OBITUARY

Alfred Fiandaca

January 21, 1941February 9, 2013

Alfred Fiandaca, who worked as a fashion designer in Palm Beach, Boston and New York for more than 50 years, died Saturday at JFK Medical Center after a sudden illness.

Mr. Fiandaca, who was 75, is survived by his daughter, Michelle Fiandaca of Boston; his son, Alfred, Jr. of Aspen, Colo.; and his partner Carl Bartels of New York and Palm Beach.

Mr. Fiandaca had been on the island scene for 16 years, dressing prominent society figures and celebrities here, Boston and Manhattan.

Among the notables are Audrey Hepburn, Lady Bird Johnson, Julie Andrews, Louise Fletcher, Anita Baker, Nancy Reagan, Jean Kennedy, Pia Lindstrom, Pauline Boardman Pitt, Jane Dudley, Sarah Farrish and Barbara Wainscott Berger.

Most recently, he was in the spotlight as Ann Romney’s designer of choice. Mr. Fiandaca met Mrs. Romney when her husband Mitt was governor of Massachusetts.

Mr. Fiandaca produced his first collection in 1959 after studying at Fashion Institute of Technology and the former Traphagen School of Design. He began cutting patterns at age 9.

In 1965, he opened his first salon on Newbury Street, Back Bay’s main shopping strip. The designer has remained a fixture on the fashionable avenue since. He eventually opened branches in 1996 in Palm Beach and New York.

Mr. Fiandaca was a supporter of many charitable organizations in Palm Beach County.

Plans for funeral arrangements and a memorial service will be announced when determined by the family, said Michelle Fiandaca, who was with her father when he died

REMEMBERING

Alfred Fiandaca

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August 27, 2016

Alfred...As a professional model, you were the second designer that gave me the opportunity to work for you. Carolina Herrera was the first. I will FOREVER be grateful for your guidance and kindness.

Carole Watters

Carole Watters

August 27, 2016

Alfred...As a professional model, you were the second designer that gave me the opportunity to work for you. Carolina Herrera was the first. I will FOREVER be grateful for your guidance and kindness.

Carole Watters

Patricia Whiteside, Appraiser

November 3, 2013

This Is A Tremendous Loss To The World Of Designers, The Community And To All Of The Lives He Touched: Blessings,

John White

May 17, 2013

I was shocked to learn of Alfred's sudden passing. I had an opportunity to speak to him a few years ago when my daughter, who grew up on Lowell Rd, was planning her wedding. He was never shy about his roots no matter who he was dealing with or where.

Just an aside at last count there are over 45 members of my extended family who owe their lives to Dr. Sabia.

April 14, 2013

Dear Alfred, u are missed everyday, you are very special ,no one can forget your kidness, talent and so much love and fun that u brougth to anyone that came your way,
alwaays love
Eliza Tizabgar

Cousin Linda Fera

March 19, 2013

I have such wonderful memories of playing dress-up in the shop on Maverick St. when I was a little girl. When I grew up and was planning my wedding, you designed my wedding dress. It was a dream come true. I will cherish these memories forever and remember you always.

Charles Eaton

March 11, 2013

Alfred was inspiring, humble and sincerely interested in making the world a better place through his efforts. One of his personal works in progress was collaboration with the Dupuytren Foundation. This effort will continue in your memory, but Alfred, you are greatly missed.

Charles Eaton MD
Dupuytren Foundation

Alain Patterson

February 25, 2013

Our condolences goes out to the Fiandaca family-on behalf of the MCFC, I lastly saw Alfr ed in the fall of '09,what a bright spirit and enthusiast man-humble and generous, they don't make them like that anymore . Rest in peace, brother.

Alain Patterson
Founder/
Music City Fashion Council

Brenda Marchand

February 20, 2013

Alfred, I remember you fondly from my years in Boston at WWD. God bless you.

February 17, 2013

I was so fortunate to be able to not only model for such a gifted man - but to have been in rooms when he created! His smile, his wit and his creations should go down in history with other famous artists. I was blessed to have worked with him for so many years! God be with his loved ones at this sad time.

Pam Collins