It is with deep sadness that we announce that Frederick (Fred) G.P. Thorne, Ouimet Fund President 1971-1972 and a Trustee, died on August 13. He was a long-time resident of Manchester, MA.

Mr. Thorne was a member and President of the Essex County Club as well as a former member of the MGA Executive Committee and a member of the United States Senior Golf Association. He was involved in numerous other organizations and health related programs. He was also deeply committed to his alma mater, Bowdoin College, and had been Chair of its Board of Trustees.

Mr. Thorne’s Ouimet presidency was an important part of our history as it included the decision to move from downtown Boston to securing our own building and museum in Weston. He was a frequent donor to the Ouimet Fund and was a great admirer of Francis Ouimet.

A Memorial service will be held on Friday, August 26 at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Beverly Farms. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Frederick Thorne Memorial Fund, Beverly Hospital, 85 Herrick Street, Beverly, MA 01915.  

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