Cynthia Lee Fredericks (Alden) was freed from her earthly pain and passed peacefully to be with the Lord and her late husband, Brian Fredericks, on Saturday, October 30, 2021 in Fort Myers, FL at the age of 58 due to severe pneumonia, and complications from diabetes. She was born to Walter Charles Alden and Esther Hulse Alden in Patchogue, NY on Wednesday, August 28, 1963, and was later adopted by Jo-Anne Mooney Alden, as her birth mother had passed. The family moved to Florida in 1971, and she graduated Cape Coral High School June of 1981, after which she studied at Edison Community College (now Florida Southwestern State College). On October 14, 1989 Cindy married the love of her life, Brian, at Koreshan State Park in an outdoor ceremony, and remained by his side through his death September 17, 2014 (25 years). Cindy was an incredibly kindhearted & thoughtful daughter, wife, sister, aunt, and friend. She is survived by sisters Linda Nagorski & Karin (Ronald) Swanson, brother Jason (Karla) Alden, nieces Pamela (Timothy) Holz & Amber Alden, and nephews Chris & Rob Nagorski. She was preceded in death by her biological mother (1963), adopted mother (1999), father (2004), and husband (2014).
Cindy, a self-proclaimed yogini, was very spiritual and enjoyed poetry, haiku specifically, Indian culture, for example dreamcatchers and their meanings, art, music, trips visiting old-time churches, studying different religions, and she loved to read. She was also a very creative writer. One of many examples, she would write cards to her relatives describing in great visual detail meals she and Brian had had, to the point you could practically taste it. In 1974 as a youngster she won 3rd place in the Fort Myers News Press Short Story Contest. She use to sign her cards and letters with “Oodles of love” & “I pray for you often”. Her positivity was greater than most.
Cindy served as a candy striper at Cape Coral Hospital in the early 80s, as she enjoyed helping people. She was also a big fan of the Tour De France, and loved her cats, female German Shephard companion dog, and all animals in general.
Her sister Linda recalls: Cindy was very pretty in her youth, with thick, golden curls, big blue eyes, and a nice nose. She had a slender build. Cindy looked very much like our biological mother and her younger sister. Grandpa Alden always had Chiclets and a hug for us when he lived in East Moriches. He used to watch for both of us when we were coming home from elementary school. It was less than 500 feet from where we lived but we were on a sidewalk for a very short distance on a main road with many strangers. Cindy and I both had very happy memories of him that truly carried us through more difficult times.
Her niece Amber recalls: Cindy was such a good aunt to me, she always treated me like her own child. Always showing her love by asking about how I am doing, and sending small unique heartfelt gifts. For example, on one occasion Cindy surprised me with a package of astronaut ice cream. I'm going to miss her so much, and I'm thankful that my mother & father were there in her final hours. It hurts me that I couldn't be there; she was always there for me - even during those final hours, though she couldn’t speak, she had me on her mind and called out my name. Good things happen to good people, and Aunt Cindy was one of them. Now she's in heaven with Brian, Grandpa, & Grandma. Thank you Cindy for being so sweet to me all the time, and I'll miss you forever. I'm so thankful having had her as an aunt, and I wish I did more for her like she did for me. Even though she had her own challenges, she always made sure that I knew I was loved as her niece. I really am going to miss all the letters, and I loved opening them. I wish heaven had a phone though; maybe I couldn't say goodbye to you because one day I will say hello again.
Cindy was truly a remarkable and extraordinarily kind & gentle soul, and we all miss her greatly. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southwest Indian Foundation located in Gallup New Mexico, and also Roots & Shoots (Jane Goodall). Cremation arrangements by Harvey-Engelhardt. Please click “Share A Memory” at https://www.harvey-engelhardt.com/tributes/Cynthia-Fredericks and please leave your contact information for the family if you’d like.
“Blonde himi kitty
sleeps quietly on my lap
scent of White Diamonds
and tuna.” CLF April 14, 2011
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