In Loving Memory

Fred William Occhiogrosso, d. January 26, 2015



In Loving Memory

September 6, 1928 – January 26, 2015

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Fred William Occhiogrosso, 86, passed away on Monday, January 26, 2015 in Semmes. Fred was a six year veteran of the U.S. Army and in college, he majored in music playing the upright base and trumpet. As a musician for many years, he became the director of the Townsmen Band who played at the USS Alabama Battleship Park for a conference of the Governors and a Mother’s Day concert in the park.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Ned Occhiogrosso.

He is survived by his wife, Freda Occhiogrosso; daughter, Gina Occhiogrosso; three sons, Tom (Marie) Occhiogrosso, Mark (Kathy) Occhiogrosso and stepson, Michael Downs; sister, Mary Occhiogrosso; two grandchildren, Lauren and Sammy Occhiogrosso and many other relatives and friends.

A committal service will be held at 2:30pm on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Biloxi National Cemetery, 400 Veterans Ave, Biloxi, MS 39531. Expressions of condolence may be offered at Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.


  1. S Ford

    My family and I would like to offer our deepest sympathies to you. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34:18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies

  2. Dave Price

    So sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He was a great man and an excellent musician. I played guitar with the Townsmen for many years and will always be grateful for the many happy memories of those rehearsals and gigs……all made possible by Fred and his talents.
    Dave Price.


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