FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Frederick Arthur Billings, of Fairfield, died Thursday, April 7. He was 84.
He was born in Hancock, Maine, on Dec. 20, 1931. He grew up in Seal Harbor, Maine, and was attached to Mt. Desert Island his entire life. After serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict, he graduated from the University of Maine and attended the University of Connecticut Law School. He retired from the State of Connecticut Department of Labor. His many hobbies outside of work included woodworking, boat building, oil painting, Asian studies, classical guitar playing and hiking the Appalachian Trail.
He is survived by his wife, NoelAnn; his stepchildren, Christopher T. Biro and his wife, Yoshie; grandsons, Coleton and Edward G. Biro; granddaughters Gabriela, and Meghan M. Biro and her husband, Ron Perkins; brother, David and his wife, Muriel Billings; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Evelyn Ritchie Billings; his sister Marie Walch and her husband, Harold, and by his brother, Dr. Richard Billings and his wife, Jill.
There will be a memorial mass of Christian burial Saturday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Fairfield. The family will also hold a memorial gathering to celebrate his life in Seal Harbor later this year, and his remains will be interred at the Seal Harbor Cemetery at that time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (MADRC).
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