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Frederick Gasper Orlando

May 24, 1949 ~ April 20, 2022 (age 72)


Fred Orlando lived a life full of love, and absent of regret. Alongside his late wife, Toni, they lovingly raised their four boys; Tony (Sheri), Frank (Meghann), Mike (Abby), and Freddy (Allison) in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.

Fred loved to write his own rules and used his inventive instincts to provide for his family in his careers as a 7-11 store owner and landlord, where he not only forged opportunities for his family—but for countless others.

Whether carrying on the tradition of Sunday dinners alongside his loving companion, Dona, or his second-to-none adoration for his 8 grandchildren; James, Maria, Katelyn, Lola, Nicholas, Freddy, Enzo and Rosie—family was everything to Fred—and “Big” Fred was everything to them.

The only thing Fred loved more than a good deal, was a great vacation—poolside, under the hot sun among his family and friends was where he was happiest.

Both in business and in health, Fred defied odds, followed his instinct and successfully lived life his way.

In lieu of flowers, please consider becoming an organ donor or making a contribution to Gift of Life Michigan.


April 26, 2022

2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bagnasco & Calcaterra FH
25800 Harper Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

April 27, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
22412 Overlake
St. Clair Shores, MI

April 27, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Joan of Arc Church
21620 Greater Mack Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080


Resurrection Cemetery
18201 Clinton River Road
Clinton Twp, MI 48038


Gift of Life Michigan
3861 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48108
Tel: 1-866-500-5801
Web: https://giftoflifemichigan.org/

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