Ray Fredette was my very first boss in his Design Integration department at WPAFB in the middle 1960's. He was very understanding of the limitations of a U.C. college student in a co-op job. I remember him as very smart and enthusiastic in everything he did — the finest of men — and always enjoyed talking with him about the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. To the Fredette family: my sincere sympathy. R.I.P.
I just found out about the death of Mr. Ray Fredette. I am deeply saddened about this and would have liked to attend the funeral to show my respect. Coach Fredette surely lived his great life inspiring many positives into peoples lives. He was a big part of the character building in my life. I am sure he is currently up in heaven comparing track times with my father who died many years ago. To all the Fredettes- you were surely blessed to have such a wonderful man in your life for all those years! He will be missed! Somehow I have a feeling that when I finally reach the gates of heaven- he will be there waiting with his stopwatch in hand and a whistle-ready for ROUND 2! Love all of you!
Ray was smart, a gentleman and always a class act. He will be missed by all who knew him.
The Fredette family is in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Fredette is in a wonderful place and is already coaching up there. He was a wonderful man, you all were very lucky to have him. Rose Rizner (Anderson)
As my brother Karl has said there are many fond memories of our "Uncle Ray". His smile, laugh and voice are forever engraved in my mind. Will miss going to the races with him. I have so many wonderful memories. As I have read through these messages and see all he has influcenced as a coach of track and football, I am saddened as he never had the opportunity to watch my son run the ball or watch him at track but now I know "uncle Ray" will be watching over & coaching him as he heals and begins to compete again! Prayers & blessings to the entire Fredette family!