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Frederick Fortune Brazzale Jr. - 81

9/21/1936 - 12/11/2017

Cedar Lake, IN

Frederick Fortune Brazzale, age 81, passed away December 11, 2017. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 27 years, Rebecca F. Brazzale (Lungaro), his parents, Frederick F. Brazzale I and Catherine Brazzale (Bortoli), in-laws, Anthony and Rose (Basile) Lungaro, and his grandchildren Declan Ahearn and Martin Hunt. Survived by his sister Edith Berner (James), brother William Brazzale (Beanie), brother and sisters-in-law, Joan Galullo (late James), Anthony LaBanca (late Josephine), Jacqueline Lungaro (late Pascal), Antoinette Bonato (Ronald). His children Annette Brazzale, Stephen Brazzale (Kathleen), Anthony Brazzale (Mary), Christopher Brazzale (Loretta), William Brazzale (Heather), Catherine Dutra (Robert), Rose Hunt (Gregory), AnneMarie Ahearn (Timothy), and Joseph Brazzale (Mary). Also survived by 43 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Frederick, born September 22, 1936 in Chicago, IL, was a resident of Cedar Lake, IN, for 10 years, of Calumet City, IL, for 35 years, and Roseland, Chicago, IL preceding that. He proudly served America as a US Marine, 1956-1962. He was a Third Order Carmelite and the custodian for Our Lady of Fatima, Chicago Archdiocese, for 29 years (1978-2007). Frederick was a very devout husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved being a servant of our Lord and the Catholic Church with a true devotion to our Lady of Fatima. Formerly employed in banking at Talman, LaSalle and BMO. His hobbies included constructing models and spending time with his family. His heart, love, and smile will surely be missed. Visitation Thursday December 14th from 3-8 p.m. at Elmwood Chapel, 9931 Lincoln Plaza Way, Cedar Lake, IN. Carmelite Rosary at 3:00 pm and rosary at 7:00 pm. Family and friends will meet Friday at St. James the Greater Church, 22400 Torrence Ave., Sauk Village. Viewing 9:00 AM until time of funeral mass at 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Calumet City. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Fred's name to Eternal Word Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL, 35210 or EWTN.com, would be appreciated by his family

6 Comments

  • G. Rich

    on 12/12/17

    Heartfelt sympathy for your loss. The thoughts and prayers of many are with you, may they comfort and stregthen you as you face the days ahead and may God grant you peace - Psalms 29:11.
  • Earl Letbetter

    on 12/12/17

    My condolences to the Brazzale family and other relatives and friends, for the loss of your dear loved one. I find it comforting that in our time of need, God hears our cries for help and come to our rescue to strengthen us. He will also strengthen and comfort you during your time of need. (Psalms 18:5,6)
  • Cheryl Lynn

    on 12/13/17

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends.Make God your stronghold during this difficult time.Take comfort in knowing he keeps our loved ones in his memory and promises to return them back to life by means of a resurrection-John 5:28,29.
  • VG

    on 12/13/17

    I am so sorry to read the obituary of your loved one, and to imagine the pain and emptiness of heart you must feel. Jesus Christ promised and demonstrated his ability to call all those in the memorial tombs they will hear his voice and come out. Yes, the resurrection will soon be a reality on a peaceful earth. (John 5:28 &29)
  • Lisa & Jim

    on 12/14/17

    Uncle Fred, I'm going to miss you terribly. I'm going to miss your face, your smile and your laugh. Since I was a little boy I've watched and admired you. Few men have experienced the things in life that you have. Repeatedly, in complete awe, I've seen you display unending CARE, FAITH, HUMILITY, LOVE, PATIENCE, and PERSEVERANCE. I wish to be half the man, father, grandfather but most importantly, CHRISTIAN you were to everyone you met. I find comfort knowing from the depths of my heart and soul that you are reunited with Aunt Becky and all your loved ones as God has promised. Thank you for being such a special person not only in my life, but the lives of my family and everyone you touched throughout your lifetime.
  • R. Ross

    on 12/27/17

    My heartfelt condolences to the Brazzale Family for your loss. May our loving Father, Jehovah continue to provide your family the strength to endure and consolation from his Word, the Bible of the wonderful Hope he has promised us found at Isaiah 25:8 and Acts 24:15.

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