Robidoux on December 3rd, 2019 4:13 pm

My condolences to you and your family. David was my 2nd cousin. My grandmother Stephanie was David’s mom’s sister. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Condolence from Chandler and Heather Paquette on December 3rd, 2019 5:47 pm

So sorry to you all. Our sympathy goes out to you, especially during the holiday season. David did so much for the citizens of Woodstock, and most of it was never appreciated by the people that were able to travel our roads because of his (and others) hard work and dedication. Be well one and all.

Condolence from Jean plaza on December 3rd, 2019 6:58 pm

He fought a valiant battle
Rest In Peace Davidy

Condolence from Radius on December 3rd, 2019 7:44 pm

So sorry for your loss. I am a co worker and friend of Dakota. God Bless.

Condolence from Richard & Beth Baron on December 4th, 2019 8:29 am

Our prayers are with David and our deepest sympathies to the Froehlich family.

Condolence from Stephen Minikowski on December 4th, 2019 12:32 pm

So sorry for your loss. David was part of my childhood memories and was kind enough to include me in many of the family activities. I will miss him.

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