Frederick Hau Uihlein, Sr., 77, of Benedict Drive, North Haven, loving husband for 49 years of Eleanor (Quirk) Uihlein, passed away peacefully at his home on May 9, 2007. He was born on March 28, 1930 in New Haven, CT. Fred enjoyed spending his summers at Mansfield Grove in East Haven where he spent his time sailing and visiting with friends and family. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Upon his return, Fred worked at the United Illuminating Company. He enjoyed hiking at Sleeping Giant Park in Hamden and was a lifetime member of the Sleeping Giant Park Association. In 1994, Fred retired from the UI after 44 years of service. After retiring, he spent his time caring for his wife. He joins his parents, Florence (Burwell) and Frederick Otto Uihlein, his sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Bud Fisher, and his sister-in-law, Marti Uihlein in heaven. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother, George Uihlein of Woodbridge; six children, Mark Uihlein of Seattle, WA, Kurt Uihlein and his wife Lisa of Killingworth, Mary Cruz and her husband Andres of North Haven, Kathy Berera and her husband Jon of Torrington, Ellen Hurlburt and her husband Ron of Clinton and Frederick Uihlein Jr. and his wife Kerianne of Hamden; his ten grandchildren who will honor their grandfather as his pallbearers, Jennifer Fisher, Andrea Cornell, Senior Airman Brian Dube, Michael Uihlein, Megan Cruz, Christopher Dube, Ben Uihlein, Nick Uihlein, Joshua Hurlburt, Lyssa Hurlburt; and his great-grandchild, Felicia Acquino; along with many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit with the family at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden on Monday, May 14th from 5 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 15th, 10am at St. John the Baptist Church in New Haven. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Frederick's name may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or the Sleeping Giant Park Association, P.O. Box 185340, Hamden, CT 06518-0340.

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  1. Dear Rick, Keri and Mike, We are very sorry about the loss of your dad. We know there is nothing we can say to make this easier for you but please know we are praying that God will be close to you and give you peace. I Thess. 4:13 Love, Pat and Al

  2. Dear Uihlein Family, Please know that the thoughts and prayers of the Erich/Johnson family are with you at this difficult time. Your Dad was a warm, funny, very caring man. An inspiration to all.

  3. Fred’s integrity as a man and warmth as a father is clear to see in his children. Growing up, I had the pleasure of spending with his family and I learned a lot by watching him quietly, calmly, always doing the right thing. He lives on in their character.

  4. Please accept our deepest condolences at the death of your husband and father. Fred was always a quiet, gentle and caring man. He will be greatly missed. Please know that all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy,

  5. So sorry for your loss. I worked with Fred for many years at New Haven Harbor Station. He taught me a lot about being patient, thoughtful and taking my time. He was a smart and reliable guy.

  6. Tito, Saint Mary and The Uihlein Family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jesus loves you and so do we. God Bless

  7. To Eleanor and Family, My sincere sympathy to all at this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Connie Bates (we worked together at UI)

  8. We are very sorry for your loss. Hoping that it will comfort your family to know how much others care. Our deepest condolences, Kristen Fitzgerald (Kerianne’s sister) and family

  9. We send our deepest sympathy for your great loss – We will always remember Fred as a devoted husband, a loving father and a proud grandfather. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories as you celebrate a life well-lived and may you find Peace and assurance that an even more beautiful life has begun for Fred. Our prayers are with you. .Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 Robert, Carey, Erik and Bryan Hurlburt

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