Frederick J. “Fred” Jarjura, age 66, of Cheshire passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 8, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury. He was the devoted husband of Kim (Aliano) Jarjura for over 31 years. Fred was born on February 17, 1954 in Waterbury, son of the late Joseph “JP” and Anna (George) Jarjura.
Fred dedicated his life to his work at J.P. Jarjura & Sons and his family. His work ethic was second to none, but for as hard as he worked, he loved his family just as much. It is quite possible that Fred knew more about produce than anyone else on the planet! Fred was an accepting, loving and supportive father, and taught his children many valuable life lessons and treasured Saturday night dinners, western films and American history. He was proud of his Lebanese Heritage; he was a former member of the Ehden-Lebanese American Club of Wolcott and his family enjoyed when he would play his darbuka (Lebanese drum).
In addition to “his Kimmie” who he loved so much he leaves his loving children, Melinda Jarjura of Waterbury, T.J. Jarjura of Alameada, CA, Michael VanHaaften of Cheshire, Katie Jarjura of Cheshire and Anna Jarjura of Cheshire; and his cherished grandchildren, Daniel and Aiden Mennillo. Fred is leaving behind his “mostly” beloved bulldog Foster. Fred is also survived by his brothers, Charles (Patricia) Jarjura of Wolcott; Peter (Christine) Jarjura of Delray Beach, FL; Arthur (Vera) Jarjura of Waterbury; William Jarjura of Waterbury; David (Patricia DiFelice) Jarjura of Waterbury; and Michael Jarjura of Waterbury; his brothers-in-law, Saverio “Sonny” Ostuno and Ronald Ostuno both of Cheshire; his sisters-in-law, Janet VonStaats and Christine Aliano both of Cheshire, and Lori Mossberg of Hamden; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that he thought the world of.
His Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10AM in Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 8 E. Mountain Rd., Waterbury, CT 06706. (Friends are asked to meet directly at church.) Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, E. Main St., Waterbury. There are no calling hours. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire has been entrusted with his arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org To leave online condolences for his family, please visit www.fordfh.com