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In Memory of

Fernando M. Gonsalves

April 10, 1937 - September 8, 2017

Obituary


Fernando "Fred" Gonsalves, affectionate husband, father and loving grandfather, died peacefully among family on September 8, 2017 in Campbell, California at the age of 80.

Fred is survived by his devoted wife, Alice Gonsalves, his three daughters,Teresa, Cindy and Rose and six wonderful grandchildren.

Fred was born on April 10, 1937 in Santa Cruz, on the Island of Madeira, Portugal to Frank and Rose Gonsalves. He graduated from Bellarmine College Prepatory in 1956 and attended San Jose State University until he was drafted in 1958 by the U.S Army and was assigned to...

Fernando "Fred" Gonsalves, affectionate husband, father and loving grandfather, died peacefully among family on September 8, 2017 in Campbell, California at the age of 80.

Fred is survived by his devoted wife, Alice Gonsalves, his three daughters,Teresa, Cindy and Rose and six wonderful grandchildren.

Fred was born on April 10, 1937 in Santa Cruz, on the Island of Madeira, Portugal to Frank and Rose Gonsalves. He graduated from Bellarmine College Prepatory in 1956 and attended San Jose State University until he was drafted in 1958 by the U.S Army and was assigned to Korea. There he worked as a dedicated Chaplain's Assistant and earned a Certificate of Achievement for meritorious service. He married Alice Schubert, his high school sweetheart in 1960. For 39 years Fred worked at the Westinghouse Corporation in Sunnyvale California as a Production Manager serving in the Trident Missile Program. He was repeatedly recognized for his engineering innovations in safety and sustainability.


Fred's visitation will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, Santa Clara California for a joyful time of reminiscing followed by the Funeral Mass at 1:00 PM at St. Clare Parish, 941 Lexington St., Santa Clara. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Fred's life with his family.


In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Fred Gonsalves.