Frederick W. Egger

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Frederick W. Egger, 82
PORTLAND - Frederick W. Egger, 82, died May 12, 2017, peacefully at home in Portland, surrounded by his family.
He was born in New York City on Sept. 8, 1934, and resided in East-chester, N.Y., until moving to Portland in 2013. After graduating high school, he served in the military from 1955-1957. He married his high school sweetheart, Eleanor DeRosa, in 1958. Fred worked in the family wholesale meat supply business and subsequently established his own home improvement business.
He was known for his high-quality carpentry with meticulous attention to detail. An expert gardener, he treated his family and friends to home-grown fruits and vegetables throughout the growing season. He was a World War II buff and enjoyed lifelong learning about this era in history.
He was predeceased by his newborn son, John, in 1962.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eleanor; his sisters, Sandra Fearns, of Bluffton, S.C.; and Arline Diebold, of Guadalajara, Mexico; two daughters, Maria Egger and her husband Heath Paley, of Portland; and R.M. Alma Egger, OSB (formerly Diane), of the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn.; and two granddaughters, Leah Smith Shelley and her husband Michael, of Baltimore, Md.; and Alison Smith, of Astoria, N.Y. He also leaves behind his precious cat, Philip.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the excellent and compassionate caregivers and staff of Hospice of Southern Maine.
Visiting hours will be at the family home on Monday, May 15, from 12-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. A memorial service will be held at a later date. To share a memory or condolence, please visit:

In lieu of flowers,
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Hospice of Southern Maine
180 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough, ME 04074

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A.T. Hutchins, LLC - Portland
660 Brighton Avenue
Portland, ME 04102
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on May 14, 2017
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