Fred D. Zuppe of West Newton, formerly of Waltham, died peacefully surrounded by his family Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his home. He was 88. Mr. Zuppe was born in Rome, N.Y., to the late Frank and Mary (Lupo) Zuppe. He grew up in Watertown and Belmont, then later moved to Waltham where he lived for many years until recently moving to West Newton. A World War II veteran, Fred served honorably in the United States Navy aboard the USS Allagash as a fireman first class. Mr. Zuppe worked at Brandeis University for more than 35 years as the executive chef. He was a proud life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 953 in Waltham. He was also involved with several charitable organizations in Waltham, including cooking meals for seniors and Meals on Wheels. In his spare time, Fred enjoyed walking, being outdoors, working in his yard, playing cards and cribbage with seniors, going to the YMCA, and going to the beach, especially Martha's Vineyard, with his family. Fred was the beloved husband of 59 years of the late Mary Jane Zuppe. He is survived by his loving daughter, Adrienne Mariani and her husband, Gilbert, of West Newton; his cherished grandson, Michael Mariani and his wife, Kaitlin (Columbare), of Waltham, and his Christmas gift this year, his great-granddaughter, Noelle. He was the brother of the late Frank Joseph, Jimmy Tommy and Bobby Zuppe and the late Josephine Henry. Funeral services were held from the Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody St., Waltham. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.
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Published in Waltham News Tribune from Feb. 8 to Feb. 15, 2013