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Thoughts and Prayers. So sorry for his passing. So glad he was part of my life.
You fought the good fight Fred, now you can rest in peace!
I’m a fellow high school graduate of Fred’s. I have fond memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Fred and his family.
I am completely heart broken. I have never met anyone as strong, brave and determined as you. You are truly an amazing and inspiring man. Heaven gained an angel today, even though I wish you could have stayed. No amount of time would have ever been enough. I am going to miss you every single day. I love you grandpa. Rest easy my angel <3
To all my family & friends, my dad (Frederick James Morello) passed away peacefully at Good Shepard Hospice yesterday, Nov. 6th at 3:45pm. Dad was always a voice of wisdom and reason. Dad was my mentor, my rock and my hero. He taught me the value of honesty, hard work, commitment and tenacity. He led by example and was loved and respected by many. One of the most precious things I appreciated about my dad was that he always listened to me even if he did not agree with what I had to say. I know he loved me unconditionally and that meant the world to me. Dad learned that he had muscular dystrophy when he was 32 (I was 10 and my mom was expecting my brother Patrick). Dad endured many falls and injuries until his final fall in Aug. Of 2005 when he broke his neck and became a quadriplegic. After 9 years this August, in a wheelchair, with mom giving dad the lions share of his daily care along with many devoted aides over the years, we learned that he had developed a very rare demo plastic melanoma. He underwent two very difficult facial surgeries and was scheduled for a third before we learned that the cancer had invaded his bones and organs. Dad approached this setback as he did everything; ‘how can I solve this problem?’ Upward & onward. He chose to battle the disease because anything less would have meant defeat and dad NEVER gave up. He taught me about determination all my life. After radiation, chemo, other drug infusions and three blood transfusions, dad suffered and weakened greatly. He remained home until he was admitted to St. Catherine’s Hospital on Sunday, Nov. 2nd and then transferred to Good Shepard Hospice in Port Jefferson on Wednesday the 5th. Less than 24 hours later, at 74 years young, he slipped away with his family at his side. He was valiant to the end. I am grateful for all the years that I had my dad, but I will miss him every day for the rest my life. Peace and love forever, dad, Maryann
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