2016-08-11 / Obituaries

Prescott E. Froberg

Prescott E. Froberg, 80, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully Aug. 8, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Florence M. (Reilly) Froberg for 53 years.

Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Prescott D. and M. Genevieve (Bolton) Froberg.

Mr. Froberg worked as a technician for the telephone company for many years before retiring. After his retirement, he worked as the safety officer at Conanicut Marine.

He was a life member and former chief of the Jamestown Fire Department. He was a member and former president of the R.I. Central Firefighters League, a lifetime member of the R.I. Communications Officers Association, a lifetime member of the R.I. Fire Chiefs Association, a member of the New England International Fire Chiefs Association, and received the Theodore M. Vail Medal for lifesaving.

A communicant of St. Mark Church, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He leaves five children, Dr. Karen M. Froberg-Fejko and her husband Michael, Susan M. Froberg and her friend David, Stephen P. Froberg and his wife Antonia, Kristen C. Hartley and her husband Travis, and Kevin S. Froberg and his wife Meghan; two brothers, Kenneth Froberg and Stephen Froberg; and five grandchildren, Allison, Matthew, Colton, Joseph and Olivia. He was the brother of the late Claire Froberg.

His funeral will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at Fagan- Quinn Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown, with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mark Church, 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. Burial will follow in St. Mark Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 4-8 p.m. Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Jamestown Fire Department will be appreciated. For information and condolences, visit faganquinnfuneralhome.com.

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