EASTON - Frederick A. "Fred" Rattray 86 died Thursday afternoon April 24, 2014 at the Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle. He was born on June 17, 1927 in Rowena, N.B. Canada, the son Winslow and Inez Coldwell Rattray. He married Anita Morrisey on July 19, 1950. Fred was self-employed as a timber broker, and was well known throughout Aroostook County and New Brunswick. He loved fly fishing especially for Atlantic salmon. He also loved spending time with his family, attending bluegrass festivals and he played several stringed instruments including his favorite, the violin.
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Surviving in addition to his wife of 64 years Anita of Easton, are his children Debbie Rooney and her husband Steve of Easton, Barbara Halvorson and her husband Philip of Presque Isle; his grandchildren Lance Kierstead, Barbara Allen and her husband Chris, J R Kierstead, Jason Rooney and his wife Emily, Charity Eivers and her husband Jeremiah, Lauren and Logan Halvorson; three great grandchildren Nicholas, Makayla and Amy; a brother Charles Edwin Rattray and wife Alta of Easton; a sister Ethel Tweedy of New Brunswick; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Gordy, a sister Dorothy, a daughter Sandra, and a granddaughter Mandy.
A Christian funeral service will be held 4PM Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Presque Isle Wesleyan Church with Reverends Greg Jackson and Budd Fancy officiating. Immediately following the service all are invited to a time of fellowship and refreshments at the church. He will be interred at a later date at Estes Park Cemetery, Easton. Donations in his memory may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 6931 Arlington Rd. Suite 200 Bethesda, MD. 20814. Online condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com
Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 26, 2014