On Divine Mercy Sunday April 24, 2022 Fred Lanowich, 65, loving husband, devoted father and attentive son passed away suddenly surrounded by his wife and children. This loss was completely unexpected leaving family and friends shocked and deeply saddened. He will be truly missed in so many ways. He met his wife to be, Teresa, at a nightclub in Manhattan in 1979. He was a great dancer, as was she and, certain that God had brought them together, they married seven months later. Their romance lasted more than 42 years. He was a devoted father to their children, Nick Anthony (Sandi) Lanowich and Sister Fidelis Marie Lanowich; a loving grandfather to Chiara Juliana and Amelia Luciana Lanowich, and caring son to Florence Pancione. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Lanowich, and his sister, Marianne Riley. Freddy loved fiercely and deeply. He was determined to provide for his family and give them the life they deserved. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world. When he held his children for the first time he said it was like falling in love again. Freddy was hysterically funny, sentimental, nostalgic, and tender-hearted. He loved surprising Teresa with romantic gestures. He also had a hot Italian temper at times; Teresa nicknamed him ‘chili pepper.’ He was ferociously protective, strong, determined, and, if needed, confrontational. He had suffered physically for many years with one serious illness after another. It would seem as if he would recover for just a moment and be knocked down again. Although he was exhausted by all the challenges, he prayerfully offered it up. He believed it was the one valuable thing he could do to help others and that love equals sacrifice. A man of deep faith, he was faithful follower of Christ, starting and ending his day with prayer. He was devoted to Our Lady as he said his daily rosary and dedicated himself to her through wearing the brown scapular. He prayed to St. Joseph every morning and evening and constantly sought his help and guidance. For 15 years his favorite devotional prayer was the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Each and every day, he would faithfully stop wherever he was, whatever he was doing, at noon and 3:00 pm to recite the entire chaplet. And so the Lord honored his faithful servant and appointed the Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday to bring him home. His funeral mass was celebrated at 12 noon on May 3, 2022 at his home parish St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Plantation Florida. The services were followed by his entombment at 3:00 pm, the Hour of Mercy, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery in Royal Palm Beach Florida.