Townsend, Frederick Jay

Frederick Jay Townsend, 49 of Middleboro died on Thursday January 26, 2006 at Jordan Hospital, Plymouth unexpectedly. He was born in Boston the son of Murray L. and Evelyn R. (Reid) Townsend of Middleboro. He was a graduate of Middleboro High School class of 1974, and received a Bachelors Degree from Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA. in 1984. He attended the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD and served in the United States Navy. Two years he served on the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mediterranean Cruise and two years on the Shake Down Cruise. A member of the Central Baptist Church, Middleboro being baptized on July 17, 1966 and also did missionary work in the Dominican Republic as a teenager. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity in Atlanta, Ga. He was a computer technician and worked with Immediate Connections in Boston for over 20 years. And a member of the V.F.W. Post #2188, Middleboro. Survivors include his parents, a sister Rev. Dr. Cheryl L. (Townsend) Gilkes of Waterville, ME a professor at Colby College and a brother Murray L. Townsend III of Norton. Funeral service will be held in the Central Baptist Church, Nickerson Ave., Middleboro on Wednesday, February 1 at 11 A.M. Burial wil be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Visiting hours will be in the Egger Funeral Home, 61 Pearl St., Middleboro. Massachusetts, on Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M.”