Hampden – Henry E. Friberg, age 91, passed away surrounded by his loving family at Baystate Medical Center on Jan 2, 2019. He was born in Hartford on May 4, 1927 to the late John and Beda (Holmberg) Friberg. He was a WWII Navy Veteran. Henry then became a firefighter and retired after 44 years of service as a District Chief for the Springfield Fire Department. He also ran oil companies with his son and would deliver oil with his beloved black lab Holly. He was a member of the Masons for 60 years and also the Shriners and was a New England Sports fan through and through. Henry is predeceased by his beloved wife Virginia (Child) Friberg of who he was married for 51 years; one son, Kent J. Friberg; one brother, Robert Friberg and one grandchild Timothy Friberg. He leaves loving daughters, Jill Appleby and her husband Andrew of Springfield, Joanne Bergeron and her husband Phillip of Easthampton and Karen Knowles and her husband Jack of Ludlow; eight grandchildren, Christopher, Carly, Katie, Andrew, Peter, Jodi, Katie and Michelle and twelve great grandchildren. Henry will also be forever remembered by his beloved daughter in law Vicki Alfano of Westfield. A Funeral Service will be held on Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. from Sampson Chapel of the Acres 21 Tinkham Rd. Springfield with a funeral home service to start at 10 a.m. Burial will follow with military honors at Hillcrest Park Cemetery. Visiting Hours will be held on Sun, Jan 6, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in Henry’s name to Shriners Hospital for Children 516 Carew St. Springfield, MA 01104.