CAMBRIDGE - Frederick Albert Larson, Sr., US Navy retired Chief Petty Officer, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday evening, January 12th, shy of his 90th birthday.\n\nFred was born in Providence, RI, a son of Gertrude and Frederick Nelson Larson. He was a loving father and husband and is predeceased by his first wife, Edith May (Corson) Larson, his second wife, Norma (Patchell) Larson, and sons, Frederick, Jr. and Carl August.\n\nHe is survived by his brother Glen and wife Kathleen Larson (Dad's favorite sister-in-law), daughters, Katherine Larson, Linda Evans and husband Ernest Evans, Melony Heist and husband Scott Heist, twelve grandchildren, and an abundance of loving great grandchildren.\n\nFrederick was a graduate of Mansfield High School, in Mansfield, MA, and of the University of Maine where he earned his degree after retirement from the US Navy. He served in the Vietnam War on various ships. He was a proud plank owner of the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and looking forward to the commissioning of the newest carrier, the John F. Kennedy (CVN-79). During his lifetime, he was a blacksmith, a ham radio operator, a chess coach, substitute teacher, volunteer fire fighter, a deputy sheriff, and a farmer.\n\nHe loved playing chess and cribbage, watching old movies, gardening, riding his tractor, camping on his island, holidays and family gatherings. He will be greatly missed and remembered by all who loved him, including his obedient dog, Edie May.\n\nA memorial will be planned at a future date.