OBITUARY

Fred DaSilva

June 29, 1948February 19, 2019
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Fred (Fernando) DaSilva age 70, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial Gathering will be on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 4 PM to 7 PM with a Celebration of his life at 6 PM. A Celebration will follow at the Brown residence immediately following the services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family has requested contributions be made to the American Cancer Society (https://www.cancer.org)

Fred was born in Lisbon, Portugal to Alberto and Celeste DaSilva on June 29, 1948. He moved to Boston at the age of fourteen. In 1968 he moved to New York to make his dreams a reality, and he planted roots with American Express in the Eastern Regional Operating Center (EROC) When American Express opened its new Southern Regional Operating Center (SROC) in 1976 Fred moved to this Plantation facility, and he made lifelong relationships during his 40 years with the company. Fred married Andrea on March 2nd 1996 and they have enjoyed a wonderful 27 years together. He had a love for golf and the ocean; they were the places where he found peace and joy. He loved spending time with family and traveling with friends.

Fred is survived by his loving and cherished wife Andrea and children Greg (Maria), David, Jennifer and Danielle (Josh); grandchildren Angelina, Catharine, Austin and Madison, his sister Tina as well as his "Fur Baby" Tobey.

The DaSilva family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Leibowitz, Dr. Rosenthal, Dr Mudad, Trustbridge Hospice and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, February 27, 2019
REMEMBERING

Fred DaSilva

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Roert Revellese

February 22, 2019

RESPECT & LOVE ARE THE ONLY TWO WORDS THAT COME TO MIND FOR ME IN REGARDS TO FRED....
LOVE FOR THE THE MAN THAT RAISED MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER DANIELLE AS HIS OWN WHEN I COULD NOT BE THERE. THAT IS TRUE LOVE ..
RESPECT IS IS WHAT HE GAVE ME AND I HIM.
MAN TO MAN LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU SIR FRED.

Michael Kaslof

February 22, 2019

Where does one begin when you think about Fred. He had a Heart of Gold and a Great Sense of Humor.
I met Fred at American Express when I transferred to ECR (Executive Consumer Relations) department in the late 1990s. During our time there, we became friends.
There is not enough time in the world to say everything about Fred. So, I will keep this short.
Everyone who knew Fred loved and respected him. He did not demand respect, but he earned it in every way he interracted with everyone.
He was one of the many great mentors I had during my many years at Amex.
He will be missed.
He was a One in a Million True Friend.

This picture is one of the last one we all took together. With Steve Capandonis. We were The 3 Amigos at Amex.

Carol Stern

February 22, 2019

Fred helped me get my first job at American Express. My ex and I played cards at Fred's house most every weekend back in the day. He threw the BEST parties, with the BEST music!! We were all so young and didn't even know it then! He had the BEST laugh too. Introduced me to linguini with white clam sauce. He was a good man and a wonderful friend. RIP Fine Fellow Fred. You have been and will be missed. Love, Carol

Jenny Stern kingsbury

February 22, 2019

I grew up knowing him as Uncle Fred. He and my dad were best friends. We would climb over the fence separating our backyards to get together. My fondest memories are of family get togethers playing cards or scrabble. Fred cheated at scrabble claiming his English wasnt as good as ours so he needed a dictionary. None of us cared. We let him cheat...afterall it was part of the fun. My dad in turn would make up new rules to games as it went along. We all just laughed and laughed. I have not seen Fred in 3 decades, but I mourn the loss. Rest in peace uncle Fred. Thank you for the memories.

Nichole Harris

February 22, 2019

I grew up in a house that shared a back fence with Fred. Enjoyed many fun times with our families. He was always laughing, had great taste in music, and made some wonderful dishes. I called him Uncle Freddy for the longest time. He helped me get my first job at American Express and by that simple act he changed the trajectory of my life bringing into it so many things and people that I treasure to this day. I am better for having known him. He was so blessed to have Andrea by his side taking such good care of him. I pray for his peace and the comfort of everyone who loves him.

Mike Washburn

February 22, 2019


My frienship with Fred goes back 30 years. We worked together over the years, sharing goals and mutual aspirations. We shared so many laughs, projects, and get togethers with friends and family. We joined our Amex Family in the good times as well as the not so good. Weddings, Births and Funerals. Fred’s smile, contagious laugh and great sense of humor will live in our heats forever. Love to Andrea and family.

Jodi Willis

February 22, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Fred and Andrea. Fred always had a smile and he was so much fun to work with in our days together at American Express.

Fred was a great man who was loyal and looked at life with what I remember with a great sense of humor. He always had me laughing but what I can’t forget was what a true gentleman and kind hearted man he was.

He fought a good fight trying to stay here with his family and friends as long as he could. It was his love of life and people that drove him.

Andrea you were a wonderful care taker and wife being there for Fred during this life challenge it was a true display of love.

While I will miss Fred and his contagious laughter I know he is no longer suffering. I am thankful I got to know and work with Fred and the one thing he leaves behind are such great memories, his family and friends will cherish forever and carry on his legacy.

God bless you my dear friend. Love you Fred and Andrea. God speed !

Rebecca Gervasi

February 22, 2019

Andrea and family, there is no way to describe Fred and do it justice. He will always be remembered as an incredible man with a great sense of humor. Loved by everyone who met him. Knowing him for almost 40 years, I consider myself very blessed.
Andrea, he adored and loved you so much. I can’t begin to capture everything you did for him on your own everyday for months at home. He appreciated your round the clock care, love, and demanded only you do what he needed. He only trusted you with the required task or just his wish at the time. The best was when he asked to stand with you while hugging , kissing and dancing with you in his later days. He told you everyday he loved you.
My thoughts and prayers continue for you and the family. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of Fred and your lives. I love you both!
Becca

Cindy Brown

February 22, 2019

My heart is hurting, but I take comfort knowing that I will meet you again one day. There is a place in my heart that you will live until then. I hope you know that I loved you as if we were family forever and I will miss you terribly. Fly high, Fred.

Cara Streger

February 22, 2019

💙 Oh, Fred! Since I was 11 years old, you’ve always warmed my heart and made me smile. Every time I think of you, I think of family and so much respect for such a fighter. I will never ever forget how kind, sincere and gracious you have always been. From our silly ( maybe a little inappropriate) jokes through the years, to Danielle’s wedding “firm grasp”!! :) I will always treasure every memory I’ve had with you. Miss you always and love you forever. ❤️

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