Paul F. Freudenstein

  • Born: December 21, 1950
  • Died: December 2, 2017
  • Location: Chester, Connecticut

Robinson, Wright & Weymer

34 Main St
Centerbrook, CT 06409
Tel. (860) 767-8000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Paul F. Freudenstein, 66, of Chester, CT, died Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Yale New Haven Hospital. Mr. Freudenstein was born on December 21, 1950, the son of late Lydia (Markham) Freudenstein and Frederic Freudenstein. He was a loving brother to his two sisters. He grew up in Waterford, graduated from Waterford High School, and served in the US Army. He married his wife, Sandra (Rose) Freudenstein, and the two of them went off for two years on his assignment in Ulm, Germany. Upon returning they lived in Niantic, and both attended University of Connecticut, earning Bachelor's degrees. They then moved to Chester where they raised their two sons. He worked for 32 years in inventory control at Electric Boat in Groton, before happily retiring to spend more time with his family. He was a caring and dedicated brother, husband, father, uncle and very excited to have recently become a grandfather. His love and dedication to his close friends and family, both immediate and extended, as well as his passion for music, were his greatest joys in life. He was extremely proud of his two sons upon their graduations from college and finding their way in the world. As kids, he shared his love of music with his sons as well as delighting in family trips to the beach, where he passed on his talent for bodysurfing. He also enjoyed outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking, and cutting firewood. He really found joy in gatherings with family and close friends, where he could laugh, reminisce, and take part in a friendly competition. He was well known for his easygoing nature and sarcastic sense of humor, which everyone close to him will always remember. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Sandra Freudenstein; sons, Mark Freudenstein and Eric Freudenstein; sister, Mary (Freudenstein) Thompson; daughter-in-law, Corrie Freudenstein; and granddaughter, Annalesa Freudenstein. He is predeceased by his sister, Doris (Freudenstein) Holly. A service honoring Paul will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the First Congregational Church of Deep River, 1 Church Street in Deep River at 11:00AM. Memorial contributions may be made in Paul's name to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Ctr, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To share a memory of Paul or send a condolence to his family please visit Arrangements by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was just a kid from the neighborhood, friend to Paul's son Mark, but it felt like Paul always treated me like his own. I had many great times over their house. They even took me with them on vacation with them. I remember a lot of BBQ's and weekends swimming with Paul watching us. Paul played cool music like the Stones, which we definitely still listen to, today. Paul was definitely cool - we even thought so when we were kids. He was kind and funny, and I trusted him. His whole family is great. I feel for all of them now, and my thoughts and prayers are with them.
-Eric Justin Connolly

Posted by Eric Justin Connolly - Chester, CT - friend   December 08, 2017

My thoughts go out to the family. Paul spent a lot of time auditing my warehouse at EB. Most times you didn't know he was there. He was well liked by the warehouseman who pulled locations for him.

Posted by Bill Stone - Foley, AL   December 08, 2017

We would like to send our condolences to your families and friends. He was a very nice guy. From Grace and Rhett Brown.

Posted by Grace Brown - NORTH STONINGTON, CT   December 07, 2017

I'm very sorry to learn of the passing of Paul. We were close friends from elementary thru high school. I will always cherish the memories of the good times we had. My condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.

Posted by Eric Strickland - Daytona Beach, FL   December 07, 2017

Sandy and children Your in my thoughts and prayers. All our wonderful talks and laughter will be missed. It was a honor and privilege to know and cut his hair. Art Montorsi also Carol will keep Paul in her prayers.

Posted by A friend   December 07, 2017

Sandy & Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss, loving thoughts and prayers coming your way.
Donna Denehy

Posted by Donna Denehy - Burlington, CT - Friend   December 06, 2017

To Paul's Family,
I was deeply sadden when I heard of Paul's passing. We worked together for 32 years and I am proud to say that we were friends for all of them. I always looked forward to the monthly trips he made into the shipyard. We would talk about the good old days and catch up on each other's family life. His dry sense of humor, observations and quick wit always made me laugh. I know no words can fill the heartache you feel but he was very proud of all of you and he was a just a great guy. My life was better for knowing Paul for as long as I did and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Richard Murphy - Lisbon, CT   December 06, 2017

Sandy, Mark & Eric,
I am so very sorry about the passing of your beloved husband & father. I know you have a lifetime of wonderful family memories you will cherish forever, and Paul will live on in your hearts.
His was a life well-lived with honor and respect, and he along with you, Sandy, raised a wonderful family.
Sue Ellen

Posted by Sue Ellen Kerr - Wethersfield, CT - Family Friend   December 06, 2017

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by Mary Anne Alfieri - Waterford, CT   December 06, 2017

All our love and prayers go out to Sandy, Mark, Corrie, Eric, Annalesa and you extended family. We were fortunate to have met Paul several times and enjoyed his company and know we were blessed to have spent time with him. We are saddened that he won't be there to see his grandchildren grow and enjoy many more years.

Posted by Cindy and Manny Albiach - Southington, CT - Friend   December 05, 2017


My deepest condolences to Sandy, Mark and Eric on your profound loss. May you find comfort in the love of family and friends during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Jyoti Yoddha - Coworker   December 05, 2017

Sandy, Mark and Eric I am so sorry for your loss and hope that knowing other are thinking of will provide comfort today and the days ahead. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Marie

Posted by Marie Engel - Family Friend   December 05, 2017