Frederick Alban Pampel, 84, of Pawcatuck, CT, passed away on Monday December 21, 2020 at Pendleton Health & Rehabilitation Center in Mystic, CT, where he had been residing for the last several months.
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Frederick was born in Westerly, the son of the late Paul F. & Elizabeth Pampel of Stonington, CT.
Fred is survived by his son Frederick A. Pampel II of Norwich, CT; his daughters, Denise (Michael) Lenihan of Stonington, CT, Lisa (Jack) Stabach of Mystic, CT, and Nancy Pampel of Pawcatuck, CT; and his son Kevin P. Pampel of Pawcatuck, CT. He leaves his grandchildren, Renee (Jared) Coon, Thomas Lenihan, Cody Arsenault & Morgan Rogoff.
Fred is survived by his brother Paul F (Diana) Pampel Jr; sister Rose Marie P. Weston & several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Richard H. Pampel of Tampa, FL who passed March 15th of this year. Fred was also predeceased by his former wife Patricia (Christina) Pampel, his sister in-law Helen (DePerry) Pampel, his brother-in-law Howard E. Weston & his sister-in-law Sharan Pampel, wife of his late brother Richard Pampel.
Fred first worked with the Stonington Publishing Co. under the tutelage of Leo Manfredi Sr. He owned Pampel’s Landscaping Service and devoted most of his life working outdoors. He then worked in the labor union, helping build Millstone Power Plant, the construction of the outdoor facility at Mystic Aquarium and at General Dynamics, helping build the tracks for the Trident Submarine.
He very much believed in volunteering, whether it was working in the Westerly Library & Wilcox Park, picking up litter on his daily walks and planting trees at the Wimpfheimer Park near his boyhood home.
Unbeknownst to many, Fred initiated a program for many years of donating hats, mittens, gloves and scarfs for children and anyone in need free for the taking in the children’s room at the Westerly Library & Wilcox Park. He loved artists and all things creative. He enjoyed being a part of the Stonington Borough Democratic Art Committee.
He also was part of the Stonington Borough Rights Of Way Committee dedicated to keeping access to the water accessible to all the public.
Our family would like to thank the staff at Pendleton Health & Rehabilitation Center for the care and kindness they gave our loved one during his stay.
Due to Covid-19 funeral services will be private. A memorial service will be celebrated at a later date. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com