On October 9, 2021, our precious brother, Anthony Vincent "Vince" Fresina was released from all his earthly woes and his spirit is now free, whole and rejoicing in Our Lord's grace and heavenly reward. Vince was born in New Orleans, LA on April 14, 1949 to Anthony Charles Fresina and Gloria Carstens Fresina. He is survived by his siblings, Michael C. Fresina (Alice), Jeannie Langlois (Larry), Annette Spicer (Greg), nieces, Marie Frier (Scottie), Claire Braud (Alex), Katherine Fresina, Frances Lero (Hunter) and Elaine Peck (Brennan), grandnieces, Margot Frier, Maddyn Peck and Baby Boy Lero. A private graveside burial will be held at Greenoaks Memorial Cemetery at a later date. At the tender age of eleven, Vince was diagnosed with a life threatening kidney illness. During this time, most of which was spent bedridden or hospitalized, he taught himself how to play the guitar by ear only. He also passed the time by making the most beautiful rosaries for all of his family members and several nuns at Sacred Heart of Jesus Elementary School. Miraculously, after two and half years he survived his illness and went on to graduate from Catholic High School in 1967. During his high school years, he played lead guitar in several local rock bands and was considered to be one of the best lead guitarists in Baton Rouge. Vince attended LSU and graduated with a 4.0 average in chemical engineering. He then began his engineering career and worked at Ormet, Stauffer Chemical and BASF in Mobile, Alabama. Just about the time that Vince's adult life was truly beginning, he was most cruelly afflicted with schizoaffective disorder. Having survived many, many long and difficult years with this devastating illness and with the continued love and support of his family, his kind and gentle spirit always remained within his soul. Our sweet brother is now free to be who he was truly born to be. May your beautiful mathematical, musical mind and your most tenderhearted soul finally be at peace and may you be playing "Wildwood Flower" for Mama and Daddy and all the angels in Heaven! "Mr. Vince", you will remain in our hearts forever.
Published by The Advocate from Nov. 17 to Nov. 21, 2021.