Frederick Peter Cherico

On September 5th, Frederick Peter Cherico passed away peacefully at his home in Merrimack, NH. He was 86 yrs old. Fred gave true meaning to the phrase "The greatest Generation." Fred served 30 years in the Air Force and attained the highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He enjoyed a very illustrious career in the Air Force and served during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Following his honorable discharge from the military, he went on to work for Raytheon for 22 years. He is predeceased by his wife, Lucile Cherico; his two daughters, Patty Smotts and Denise Cherico; and son, Larry Smotts. He is survived by his two children, Susan Patterson and Peter Cherico; grandchildren, Jesslyn, Heather, Sean, Kori, Katherine, Sarah, Jake and Kyle; and several great-grandchildren.

He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and the Merrimack senior citizen community. Fred will be buried with his wife at the NH State Veterans Ceremony in Boscawen.