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“I Am so sorry for your loss ... i just found out today , Freddie was my Idol ... Always smiling & words of encouragement ... jimi d ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: jimi De Vito - Westport, CT

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Linda, I am so very sorry for your loss. I just found out this morning from WILLIE DEMMS about Fred's passing. MS can be such a debilitating desease....Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Lynn Mauro Bluss

“Linda & Family I was saddened this afternoon reading of Fred's passing in today's paper. I met Fred at Basic training at Fort Bragg in the late...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Jim Friend

“We were deeply saddened when we heard Fred passed away. Our hearts ache for your loss. Fred was a great guy with an amazing sense of humor that...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Kevin and Linda Malloy

“LInda and Daniel we are so saddened with the news of Fred's passing he was such a ray of sunshine whenever he came around - we use to enjoy him...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Tom & Brenda Sniffen

“To the Santarella family,I knew Freddie for about about 40 yr's what a great & funny guy. Played many softball games against him & the Ace's (lost...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Jim (Sandbar Resturant) Rivera - CT

“patrick clancy ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: - CT

“MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF FRED...HE WAS A FRIEND AND COMPETITOR IN SPORTS FOR MANY YRS...HIS LOSS HAS SHOCKED ME...MAY HE REST IN PEACE...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: TONY BOSSONE - SPRINGHILL, FL

“Linda & DanielNancy and I were so shocked by this tragic news.You will be in our thoughts forever.Joe & Nancy Tucci ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest sympathies to the Santarella family. We will miss Mr. Santarella coming to pick up food for his family at our restaurant. He and his...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Mimma Califano

“my condolences to the santarella family Freddie was a great person who was touched by all that knew him .r.i.p Freddie ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: joe schiano - norwalk, CT

“Very Sorry to hear, Fred will missed by all that had the pleasure to meet him! ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: michael Foley

“My deepest sympathy to Daniel Santarella, his mother Linda Santarella, and the entire family. Mr. Fred Santarella was a wonderful man who was an...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Jason Allen

“Our condolences from the Suds Family! Freddy was a great man who always put a smile on everyone's face. God bless and Rest In Peace!! ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Mark Suda

“Dear Linda and Daniel, My family and I are sending our deepest condolences on your loss of Fred. He was an amazing man and gave so much love and...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Sarah O'Mahoney

“Dear Linda, Our hearts are heavy. We are holding you and your family in prayer as you, once again, walk through this valley. May you feel His...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Kerry and John Spearman

“Oh, Linda, Stacey and Dan, Our hearts go out to you during this very, very difficult time. Please know you're in our prayers. With love, Pat &...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Patrick and Regina Damanti


Frederick J Santarella, 73, a longtime resident of Darien and a native of Norwalk passed away on June 30, 2017. He was born March 24, 1944 to Carmine and Mary (LaMalfa) Santarella. Fred graduated from Norwalk High School in 1962 where he was a member of the baseball team and captain of the basketball team. He then earned a BA in English from the University of Hartford. Fred married Linda Saverine on October 3, 1970. They raised their beloved children Stacey and Daniel in Darien. Mr. Santarella coached Daniel and his teammates for several seasons of baseball and basketball. Fred enjoyed sports and continued to play softball with the Aces in Norwalk for many years. He also enjoyed golfing. Fred had a wonderful sense of humor and loved comedy of any kind. He immensely enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Santarella ran a home improvements business in Darien for 20 years. He also worked for Wagner Swimming Pools in Darien and A&D Quality Roofing in Norwalk. Mr. Santarella is survived by his wife Linda and son Daniel of Darien, son-in-law Brian Hickey and grandchildren Sean and Evangeline of Valhalla, NY, brother Daniel Santarella and his wife Patty of Norwalk, nephew Scott(Kathy) Santarella of Westport and niece Dana(Kevin) Morton of Norwalk. He is predeceased by his daughter Stacey. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 4:00 - 6:00pm at Edward Lawrence Funeral Home located at 2119 Boston Post Rd., Darien, CT 06820. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 12:00 PM at St. John's Church1986 Post Road in Darien. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred's memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Visit Multiple Sclerosis Foundation ( www.msfocus.org), would be greatly appreciated by his family.