MANCHESTER - Therese "Terry" Fradette, 84, of Manchester, died peacefully on Dec. 18, 2012, in the loving arms of her husband of 64 years, Ed Fradette. She was surrounded by her five children.
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Therese, also known as "Chiefy," was born on Nov. 21, 1928, in Providence, R.I., the daughter of Wilfred and Maria Robenhymer. She was a resident of Manchester since 1948.
Terry retired in 1984 as the director of elderly services for Manchester Housing Authority, and also held a realtor license.
She was a communicant of the Parish of the Transfiguration.
Family was central to her life. She cherished time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Terry was active in her community and organized multiple political campaigns and social events.
She leaves her husband of 64 years, Edmond Fradette of Manchester; her children, Patricia Branscombe of Manchester, Denise Carter of Bedford, Richard Fradette of Manchester, Judith Abbe of Boscawen and Susan Mitchell of North Hampton; a sister, Elaine LaTorre of Smithfield, R.I.; a brother, Robert Robenhymer of San Diego, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother, Roland Robenhymer.
SERVICES: Calling hours at the Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Parish of the Transfiguration, 107 Alsace St., Manchester, on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.
As a breast cancer survivor, she volunteered for Reach to Recovery Program. Memorial donations may be made to: The Mary & John Elliot Foundation, c/o The Breast Center, 1 Elliot Way, Manchester 03103.
To send a message of condolence or for more information visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on Dec. 19, 2012