Alfred D. Bevacqua, 88

FULTON, NY – Alfred D. “Fred” Bevacqua, 88, of Fulton, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Alfred D. Bevacqua
Alfred D. Bevacqua

He was born to Constantino and Catherine Raneari Bevacqua and remained a life resident of Fulton.

Fred was a veteran of the Army serving during the Korean Conflict as a medic.

He owned and operated Mr. Mike’s Seafood in Fulton for more than 50 years.

Fred enjoyed going to the casino and bowling during his younger years.

He was the past president of the Fulton Kiwanis Club.

Fred was predeceased by his first wife, Patricia Bevacqua, in 1993; two daughters, Cheryl Hanzlian and Christine Colucci; and siblings, Frank Bevacqua, Mary Place and Matt Bevacqua.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; three sons, John Bevacqua of California, Dave (Kerri) Bevacqua of Georgia and Gary (Rebecca) Bevacqua of Fulton; two stepchildren, John (Kristina) O’Connor and Amy Fink; 11 grandchildren, Mariah, Danielle, Kristin, Kayla, Katie, Fred, Olivia, Nora, Rachel, Sean and Patrick; one sister, Tina Firenze; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Sunday, October 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. on Monday, October 15, at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Mount Adnah Cemetery, East Broadway, Fulton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, New York 13126-0102 in Fred’s memory.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.

www.fosterfuneralhome.com

49 Comments

  1. I am SO very saddened by this news…..I have such fond memories of Fred beginning from my childhood….his serenading in the shop and his soft voice….his jokes and true sincerity….he was like family to everyone and I will surely miss him. Sending my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends and the whole community that will, no doubt, miss his presence. He will never be forgotten~

  2. Sweet, sweet man! He would always sing to my Mom when we came into the store & even as a child, I loved it. Rest in Peace Fred – you will be missed!

  3. So sorry to hear about Fred.He was a sweet man.I have known him for 50+ years.Prayers to his family during this time.

  4. John, Dave, Gary, I always thought of your Dad as my adopted Dad. We used to joke about it. He was always so kind and helpful to me as was your mother. I just wish I could have relayed that to him again… My thoughts are with you all.

  5. I am so very sorry for the loss of such an amazing icon of Fulton Ny. He will be very missed. My oldest daughter always use to climb up on Fred’s lap and call him Papa

  6. To the family,
    Our condolences for your loss. Fulton has lost one a few great people in this city. He will be dearly missed by everyone one. In my family, he was a means to a smile, some laughter, a kind gesture and always with kind words. The Stanski family will forever consider him a kind and gentle person. He certainly will never be forgotten here. Our love to the whole family.

  7. My Deepest sympathy and Prayers to the Family. Fred I missed the good old days lots of singing and laughs. So enjoyed working for this man.You will be missed !!!! Till we meet again. RIP

  8. So sadden to hear Frank has past he was a sweet wonderful man. Known him for a long time. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. May your hearts heal in time Marilyn and family. Sorry Tina for the loss of your brother. God bless you all at this sad time. Rip Frank???

  9. Fred was always such a kind, happy man…I couldn’t help but love him. Always a ray of sunshine came with him when he came into the bank! Rest in peace Fred….you certainly earned it .

  10. Rest In Peace Mr. Mike!! My condolences are with all family and friends… What a sweet gentle man!! So sad to hear this…

  11. He was a high school memory and beyond! Such a the sweetest man! Always had a smile! He will be greatly missed!!! May he Rest In Peace!

  12. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Freddy was a gentleman and a scholar.He and my husband were classmates and friends. A very hard worker right up till the end. Rest in peace Freddy, we will miss you greatly.

  13. I am so sorry to hear this. I have known Fred my entire life as Freddie the milk man who brought me chocolate milk when I was a small child. I’m sure there will be a card game with Newt tonight! My condolences to Marilyn, Gary and all the family

  14. Mr Mike , wow the memories. Walking from the high school for a fish sandwich and a soda.. we alway had to hurry but always made it back in time. He knew the kids where coming and was always ready for us. I seen him not to long ago might even been a year or so but it was like it was yesterday. Because we all thought he would be there for us everytime we went to his restaurant.He was my neighbor back in 1966. What a great man he will be missed by all. My condolences to his family and his friends , each and every one of them. R I P Mr Mike we love you

  15. So sorry to hear about your loss. Fred was such a nice man and it was a privilege to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  16. THE TEARS ARE REAL, FOR A MAN MY HUSBAND & I KNEW FOR OVEF 50 YEARS!
    WHEN WE FIRST STARTED GOING TO THE ” STORE” AND FRED FOUND OUT MY NAME, EVERY TIME I WENT IN, HE WOULD SING A SONG ” ROSEANN OF SHARON CROSS”. AFTER A WHILE I ASKED HIM IF IT WAS A REAL SONG, OR DID HE MAKE IT UP?
    HE SAID IT WAS AN OLD SONG?. PAT USED TO JUST LAUGH AT HIM.
    HE WAS A FRIEND TO ALL. HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE & A HUG. HE WORKED HARD & MADE IT LOOK EASY.. HE SUFFERED HEARTACHE BEYOND BELIEF.
    THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM A FEW YRS AGO AT STRUPPLERS WE DISCUSSED HOW WE CAME TO KNOW EACH OTHER, I THOUGHT HIGH SCHOOL. HE SAID, STORE. THEN HE TOLD ME HOW OLD HE WAS. 8 YRS OLDER!!!!
    IT JUST SEEMED LIKE I HAD KNOWN HIM FOREVER!
    I WILL MISS HIS SMILE, HUG,AND MOST OF ALL, HIS SERENADING ME!
    OUR FAMILY & COMMUNITY WILL DEARLY MISS HIM.
    MY HEART GOES OUT TO MARILYN AND HIS SON’S JOHN, DAVE & GARY, EXTENDED FAMILY. YOU WERE BLESSED!

  17. TO TINA, I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR YOUR BROTHER. SO MISS GOING IN THE STORE AND SEEING YOUR SMILING FACES! IT IS A MEMORY I WILL NEVER FORGET. HOW BLESSED YOU WERE TO GROW UP TOGETHER, WORK TOGETHER.
    GOD BLESS.
    .

  18. Fred was a friend to many people and always one to make others happy. A tireless worker who raised an amazing family. We had many memorable times together.

  19. My love and Prayers go out to all “Freds” family and friends. Such a wonderful man, and made skipping school fun. And safe.
    Thank you for all your wonderful years!
    God Bless and Sing with the Angels.

  20. I am so sorry Gary and family for your loss!! Words cannot even begin to express…
    He was a wonderful man! Growing up my mother always liked to bring us to Mr Mikes to grab dinner and talk to her good friend! Your Dad was the sweetest! He will be greatly missed!?

  21. Marilyn and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Fred’s passing.
    Fred was a wonderful man. Fred loved people and made everyone special.
    With love and deep heartfelt sympathy.

  22. There was only one Elvis and there was one Fred. Despite our age difference, Freddie was a great friend of mine. In my early teens he hired me to help him deliver fresh Italian bread around Fulton at 5 am. Remember he always said, ” New in the back and old in the front.” Later I was the french fry man at Mr. Mikes around the corner from my home. In high school I played some softball with him.When in college,everytime I brought some friends to Fulton we had to get fish from Freddie. He was one of the funniest and friendly persons that I have ever known. How about the super bakes at his clam site. To all his family,you are in my thoughts and prayers. To my friend, Freddie, rest in peace.

  23. Our condolences to the family of one of Fulton icons. You served our little town in many ways and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family from our family. The Green and White Diner / Andrew Butler and and family ???

  24. RIP Fred. we will miss your smiling face around town. prayers going up for you and your family, Marilyn. ?

  25. A great man, the little city of Fulton is going to miss this man. Smart, a GREAT cook, always had a smile for everyone. Sure hope someone keeps MR Mikes open. great food!! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  26. My husband Dick and I met Fred and Patty in 1957. We had just moved to Fulton. My husband joined a bowling team at work and they played against a team Fred was on. We struck up a friendship that very night. As time went on Patty became my best friend until the day she died. Fred was a wonderful sweet husband to her and became a good friend to me–one that even though we may not see each other for months or years, our greetings were warm and like no time had passed. My sympathy and love to Marilyn, John, David and Gary.

  27. A great man our family has known for about 50 years – “Uncle Fred” to my kids through the years. He will be so missed.

  28. Fred will always be remembered as “one of the good guys”. Just an all around nice guy …truely a joy. We were all lucky to have known him. We are sorry for your loss, Marilyn. You and “Mr. Mike” were a great team.

  29. I feel like I lost a part of me. We were pretty good friends as he was to everyone.

    So sorry to the entire family.

    RIP

  30. RIP “Mr. Mike” or Freddy! Fred was a great man and helped mold me into the man I am today. My first memories of walking to Mr Mike’s during our lunch hour at school, and eventually working at the Clam Shed through my college years.
    Fred taught me a lot about life and I don’t think I would be the man I am today if not for some of the lessons he taught me as I worked. I always loved watching him work the bakes shaking everyone’s hands and putting a smile on everyone’s face. You were a great man, friend, husband, father and boss.

    Aunt Merdie- I am so sorry for your loss! I was just thinking about you not too long ago as I drove through Topeka, KS. I will be sure and have my kids light a candle for Fred and I will fill them with some of the wonderful memories of him. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Gary- You dad was a great man, I am sorry for your loss!

  31. I thought the world of your Dad. The goodness if there is any, is that he is with his girls, Prayers your way, Sincerely, Rita Rowland Bryant.

  32. GARY, WE ARE SO SAD HERE IN AZ, JUST HEARD OF MR MIKES PASSING, WE KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVED YOUR DAD, WE ALL DID. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME WE WILL NEVER FORGET HIM, JACKIE, JIM AND TODD FORBES.

  33. What a special man who leaves a foot print in your heart. Many fond memories over the years of Fred.Everytime I saw him and no matter where he would light up and go out of his way to give me a big hug and a kiss.He always brightened your day just by being in it.. A hard worker and a friend to everyone.I used to joke with him all the time and say”here comes the mayor”.He knew everyone in our community and took time to acknowledge them.I for one feel lucky to have had Fred in my life.Some people don’t get that kind of a caring and special friendship in a lifetime and I am honored to have had Fred in mine. My thoughts and prayers to his whole family and know that what he left begin can never be duplicated.

  34. Great guy. He had heartaches but no one knew it. Now he can rest. Condolences to his family.

  35. Mr. Mike, was and will always be a treasured memory…he was kind, happy , gentle and loving and loved seeing the kids from G.Ray Bodley during their lunch hour…. or so it seemed…..Always had a happy smile like he was glad to see us,,, a bit advice or just the best french fries…..I am sorry for the family and the Fulton community for losing such an amazing human being… RIP Freddy……we will always love and miss you

  36. This is a sad time.. Knowing his wonderful smile and soothing chat will be no more…We are going to miss him and the laughter we all shared…Thank You Fred, for being a wonderful Man, Friend , and for all the wonderful Fish dinners you prepared for us , You were the best ever….Never forget Fred!!!! Rest in Peace…. Thoughts and prayers to all the family!!

  37. So sorry for your loss Gary I always enjoyed delivering fish to him for many years he always had a smile on his face most of the time unless he was running out of clams then I would run to his rescue and he would thank me over and over my wife and I will always remember him may God bless u all in your time of need love Julien and Nancy

  38. Marilyn and family, We just want you to know that we are really sorry to hear about Fred’s passing. He was a wonderful man and was cherished by everyone that knew him. I’ll always remember working with Fred back in the days at the Triangle Diary. He’ll be missed. Rest in peace my friend. Jerry and Sue

  39. so sorry for the lost of your Dad, I’m glad I got to know him. He will be miss by a lot of people. But never forgotten

  40. So sorry to see Fred has passed. Thoughts and prayers go out to Marilyn and his family. He was always friendly to you when you came into his store…

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