Beverly — Richard L. Freyman Jr., 91, husband of the late Grace M. (Smith) Freyman, died on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family.
Born and raised in Salem, he was the son of the late Richard L. Freyman Sr. and Margaret A. (Barnes) Freyman.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country during World War II as a member of the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Freyman had been employed by the City of Beverly at the Beverly Library until the time of his retirement. He had also worked for over 25 years at Swift & Co., and prior to that, at the General Electric Co. Iron Work Plant in Lynn.
Dedicated to physical fitness and an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed golfing, swimming, skiing, and boating. He was also a member of the Vittori Rocci Post in Beverly and the Knights of Columbus Veragua Council #76 in Salem. Richard was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend, who will be missed by all who knew him.
Surviving him are three daughters, Sharon Rein and her husband, David, of Beverly, Donna J. Carr and her husband, Francis W. Carr Jr. of Merrimac, and Grace M. Egan and her husband, Joseph, of Beverly; a son, Richard L. Freyman III of Beverly; six grandchildren, Shannon Trask and her husband, Gary, Shane Rein and his wife, Julie, Rocky Rein, Ashlee Egan, Ryan Egan, and Francis W. Carr III; eight great-grandchildren, Kyle, Brady and Kali Trask, Matthew, Michael, Charlotte and Vivienne Rein, and Dallas Rein; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Robert Freyman, and brother of the late Margaret A. Freyman McInnis and Mary Freyman Page-Grant.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot St., Beverly, on Wednesday, January 29, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell–Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly, will be on Tuesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beverly. Contributions may be made in his memory to Care Dimensions, (formerly Hospice of the North Shore), 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.