Condolence & Memory Journal

Fred sounds like quite a talented man ! Sorry for his loss to many .

Posted by martha merrill - winchester, MA - Acquaintance   May 27, 2018

We will miss Fred greatly church-he was so kind to the children who attended even sharing his talents in one of our Bible classes for the kids. My daughter and I enjoyed visiting him at his home and seeing his amazing work in his studio. We were fortunate to have known such a kind and sharing, wonderful Christian man.

Posted by Kimberly Garner Parker - Waltham, MA - Friend   May 22, 2018

To Patti, Steven, Brad & Ken. your dad was a true "gentle man" and will be missed. I will always remember his pipe.

Posted by Bob Cusato - Tewksbury, MA - Family Friend   May 21, 2018

Steve, Patti, Brad, Ken and all of Fred's family, I would like to offer my condolences and sympathy . Having known Ken for 50 years, obviously I knew your dad. I will always remember him landscaping around the house, his pipe, his paintings on the walls of the house, playing canasta with Fred and Alice. My favorite painting is of the Reading train station and the caricature of Ken when he graduated from high school. Rest in Peace.

Posted by David Fotino - Raymond, NH   May 21, 2018

Posted by David Fotino - Raymond, NH   May 21, 2018

Very sorry to hear of Fred's passing and want to extend my condolences to his family. I am a collector of the kind of comic books that Fred worked in during the 1950s, and I publish a magazine about the writers, editors, artists and publishers of EC comics. If possible, I would very much like to get in touch with any of Fred's relations to further my research of his life and career for a feature I'd like to run on him in my publication. Please get in touch. Thanks very much. Roger Hill, email:

Posted by Roger Hill - wichita, KS - Friend   May 20, 2018

My dearest friend I am so sorry for your loss.
If there is anything you need please let me know. Love Nancy

Posted by Nancy Booth - Osterville, MA - Friend   May 20, 2018

I love you Papa. You were my inspiration and the one who led me on my path to a career in the arts... For that, I will always cherish. I will miss seeing you every Friday taking a walk around Market Basket, as I went food shopping. Your wisdom, your art advice, your pipe, your beard, your Edgeworth... I will miss it all and most of all, miss you. Your life was formidable. You accomplished more in a lifetime that most would only dream about. I am so honored to have had you in my life. I love you Papa. May you be at rest with Gramma now.

Posted by Shannon Cail - Family   May 20, 2018


Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever. Although no words can help to ease the loss, just know that Fred is very close in every thought and prayer. With our deepest heartfelt sympathies.... The Varano and Guarino families

Posted by Tina Guarino - Nashua, NH - Family   May 20, 2018