Frederick A. Dimond, Jr., 99, died Saturday, July 25, 2020, at his home in Stoughton after a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late Priscilla L. (Wade) Dimond. Born and raised in Brockton, he was a 1938 graduate of Brockton High School. He resident of Stoughton for over 70 years. Mr. Dimond was a Proud Veteran of the US Army and honorably served in WWII, serving in North Africa and Italy and earned the Purple Heart Medal. Upon returning home from the Army, he moved to Stoughton and became a Letter Carrier for the United States Post Office in Stoughton. He retired in 1981. After his retirement, he worked for the Goddard Hospital in Stoughton as a Security Guard for 10 years and later worked as a Driver for Gay the Florist in Stoughton and Especially Yours in Easton for several years. He also worked as a Driver for the Stoughton Council on Aging.
Mr. Dimond was an active member of many civic and veteran groups. In addition to being a Call Firefighter and Auxiliary Police Officer for the Town of Stoughton, he was a Life Member and Past District Commander of American Legion Post 89 and a Life Member of the VFW Post 1645, both in Stoughton, the Disabled American Veterans Post 39 in Brockton, the 45th Infantry Association and the 157 Infantry Regiment. He was a founding member of the Golden Rays Drum & Bugle Corps. Fred was active with the 4th of July Committee in Stoughton and was in charge of the Veteran's Day and Memorial Day Parades. He was the former President of the Stoughton Housing Authority and was a longtime Poll Worker.
Mr. Dimond is the father of Allan R. Dimond of Montana and the late Susan L. Sprissler of Stoughton. He was the brother of the late John F. Dimond and Irene L. Dimond. He was the dedicated grandfather of 9 and the great grandfather of 7. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Prayers will be offered in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rte. 27) Stoughton on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 11AM with a Visiting Hour prior to the prayers from 10-11 AM. Interment with Military Honors will follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery at 1:15 PM. Donations in Fred's Memory may be made to the Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, 02115.