OBITUARY

Fred Thomas Sicilia

April 9, 1936February 11, 2020
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Fred Thomas Sicilia, age 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Canastota, New York on April 9, 1936, and married the love of his life, Gladys Sicilia, on March 26th, 1955. After serving in the US Army, they moved to Eau Gallie, FL in 1961 where they established the family business, Sicilia’s.

In his retirement he was known for his love of vintage cars, heavy duty trucks, and pontoon boats. He will be remembered as a kind, hard working, compassionate man who was always willing to lend a hand. He was admired for his deep love and devotion to his wife and family.

Preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, he is survived by Fred Sicilia Jr. (Vickie), Donna Sicilia Nowlin (Mike), Danny Sicilia (Diane), and Kay Keller (Rich). He was a loving grandfather of eight and a great grandfather of fifteen.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 4pm-8pm. The funeral will be held Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10am. All services will be held at Life Event Center at Florida Memorial, 5950 S. US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 21, 2020

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Lisa Taylor

February 20, 2020

It’s hard to write the way that Fred Sicilia affected me. He was a lone ranger, one of a kind historic type of man. That may - if you’re lucky- only come around once in a life time. His love was bigger than your britches, he always had an open arm and a wonderful warm smile to melt away your day. One of the few amazing humans left. He loved his family, he brought them up right, taught them well, was respectful and loving, always smiling, worked hard, ran a successful business, and was a father that was always present and involved in every way. He loved his Gladys so much! You always felt safe around him and special - he was really interested in what you had to say. I could go on and on - but anyone reading this missive knows these words and have felt them in their own hearts as so many of us have been touched by this wonderful man. Fred Sicilia was a real living legend. I am Blessed and thankful to have known him. I know he was welcomed into Heaven with open arms by his loved ones.

Wayne Stinnett

February 14, 2020

Mr. Fred was my first boss. I worked at the Mobil station on US1 and Post Rd. I learned a lot from Mr. Fred and not all of it was about turning wrenches.

Richard Thorpe

February 14, 2020

Been going to Fred’s shop for 30 years. He was good at turning a wrench as he was at always having a good friendly conversation. Rest In Peace my Friend.

Ruth Parker

February 14, 2020

He will be missed. I loved his laugh and always admired his love of family. Love you all.

Shawn Grezaffi

February 14, 2020

I had the pleasure of working for Fred right out of High School, he was a great boss and mentor always being positive despite some of the stupid thing's I would do. In the past few years I would run into him at Publix and talk for a while, I will miss those conversations, he was a good man and will be missed by many.

Thomas Decker

February 13, 2020

Favorite Memory there are so many Fred pulled more trucks out of places that they should never been .After it was over we would take a moment to try to under stand why or where they thought they were going . most of the time Fred would just shake his head and laugh . So long Fred till we get to pull one out again.

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