In Memory

Frederick Garnero

Frederick Garnero

Frederick J. Garnero

1945 - 2018

Frederick J. Garnero, 73, of Kenosha passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at Froedtert South KMCC following a brief illness with his family by his side. 

Fred was born on May 22, 1945, in Kenosha to Joseph and Helen (Pawlowski) Garnero. He graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1963. 

Fred married Rita Cucunato on Dec. 20, 1969, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the couple were together for almost 50 years until her death on May 14, 2018. 

He served in the U.S. Army Reserves, was at Snap-On Tools for over 30 years and worked part-time for the City of Kenosha Parks Department. Fred enjoyed many activities including golf, watching the Cubs, a faithful Jeopardy fan and he will especially be remembered for taking rides all over town on his vespa. Fred's greatest joy was the time he spent with his family. 

He was also preceded in death by, his parents.

Fred is survived by,his son, Joseph (Jocelyn) Garnero of Kenosha; two daughters, Nicole (Keith) Ebner and Lisa Garnero both of Kenosha; five grandchildren, Jack, Mia, Nathan, Evelyn and Isabella; his brother, James Garnero; a brother-in-law, Frank (Lucille) Cucunato as well as other family and friends. 

In accordance with Fred's wishes private services were held. 

The family of Fred would like to thank Dr.'s Joshua Bloom and Jandali Majed and a special thank you to the staff of the CCU at Froedtert South KMCC. 

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10/22/18 01:21 PM #1    

Schuyler Seager

Freddie,he'll never be Fred to me,
& I spent many hours in the family home above his parents restaurant. I will always remember
our road trips in his yellow VW convertible. My mother loved the car, Freddie too. Lots of good times.

10/23/18 09:12 AM #2    

Nancy Henkel (Schulte)

I took American History in Summer School with Freddie. I loved his yellow VW too. He was always smiling and friendly to everyone. We loved the family restaurant too. Prayers to all of his family. It's lovely you all lived in Kenosha.To Skip, I never knew your name was Schuyler. Even though we live in NC, I still remember many wonderful things about MDB and Kenosha. It was a great place and time to grow up!! Nancy Henkel Schulte


10/24/18 08:42 AM #3    

Ellen Jornt (Nelson)

Freddie was a good friend all through high school.  We had so much fun.  He was such a sweet guy.  I have so many good memories of time spent with Freddie.  I agree with Nancy.  It was such a good time and place to grow up. 

Ellen Jornt Nelson

10/25/18 03:13 PM #4    

Joan Simonsen (Koski)

Fred and I go long back, We dated for a while back in the early 70's. He was a great guy. I will miss him.. It sounds like he had a great marriage and life......glad to hear it................

10/26/18 11:57 AM #5    

Michael Serpe

Fred and I hung out a little in our sophmore year and when I was going for my drivers licnese Fred said that if I pass the test on the first time, he would make me a pizza.  I passed the first time, went to his house that was above the restaurant, showed him my licnese and said:  "Cheese and Sausage".  He made me one and it was great, along with some laughs.  I couple years ago I ran into Fred at the grocery store and I asked how everything was going and he sadly said that he has become a care giver for his wife and was doing the best he could to keep her comfortable.  We talked for a while and went our seperate ways.  A sad past few years for Fred, the person who was always upbeat, fun to be around and just an all around great guy.  Rest in Peace Fred.

10/27/18 08:10 PM #6    

Doris Feld (Hansen)

I didn't know Fred and so I can't share any memories.  I was, however, caregiver for my husband Chris during his final three years dealing with ALS.  While being a caregiver for a loved one is a privilege, it also takes a tremendous toll on the caregiver.  If Fred did this for his wife, he has my admiration and respect retrospectively.  For any other classmates out there providing similar care for his or her loved one, I wish you faith, strength, and lots of support.  

Doris Hansen

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