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Frederick J. Plouffe

March 3, 1950 ~ March 13, 2020 (age 70)


MONSON – Frederick J. Plouffe, 70, passed away on March 13, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on March 3, 1950 in Hartford, CT to the late Edward and Bessie (Smith) Zitka.
Fred enjoyed tinkering with small engines, building and carpentry and working with auto mechanics.
To cherish his memory, he leaves his son Frederick J. Plouffe, Jr. and his fiancée Chelsea Jones of Monson; his girlfriend Linda Bak; his brothers Dick Parker and Bruce Niece; his sisters Mary Madding, Brenda Cosker, and Donna Rhodes as well as his friends Mike Kamrowski, John Grodin, Roxanne Hebert, and Jerry Talbot.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 10:00AM – 12 Noon at Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, 220 North Main Street, East Longmeadow. PLEASE CALL 413-525-2800 TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT TO PERSONALLY VISIT THE FAMILY AND SHARE YOUR APPRECIATION FOR FREDERICK’S LIFE DURING THE 10:00AM-12:00PM VISITING HOURS. This will allow us to accommodate the Governor’s numeric limitations for gatherings.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Monson, MA at approximately 1:15 – 1:30 PM.
In honor of Fred, everyone is invited to wear their favorite flannel shirts and jeans to services.
A memorial gathering will be also held on Saturday, May 30 at Fred’s home. Guests are invited to arrive between 12 Noon – 1 PM and will be a potluck and BYOB. You may contact the family if you would like to attend.
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March 20, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Forastiere Smith Funeral Home
220 North Main Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028


Hillcrest Cemetery

Monson, MA

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