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Edward Frechette 1924 - 2009 BENNINGTON Edward H. Frechette, 84, a longtime resident of Burgess Road, died Monday morning, June 22, 2009, at the Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center, following a brief illness. He was born in Lynn, Mass., on Sept. 7, 1924, the son of Anson and Irene Companion Frechette. For many years, Edward was a well-known contractor in the area. He had built several homes on Twitchell Hill in Shaftsbury, and East Road in Bennington, the New Englander Motel and Restaurant on Northside Drive in 1960, and the showroom for Bellemare Furniture. In 1967, Edward turned his construction ability into building truck campers, which evolved into Catamount Caps truck covers, which he ran until he retired. In his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, and clock making. He leaves his wife, the former Nancy DeForge, whom he married June 13, 1948, in Essex Junction. Besides his wife, Edward is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Virginia Frechette of Goffstown, N.H., Thomas and Patricia Frechette of Williston, and James and Anita Frechette of Bennington,; eight grandchildren, Robert Frechette, Martha Frechette, James Frechette, Melissa Frechette, Nancy Mock, Heather Crowley, Elizabeth Mauntler and Kyle Frechette, and four great-grandchildren, Logan, Haley, Henry and Macy, and one niece. He was predeceased by two sisters, Irene Shiber and Cecile Poythress. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the MAHAR and SON FUNERAL HOME with the Rev. Louis Guariniello officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in the Village Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today, Tuesday, from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home Resident's Activities Fund or the Renal Dialysis Unit at Southwestern Medical Center through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington VT 05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at www. maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Bennington Banner on June 23, 2009
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