Condolence & Memory Journal

Fred was one great guy. He was a charter member of the UT QUEST program which is where I met Fred and Leora. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Larry Hall - Cedar Park, TX - Friend   January 13, 2018

Dear Leora -- Bob and I met you and Fred at UT's QUEST program about ten years ago. We shared many seminars and lectures together. We went on a QUEST bus trip out to the Big Bend country and looked at the stars at McDonald Observatory. It was great getting to hear Fred's humorous comments. We'll miss him.

Posted by Barbara Clark - Lakeway, TX - Friend   January 05, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with Leora and family during this time of sorrow. God bless.

Posted by Myrna Petty - Austin, TX   January 05, 2018

Posted by Mike, Nancy and family Schroeder - Bloomington, MN   January 05, 2018

Dear Leora and Family, We are deeply saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We will always remember Fred's friendly smile, his openness, his Irish humor, and that twinkle in his eyes when he spoke to us. What a life he led: WWII bomber pilot, priest, lawyer and educator. He continued to serve and strongly promote veterans' programs as an active member of Onion Creek American Legion Post 326 as a Chaplain and Commander. His life's story would make a wonderful movie someday. I once asked Fred if he was ready to meet his Lord and Maker and he said absolutely, I am looking forward to it. We know he is in a better place meeting old and new friends as he did in life and having loving conversations with God. He will be missed. Love, Tony and Sue Nuccio

Posted by Tony and Sue Nuccio - Austin, TX - Friend   January 04, 2018

Dear Leora and family, we are so sorry we can't be there but please know that you and Fred are in our prayers.

Posted by Debbie and Roger Ingersoll - The Woodlands, TX - Family Friend   January 04, 2018

In the seventies Fred was married to my wifes sister and we spent a week with them in Belen, New Mexico at Christmas. We made luminarios out of old milk cartons with sand in the bottom and lit candles in driveways to light the way for Santa. Also Fred and I had great success with a ouija board. Great memories.

Posted by Jon Mitchell - Pickerington, OH - Family   January 04, 2018

Fred was a great member of our Onion Creek American Legion Post 326. He always had a cherry personality and always contributed his knowledge and energy to enhancing our volunteer programs. I will truly miss his wit and calming influence. Thomas L. Harder (512) 656-7410

Posted by Thomas Harder - Austin, TX - Friend   January 04, 2018

Please join families and friends at a reception immediately following the memorial Mass at Onion Creek Club (2510 Onion Creek Parkway, Austin, TX 78747).

Posted by Charley Wilson - Austin, TX - Family   January 04, 2018

Truly sorry to read of Fred's passing. What I will miss most will be his friendship and wit. I will never forget the story he told about returning from a mission over Germany and meeting with a group of Catholic Sisters who had come to England. One of the Sisters walked up to Fred and said "You were bombing us" to which Fred replied, "But Sister, you were shooting at us". That's Fred.
Sorry I cannot attend the service but you know you all are in my prayers.

Posted by Jerry Prestridge - Austin   January 03, 2018