Natalie Jean (Gates) Frettoloso

Natalie Jean (Gates) Frettoloso January 16, 1967 - November 20, 2012 Parkland, FL - Natalie Jean (Gates) Frettoloso, 45, of Parkland, FL passed away at home on November 20, 2012. She was born in Putnam on January 16, 1967, daughter of the late Gary Gates and Marie (LeFrancois) LeSage and step-father Albert LeSage of Mystic. She attended St Mary's School in Putnam, Putnam Middle School, Brooklyn Junior High School, and Killingly High School. In addition to her mother Marie and step-father Albert, Natalie leaves behind the two loves of her life, her sons Dante Frettoloso and Vincent Frettoloso of Parkland FL and their father Richard. She also leaves her brother Craig Gates, her brother Brian Gates and his wife Ulrika, sister Angela Hutchins and husband Thayne, her step-sister Karen LeSage, step-brother John LeSage, her grandmother, Helen Gates, nieces Gina Gates, Emma Zelken, and Madeleine Hutchins, nephews Denton Gates, Eric Gates, Tomas Gates, Thayne Hutchins, Elijah Stone, Daniel LeSage and Justin LeSage, and many, many loving cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Natalie was predeceased by her father, Gary Gates and her step-brother, Timothy LeSage. She also leaves her cat 'Little Lady'. They shared a devoted bond to one another. Natalie's loved working in food service during her younger days. Later she and her husband owned and operated the Fraioli Deli in New York. After the birth of their two children they returned to Connecticut and at that time she and her mother, Marie, ran and operated The Stuffed Pepper Catering followed by The Thunderbird Café in Columbia. Natalie was a vibrant, incredibly creative, beautiful person with a warm, generous heart and notorious wit. She will be forever missed by those who knew and loved her. Friends and family are invited to gather in remembrance at a Celebration of Life for Natalie on Sunday, December 30th at 1:00 PM in the Dexter Showroom of Dexter Landscaping & Masonry, 551 Westcott Rd, Danielson, CT 06239. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be sent to TEEG, PO Box 664, North Grosvenordale, CT 06255. Donations will support TEEG'S Youth Prevention Programs; more information about TEEG is available at

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Dec. 26, 2012