Mayor Dawn Zimmer said, “Over his 35-year career, Freddie saw Hoboken through some of its toughest challenges. In addition to taking on a management role in the municipal garage, he was a crucial part of the city’s emergency management team, most recently helping with rescue operations on the pay loader during Hurricane Sandy. His dedication and knowledge of Hoboken and its infrastructure was limitless, and he will be sorely missed by everyone. Our hearts go out to his family and friends during this very challenging time.”
He was a past Union President of the Hoboken Supervisor Employees, a proud member of the Hoboken Elks, and he was also actively involved in the Office of Emergency Management for the mile square city. He will be missed by his wife of 35 years, Frances (nee: Rivera); his two loving daughters, Angela and Stefanie; his mother, Juanita (nee: Mercado); his brothers, Felix and Felito; his sisters, Marta Gonzalez, Evelyn Moret, Eufrosina “Frosty” Lozada; and many nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by his father, Felix. Services arranged by the Failla Memorial Home, Hoboken.