John Frechette

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John David Frechette Naples, FL Mashpee, MA

John David Frechette, of Naples, FL and Mashpee, MA, passed away peaceful ly on July 29, 2014 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. John was born December 19, 1942 in Waltham, MA to Albert and Catherine Frechette.

John leaves his wife, Patricia (Coleman) Frechette; and his three children, Josh Frechette (Trixie Sabundayo) of San Rafael, CA, Sean Frechette (Innbo Shim) of Brooklyn, NY, Julé Frechette (Bruno Marini) of Boston, MA; and grandsons, Kyuin and Teaghan Frechette. He is also survived by his brother, Terrance Frechette (Carole) of Weston, MA; his aunt, Elizabeth Dion of Waltham, MA; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

John was a man of tremendous heart and loyalty. His passions included a feverish love for his family, friends, and the institutions he credited with shaping him along the wayincluding Waltham High School (MA), Hebron Academy (ME), and his alma mater Boston College- where he was an honorable mention All-American football player. Following his graduation in 1965, John played football for the Boston Patriots and Green Bay Packers.

Later, John moved into the field of Labor Relations, settling down in Toledo, OH to work for glass company Owens-Illinois, retiring after 25 years as Vice President & Director of Human Resources in November 2000. He also served on many boards in Toledo, including the Northwest Ohio chapter of the National Football Foundation, the Medical College of Ohio, and the Toledo Cultural Arts Center. He is a member of the Hall of Fame at both Waltham High and Hebron Academy.

John spent the last 11 years of his life enjoying time with friends and family, and working on his erratic golf game at Audubon Country Club in Naples. He will be remembered for his larger-than-life personality and his heartfelt commitment to family and friends. In his final act of generosity, he will be participating in the study at the Center for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center at Boston University.

Funeral Mass will be Saturday, August 23rd at 10:30 a.m. at St. Julia's in Weston, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Support Network, 660 Tamiani Trail, #21, Naples FL 34102, The Boston College Flynn Fund, 1045 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, or Hebron Academy, 33 Paris Road, Hebron, ME 04238.

Arrangements by Legacy Options, 239-659-2009, www.legacyoptions.com.



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Published in Naples Daily News on Aug. 17, 2014
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