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ROBERT J. FRECHETTE - GEORGIA, Vt. - Robert J. Frechette, 94 years old, a long time resident of Georgia, Vt., passed away peacefully on July 24, 2013 in Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington. Bob was born May 21, 1919, in West Berkshire, to parents Harry and Anne Frechette. He married Mary Simone (Smith) Frechette on Oct. 15, 1945. Bob was employed by H. K. Webster, Blue Seal Feeds in Richford, in the maintenance department, retiring in 1981. He was a signal corps sergeant during World War II and a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He was a gentle person and loved to have a good conversation with anyone he met. During his retirement, he enjoyed his home, gardening, mowing his lawn, fishing, playing his guitar, listening to music and playing cards. He was a jack-of-all-trades, fixing anything that needed repair. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Simone; his daughter, Ann and son-in-law, James Benoit; and his son, James Frechette; granddaughters, Margot (Brian) Rodger, Alison (John) Wilson, and Melissa Giles; and by his great-grandsons, Liam and Finn Rodger. He is also survived by his sisters and brothers-in-laws, Theresa (Wellington) Towle, Sister Cecile Smith, RHSJ, Annette (Francois) Montagne, Maria (Donald) Ploof, Shirley Smith, Clara (Rene) Demers, Kathy Smith, and Carmen Mayhew; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, John; his brother, Harold; sisters, Evelyn Miner, Frances Tanner, Beatrice Perry and Goldie Bean; brothers and sisters-in-law, Armand, Gerard, Raymond and Lawrence Smith, Rose and Lynwood West and Jane Mayhew; and mother and father-in-law, Ferdinand and Mary Louise Smith. We would like to give special thanks to Dick and Barb Pelkey, Phil and Brenda Scripture, David and Pam Millette and Donna Seymour for their support and for being such caring neighbors; also to Dr. Audrey VonLapel and Dr. Gogo and the staff at Starr Farm Nursing Center for their excellent care. Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2013, in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. in St. Ann's Catholic Church in Milton. Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 11 a.m. in All Saint's Cemetery in Richford. Online condolences may be made to For those who wish, contributions in Robert's memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478; or St. Ann's Parish, 41 Main St., P.O. Box 1, Milton, VT 05468-0001.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on July 26, 2013
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