Frederick A. Sundberg, 78, longtime resident of Avon, passed away unexpectedly on May 29, 2021.
Born in New Britain on June 28, 1942, he was the beloved son of the late Frederick and Alice (Pabst) Sundberg. Following his studies at New Britain High School, Fred enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and honorably served until his separation in 1966 at the rank of Sergeant. He attended Long Island Post University and graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. After a long career at Alton, Inc. in Windsor, he embarked on the wonderful adventure of creating his own business in 2008-Alexis Aerospace in Canton-and enjoyed manufacturing aircraft parts. With great pride and appreciation for his life’s labors, and a tremendous work ethic, his standard of client care was developed-exceptional performance, every time. Fred was unwaveringly dedicated to ensuring the absolute best work came from his organization until his very last breath.
Fred will always be remembered as a loving and caring brother, father and grandfather. He was a man of intent and purpose and valued these qualities in others. He was a lifelong basketball fan, especially of the UConn Huskies. Fred also loved listening to music and reading and was known to be a talented wordsmith and deliverer of speeches. He was always recognizable around town in his Mustang convertible and with his coffee.
Most of all, Fred was truly authentic and memorable. He was always willing to lend a hand and help create a pathway for someone willing to work through life’s trials and demands. Fred lived a life of generosity and concern for others, and he will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to be closest to him. His family and friends will forever be as proud of him as he was of them.
Fred is survived by his three sons; Frederick (Ricky) Sundberg, Brendan Sundberg and his wife Kristin, Aaron Sundberg and his wife Linda, and by their children Abigail, Ryan and Katelyn. He is also survived by his sisters, Anna Louise Stevens (Peter Spalter), Alice Nazzareno (Ronald), Kathleen Pabst (Malcolm), and Patricia Kiriluk (David), and a brother, Michael Sundberg along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Christine O’Day.
Fred’s family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. A memorial service for Fred will be celebrated at 12:15 p.m. and a reception will follow the service in the Family Center. Burial at St. Ann Cemetery will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred’s honor may be made to Oak Hill (CT’s largest private nonprofit service provider for people with disabilities) at 120 Holcomb St., Hartford, CT 06112 or at https://oakhillct.org/donate-to-oak-hill/, and also to the SPCA of CT, 359 Spring Hill Road, Monroe, CT 06468-2100 or at http://www.spcact.org/make-a-donation/. To share a memory or condolence message with Fred’s family, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com .