Dario Fred Croce

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Dario "Fred" Croce

  • Birth 27 Feb 1918 Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
  • Death 4 Feb 2004 Missouri, USA
  • Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 41665060

Fred is a HUSBAND to Helen June (Morris) Croce.

He is a SON of Felix and Frances Croce, both from the Piedmont region of Italy. His father was in the restaurant business. Fred is a BROTHER to Elda Croce Cavagnolo (1915-2011), Lena and Leo.

He is FATHER to three children:(1) DAUGHTER - Susan; (2) DAUGHTER - Mary; (3) SON - Peter, buried nearby.

He is GRANDFATHER to several children.

Fred was a fine wines and liquors importer. He was from ITALIAN heritage and of the Catholic faith.

The man was simply 'CHARM PERSONIFIED'!

Spending time in his company was pure pleasure. He was thoughtful of others, kind and terrific fun.

While visiting with guests in the family's large living room, Mister C. talked of Impressionist art and pointed to a massive gilded frame with the artist Monet's artwork presented there. It was one of his series of waterlily paintings -(a print), hanging behind the couch. He casually commented - 'The picture looks as good rightside up as it does upside-down!'

Mister C. suddenly jumped up on the couch, grabbed the heavy gold frame and swiftly flipped the picture, replacing it on the wall, now UPSIDE DOWN! He was correct! It looked just as good; It was wonderful - surprisingly wonderful - but then HE was wonderful too!

***** DAD *****

"We'll always remember that special smile, that caring heart, that warm embrace, you always gave us.
You being there for Mom and us through good and bad times, no matter what.
We'll always remember you Dad because there'll never be another one to replace you in our hearts, and the love we will always have for you."


This biography is
humbly presented by
Audrey Burtrum-Stanley / Arkansas

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  • Maintained by: P Jones
  • Originally Created by: Someone Who Cares...
  • Added: 7 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41665060
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dario "Fred" Croce (27 Feb 1918–4 Feb 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41665060, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by P Jones (contributor 47471462) .