Mary Elizabeth Frederickson
Mary Elizabeth Frederickson, age 83, of Pensacola, FL, sadly passed away on Thursday, December 07, 2023.
Mary was born December 08, 1939, to William and Helen Gallagher where she was the eldest of five. Shortly after graduating high school (as my mom would say, “Go Terriers”) she enlisted in the US Navy and was stationed in Pensacola, FL. While in the Navy Mary trained and worked as an X-Ray Technician in the medical field. She continued that passion for the next 45 years working at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, FL, Rockingham Memorial in Bellows Falls, VT and Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH. “Where there is a will, there is a way” is one way to describe her tenacious drive in life. From being a single Mother to putting in 40hrs Friday – Sunday at just one of her jobs, she was determined to get things done. She retired in 2006 and moved from Keene, NH to Pensacola, FL to be closer to her son and grandchildren. Mary had an unwavering love for her family, her friends, purple, Bellows Falls ever glorious, loud colors, The Blue Angels, dancing, and Joe Paddy’s. One of the strongest, bravest, and most determined woman. Mary told you what she was thinking whether you were ready for it or not and always knowing that she cared deeply at the same time. She will be missed beyond words, but knowing she lived a full life her way gives us solace that now she can truly rest peacefully.
She is survived by her son, Pete Frederickson (Jessica); sister, Kathleen Lockerby; brothers, Bill Gallagher and Michael Gallagher; granddaughters, Hannah Yost, Ariana Frederickson, Seraphina Frederickson, Perry Frederickson and Jemma Frederickson; granddaughter-in-law, Mia Wilborn and Ava Wilborn and great-grandson, Charlie Ladner.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, William and Helen Gallagher; her sister, Helen Mellish and nephew, Bill Lockerby. Mary’s wish was to be cremated, so there will be a Celebration of Life mid-January at her son’s residence for her granddaughters and son. There will be a service in the spring when she is brought home to her final resting place in New England. Once confirmed, final arrangements will be added to this page.
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