OXFORD — Frederick D. “Fred” Schiavi, Jr., 88, a lifelong Oxford resident, entered into peaceful rest Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at his home with his devoted family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Agnes (Tetlak) Schiavi.
Mr. Schiavi was born June 25, 1931, the son of the late Fred and Anna (Federowicz) Schiavi. He was retired from Northeast Utilities Company and had formerly done construction work and water well drilling, earlier on with the S.B. Church Company of Oxford, and later he formed his own well-drilling company which he did for several years.
He was a volunteer firefighter and a lifetime member of the Quaker Farms Fire Company.
Fred could often be seen in his golf cart, making his way around his property. He will be fondly remembered as being generous and knowledgeable; he enjoyed farming and he loved animals, mechanics and woodworking.
His door was always open to others in need. He was happy and proud that the land he loved was turned into a park and named for his loving wife, Agnes.
Frederick leaves his loving family, including his son, Frederick D. Schiavi, III (Kelly) of Oxford; his daughter, Lisa Hellauer (Edwin) of Oxford; his brother, Donald Schiavi (Elinor) of Seymour; his grandchildren, Lindsey Grailich (Tyler), Christie Hellauer, Jake Schiavi and Kassidy Schiavi, all of Oxford; a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Grailich of Oxford, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
His sister, Hazel Happy, and half-brother, Henry Federowicz, predeceased him.
Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, November 10, with prayer and tribute to take place at 2:30 p.m. at the family home, 81 Bowers Hill Rd., Oxford. A funeral service in celebration of his life will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, November 11, at the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church St., Seymour. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the Seymour-Oxford Food Bank, P.O. Box 178, Seymour 06483.
To share a memory online, go to www.hullfh.com.