Fernando Rui Freitas
Fernando Rui Freitas
  • March 27, 1964 - April 19, 2017
  • Weeki Wachee, Florida

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Fernando Rui Freitas, age 53, of Weeki Wachee, FL who died on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Fernando was an 11 year resident who was originally from New Bedford, MA. Fernando was born in Graciosa, Acores, on March 27, 1964, to Jose da Cunha Freitas and Senhorinha da Luz Silva. Fernando was a Finish Carpenter who was involved in all aspects of carpentry, and worked for the Seacom Corporation, in Oldsmar, FL. But most of all Fernando was a loving husband, an amazing father, and an even better grandfather. Fernando loved spending time with his grandchildren and family, traveling to his homeland to visit his family and he loved to eat, especially at a good buffet. Fernando was Catholic by faith. Fernando was preceded in death by his father, and just very recently by his uncle, Alfredo Cunha. Fernando is lovingly survived by his wife, Maria Alcina Silva of Weeki Wachee, FL. son Brian Silva of Tampa, FL. daughter, Sarina (Manuel) Alves of Westport, MA. Fernando is also survived by his grandson, Elarik Alves (9), granddaughter, Ellianna Alves (7), and grandson Maxwell Alves (8 months), all of Westport, MA, mother, Senhorinha Da Luz Silva, brother, Victor Freitas, of Lowell, MS. sisters; Lucia Avila, Edite Avila, and brother, Rui Avila, all of Portugal, and several nieces and nephews. Fernando’s family and friends will join in the Memorial Gathering that will be held at the Turner Funeral Home Spring Hill Drive Chapel, on Monday, April 24, 2017, from 4-6 pm. The Memorial Service will be held at 6 pm, with Reverend Chet Okopski Officiating. A reception will follow the service at the funeral home. The funeral arrangements and cremation are entrusted to Turner Funeral Homes, 14360 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34609.