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Robert A. Frechette Sr.

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Robert A. Frechette, Sr., of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on June 3, 2005 after a courageous 6 month battle with heart and respiratory failure. Mr. Frechette was born in Faribault, Minnesota on February 7, 1925 and served his country as a second lieutenant in the Air Force during WWII. Upon his return from the war, he graduated from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1948, he married Lois Ann Geiger and together they raised eight children. Mr. Frechette retired from American Hardware Mutual Insurance Company in Atlanta, GA in 1986. He and his wife began their retirement in Helen, GA before moving to Dahlonega in 2000. Mr. Frechette's love for his family and his church prompted his involvement as a leader and volunteer in his community. He served as president of the Board of Education of Our Lady of Assumption in Atlanta, taught religious education and coached little league for 21 years. His favorite pastime was gardening. Mr. Frechette was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Vivian Frechette and sister, Maxine Frechette. He is survived by his wife, Lois Frechette, sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Gayle Frechette, Bob and Sandra Frechette, Mark and Charlene Frechette, Andy and Melanie Frechette, Paul and Adela Frechette, daughters and son-in-law, Mary Frechette, Elisabeth Frechette, Ann and Scott Head, sister, Corrine Bachrach, eleven beloved grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Robert Frechette was a much loved husband and father and a blessing to all who knew him. His funeral mass will be Friday, June 10, 2005 at 11 AM at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 129 Hawkins St. in Dahlonega. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The St. Luke's Catholic Church Building Fund. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, GA is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 5, 2005
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