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“Kris & family I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He was a great man. He will truly be missed. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Rae Chipman - Syracuse, NY

“Dear Marylou, Toni, Kris and Chuck,I am so sorry to hear about your Dad passing. We did not know, Tracey saw it today and let us all know. We would...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Linda ( Fresco) Chandler - MA

“My sincerest condolences to the entire Fresco family at the loss of Louis certainly a most special kind of man not only with a deep love for his...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Daniel O'Callaghan - FL - Friend

“We wish to offer our deepest sympathy to all the Fresco family. He was a great guy! We go all the way back to high school. Lots of good memories! ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: LEO & PAT Restuccia - SUMMERFIELD, FL

“Kris and Dylan, I'm so sorry for your loss. I heard so many wonderful stories about Lou. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family at...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Brenda White - Salem, MA - Friend

6 of 12 | Posted by: Kenny Sperrazza-Robinson - MA

“Sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" strengthen your family during this difficult time ...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: T W

“Marylou.So sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you!! ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Tony Gonnella - Apex, NC

“Our sincere condolences go out to the entire Fresco family. Lou was a one of a kind. With deepest sympathy from the Marnon and DiTonno Families ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Suzette DiTonno - Haverhill, MA

“I will miss uncle Lou dearly. My condolenses to the family. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Deb Carette (Jensen) - Allenstown, NH

“My deepest sympathy to the members of the Fresco family. Lou was my first cousin as we shared a lot of memories living at Greenwood place. I always...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: james alleva - melrose, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: John W Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

Luciano "Lou" Fresco passed away at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on July 8, 2018. He was 83 years of age. Lou was born in Boston on November 2, 1934 to the late Charles & Maria C. (Turco) Fresco. He was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and received his Masters in Education. Mr. Fresco lived in Wakefield, Melrose and Reading throughout his life. He started out working as a plumber and then taught plumbing at Lynn Technical School for 10 years and then at the Northeast Regional Technical School in Wakefield for 15 years. He enjoyed building furniture for family and friends, camping in his early years with his children and loved a good cigar. But above all he treasured the times he spent with his grandchildren. Lou was the devoted father of Anthony Fresco & his wife Lauren of Reading, Marylou Mumpower of Bristol, VA, Kris Shedd of Reading and Charles Fresco & his wife Stacey of Framingham. Cherished grandfather of Michael & his wife Jennifer, Stephen & Matthew Fresco, Angela Fresco & Leah Mumpower, Dylan Shedd, Sam & Sophie Fresco. Proud great grandfather of Derrick, Colton & Kailey. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W Foster St. Melrose on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 4:00-8:00PM. Funeral procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Thursday morning July 12th at 9AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St. Wakefield at 10AM. Interment with military honors at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend.