FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Frederick Arthur Hine Sr., a resident of Fairfield, died Wednesday, April 27. He was 82.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1951-54 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant and fought during the Korean War. In 1952, he was wounded in action and was awarded the Purple Heart, as well as the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
After his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, he faithfully began employment at Handy & Harman in Fairfield, as a welder of precious metals for the next 45 years, until his retirement.
He is survived by his three children, Donna Marie Abraham, Frederick A. Hine, Jr. and his wife Mari Alice, and Kenneth Hine Sr. and his wife Sonia; seven grandchildren, Glenn Abraham, Nick Abraham, Megan Hine, Brooke Hine, Paige Hine, Kenny Hine Jr., and Andrew Hine; brother, George Hine; sisters, Barbara McGee and Beverly Mealy; sister-in-law, Marion Jarkes and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife “Dolly;" parents, Charles and Natalie Hine; brothers, Robert Hine and Charles Hine; and sister, Lucy Carignan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield. Interment with military honors will follow at Lawncroft Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 S. Benson Road, Fairfield.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14310, Cincinnati, OH 45250.
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