in memoriam

In Memory of Alfred (Fred) Grimaldi

January 31, 2022


Alfred (Fred) Grimaldi, of Hillsdale passed away peacefully on Monday, January 31, 2022 at the age of 92.

Fred is survived by the love of his life, his devoted wife, Ellen Lieberwirth Grimaldi to whom he was married for 66 years. Ellen and Fred spent their life together in Hillsdale and enjoyed traveling the world and in earlier years spending time at their vacation home in Vermont . The son of Angelina and Paul Grimaldi, he was born on November 2, 1930, and raised in Cliffside Park, NJ. He is predeceased by his sisters, Tina Daniele and Louise Zucchino and brother , Albert Grimaldi. He is survived by many friends, nieces, nephews and his lifelong friend, Oscar Muscariello and family and will be missed by all.

Fred spent his career as a Civil Engineer with the Port Authority of NY/NJ from which he retired in 1990. He served his country honorably in the US Army during the Korean War. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 162 in Hillsdale . As Service Officer he fulfilled many duties and had an impact on the lives of the Post members by whom he will be greatly missed.

A service celebrating Fred's life will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 10:00am - 2:00 pm at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Rd, Westwood, NJ. Entombment will follow at Westwood Cemetery, Westwood, NJ. In lieu of flowers , donations may be made to the ASPCA in memory of Fred and their beloved dog, Borga.