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HAMMOND, Jr., Fred Herbert

91, formerly of Wellesley, died peacefully February 1, 2017, at Sunrise Senior Living in Silver Spring, Maryland.  He was predeceased in 2014 by his beloved wife of 61 years, Grace Rutherford Hammond.  He was devoted father of Barbara Hammond Pedersen who lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. He was also devoted father of the late Richard Paul Hammond, formerly of Simsbury, Connecticut.  He is also survived by his son-in-law Neil Pedersen, his daughter-in-law Donna Hammond, his two beloved grandchildren Christina and Alanna Hammond, and his sister Avril Christiansen.  He was a chemist who specialized in adhesives.  An avid life-long gardener, Fred was a founding member of the Wellesley College Community Garden and was an active member of Wellesley Congregational Church.  A memorial service will be held at the Wellesley Congregational Church, 2 Central Street, WELLESLEY on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM.  In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Fred and Grace Rutherford Hammond Fund, Colby College, 4335 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901.