OBITUARY

Fred "Nando" Vivaldo

February 16, 1933August 9, 2019
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Fred "Nando" Vivaldo, 86, of West Melbourne, Florida, passed away on August 9th, 2019 in Melbourne, Florida.

He was born in Calabria, Italy in the small town of Isca sull’ Ionio (Catanzaro) to Ercole Vivaldo and Annina Paola Varano on February 16th, 1933. He and his wife, Maria G. Vivaldo, were married on April 23rd, 1952. They moved to the United States and continued their legacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Pocono Mountains. There, they built a loving home and celebrated their culture with their highly regarded restaurant, Nando’s. They retired to Melbourne, Florida.

Ferdinando was a man of many talents. He was a carpenter, gardener, winemaker, and chef. But, most of all, he cultivated a family full of love and goodness. He was extremely proud of his three daughters, Anita Vivaldo-Posser, Rita Vivaldo Hays, and Marie Gallelli. He is also survived by his wife Maria Vivaldo, his sister, Ersilia Mirarchi as well as his many loving nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, and friends.

A Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial, 5950 South US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL with a Funeral Services to follow at 2:30 pm. A Celebration of Nando's life will be held immediately after.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 15, 2019

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John Havelaar

August 15, 2019

My condolences to my adopted family at the passing of Fred (Pop) who I got to know when visiting my wonderful friends and family in Melbourne Florida.
Angela & I send our sympathy to you all on this sad day.
John Havelaar & Angela Smith.

Bruce Hoegg

August 13, 2019

Sue and I have many fond memories that include eating the best Italian meals at the restaurant and visiting them on occasion once they retired in Florida. Nando was devoted to his wife and daughters, proud of each of the girls. He adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren and was most happy when they were all together for the Sunday afternoon meal. Nando, thank you for letting me be part of that tradition.

Tony McFadden

August 12, 2019

Worked for freddy and Maria at their restaurant before I went active duty with the U.S. Navy. Enjoyed every bit of it. Remember mama nando yelling at the girls in Italian. Great time with with all.
My condolences to the family. Wish I could be there for his celebration of life.
Tony

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