In Loving Memory Frederick Chris “Freddy” DeMello of East Falmouth entered the Kingdom of Heaven on May 26. He was 62.
Freddy was born in Wareham and lived his entire life on the Cape. He was the consummate Cape Codder. Freddy was a proud shellfisherman who fished the waters of Falmouth for many years and harvested many a fine haul of clams, quahogs, scallops, and the occasional oyster. His catches provided many a good meal for his appreciative family. He also loved fresh and salt water fishing, whether it be for striped bass, flounder, eel, trout or any other catch. If the winter was cold enough, Freddy would be out ice fishing – he was truly a four-season fisherman. If anyone could live off the sea’s bounty, it was Freddy! Even in failing health over these past few weeks, he would still ask for a fish sandwich.
In later years, Freddy turned to lobstering. As was no surprise, he excelled at that as well. He even built his own lobster trap.
Freddy was his own person and would always find a way to get things done. His ingenuity and creativity were amazing. He lived his life as only he could.
He took up culinary arts at the Upper Cape Vocational School. Freddy loved good food and he liked to cook. Among his favorite things to make were a good, hearty Portuguese kale soup, stuffed quahogs, and a roasted duck or goose.
Freddy was hardworking and would always look for ways to earn a little money, such as raking the yard at the old family homestead or shoveling snow for his neighbors.
Family was everything to Freddy and family get-togethers brought him much happiness. Clamboils were a favorite of his. Often, he would, of course, happily provide the clams. His nieces and nephews gave him so much joy. He so looked forward to Christmas. Even though he felt like he didn’t have much to give, the heartfelt cards that he would write will be forever treasured.
Freddy’s unwavering faith in God and a strong Christian fellowship helped sustain him through difficult times. His well-worn bible was evidence of how faithfully he studied God’s Word.
Freddy’s family will forever be grateful to the many kind people who looked out for him. Whether it would be someone giving him a ride or a good meal, local fish markets giving him bait for his lobster traps, or even just a kind word. He will be missed terribly. A beautiful, kind soul has left the Earth.
He leaves his sisters Dorothy Juaire of East Falmouth and her husband Curtis, Debbie Shay of Waltham and her husband Scott, and his brothers Dana DeMello of East Falmouth and his partner Joanna Phillips, and Donald DeMello of Salado, Texas and his wife Laura. He also leaves his nieces Erika, Brianna, and Kathryn, nephews Daniel, Luke, Mark, and Devon, his Uncle Johnny and Aunt Celeste of Vallejo, California, and many cousins.
Freddy was predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Enid DeMello. He missed them very much and it gives us comfort knowing that he is with them again.
Services will be private. Memorial donations in Freddy’s memory can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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