Pat Fedele

4-22-18

Shame on me!  I am two days late wishing a great guy Happy Birthday.  Pat Fedele was born on April 20, 1924.  Pat is one of the six original crewmembers of the Boston that I had the good fortune to meet and interview for the Baked Beans books.  Pat and I have kept in touch since then, and I consider myself very lucky to know him.

Pat is a tenor, and he shared his smooth-as-silk voice with his shipmates.  I asked him about Happy Hours and “The Three B’s” :  Frank Carroll and Andy DiMarzo and me. I put the group together.  One day we were just singing around together down below.  So at one point I said ‘do you know this song by Glen Miller or this song?’  I’d break out a song and they would harmonize.  We sounded really good, just like the Modernaires.  From then on we were the Three B’s.  When I wasn’t doing a solo, they were with me as a trio.  We were so good they sent us from ship to ship sometimes.

From the Boston Cruisebook:

Keep smiling Pat.  Keep singing.  Happy Birthday.

 

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