Dr. Alfred “Fred,” DMD, 53, a resident of Rutherford passed away suddenly on Wednesday July 29th, 2015. He was born in Jersey City to the late Alfred and Ann (nee Pellegrino) Fiume.
Fred was a 1984 graduate of St. Peters College in Jersey City. He also graduated from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ in 1988. He was a past member of the American Dental Association and a current Board member of the NJ Academy of General Dentistry.
Fred proudly entered the United States Army in 1988 and served in Iraq Operation Freedom, when completing his service he achieved rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was employed by Correctional Dental Associates working in the NJ State Home for Boys and he was an Associate at Gentle Dental in Lyndhurst.
He was an active P.E.R. of the Rutherford Elks Lodge #547 for 18 years, a member of Unico in Lyndhurst for 20 years, and served on the Rutherford Board of Education from 2006 to 2012.
Fred was a loving Dad, always involved in his children’s activities, a man who was devoted to his wife and his family. Fred was a loving husband to Joanne (nee Mastrolia), a dear father to Alyssa, Anthony, Andrew and Alex. A devoted son-in-law to MaryAnn and Nicholas Mastrolia. He is survived by his brothers Mark and wife Janet, Rocco Fiume, his sister Ann Marie Fiume, his brother-in-law Peter, Nicholas and wife Michele along with nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be held on Monday 10 AM from The Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford, for 11 AM Mass of Christian Liturgy in The Church of Saint Mary, Rutherford. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, No. Arlington. Family will receive friends Sunday 4-8 PM.
Donations may be made in Fred’s memory to: Rutherford Elks 547, “Special Children’s Committee,” 48 Ames Ave., Rutherford, NJ 07070 or Lyndhurst Chapter of Unico, 2 Kennedy Ct., Lyndhurst 07071.