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  • Marlborough Food Pantry
    255 Main St.
    Marlborough, MA 01752

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“to Bill and family, I just wanted to stop by and express my condolences to you all. I once lived in the same apt bldg as Bill did and I remember...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Diane Gendron - Mendon, MA

“Martha, My deepest sympathies to you and your extended family . Rob ”
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“Sincere sorrow about Uncle Jack's death.He is loved and will be greatly missed. My love to my favorite Aunt Nancy, and my cousins, Wendy Wall Higgins...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Wendy Wall Higgins - Mashpee, MA

“My Father, My Best Friend, and My Mentor. You will be in my thoughts every day. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: John H. Frey Jr. - Vienna, VA


John Hutchins Frey, 79, of Marlborough, died Thursday, January 10, 2013 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester. Born in Bath, Maine, he was the son of the late Frank K. and Dorothy E. (Hutchins) Frey and the husband of Nancy (Shea) Frey, of Marlborough.
Following his graduation from Rindge Tech, Mr. Frey was awarded a full scholarship to Harvard University from which he graduated in 1953. He then earned a master's degree in geophysics from Boston College.
In 1955 he enlisted in the US Army serving overseas. Following his discharge in 1957,he began his career as a scientist and was employed by Sea Farm Research and later Dames & Moore conducting research.
Subsequently he was employed by the University of Connecticut at Storrs where he was responsible for the development and deployment of databases. His love for antiques became a second career, and for many years, he and his wife have traveled the area as antique dealers.
Besides his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Nancy, he is survived by his four devoted children, William J. Frey of Framingham, Martha F. Johnson and her husband Scott of Marlborough, John H. Frey, Jr., of Vienna, VA and Diane F. Frey and her partner Gillian MacNaughton of Somerville; his brother; Harold Grant and his wife Susan of Port St. Lucy, FL; his sister in law, Virginia Grant of St. Augustine, FL and his grandchildren, John H. Frey, III "Will" of Fairfax, VA and Jared S. Johnson, Katherine S. Johnson and Benjamin F. Johnson all of Marlborough. He was also the brother of the late Howard Grant. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, January 15, from 4-7 pm followed by a funeral service at 7:00 pm at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. Burial will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge and will be private. Donations may be made to the Marlborough Food Pantry, 255 Main St., Marlborough, MA 01752