Biography: On Monday, June 25th 2018, our beloved Frederick Peter Holder born to O'Neil Augustine and Evelyn Augustine Holder in Marigot, Grenada, passed away peacefully at Mount Sinai Hospital at the gentle age of 71. He was one of eleven children and was probably better known by his nicknames “Freddy” or “Papaps”.
Freddy had many things he enjoyed, including fishing, sailing and island hopping during his boyhood in Grenada. His main passion however, might have been cooking - he cooked as if it was for ten armies. He may not have been a very talkative man but the reality is - the kitchen was his castle and in-front of the stove, was his throne.
Freddy migrated from Grenada to the U.S. at a young age in order to make a better life for himself and his family. He worked hard and helped raise five wonderful children and stepchildren, doing it all with love, pride, dignity - and a little touch of true West Indian discipline. He worked in construction during his earlier years in the states followed by employment in a quilt-making factory then his latest job as porter at Franklin Plaza.
For those who had the distinct pleasure of knowing him as a friend, they will remember Freddy not only as a man of few words, but one with a kind and compassionate spirit and a heart of gold. Even until his dying day, he remained a selfless being who knew no other disposition. Through many storms, Freddy was a steadfast pillar in the wind as brother, uncle, father, partner, and friend to many. His kindness to all people, and his selfless ways were just the outward reflection of his beautiful, radiant heart and soul.
Freddy’s life will forever be celebrated, cherished and remembered. He was preceded in death by his father O’Neil, mother Evelyn, and brothers Herbert, Rupert and Augustus. Besides the mother of his children, Delores and live-in companion, Lynette, his spirit lives on in his sons Jason, Cunard, and Corey; daughters, Tyneke and Latasha; eight grandchildren: Corneil, Arnold, Jasmine, Indigo, Chayse, Avery, Jamir, Cameron and step children: Horace, Wanda, Dorothy, Richard, Erik, Jade’t, and Janet; sisters: Lucy, Monica, Marie, Hillany and Hymie; brothers, McNish, Fields and George. He also leaves behind the heavy hearts of many nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and friends.