Douglass Funeral Home - Lexington
51 Worthen Road
Lexington, MA
FRADETTE, John Louis Of Lexington, April 13, from complications due to Covid-19. Beloved husband of 59 years to Carol Fradette (nee Young). Devoted father of Caroline (John) Giles, Michelle Fradette, Nicole (Stephen) Fradette, John Paul Fradette, and Danielle Fradette. Dear brother of Theresa Tremblay and the late Gerard, Henri, Lucian, and Paul Fradette. Loving son of the late Albini and Marie Rose Fradette. Adoring grandfather of Sam, Olivia, Celia, and William. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. John retired as a Captain from the Lexington Fire Department following nearly four decades of service and was a proud veteran of the US Air Force, having served during the Korean War. John loved spending time with his family and was known as Fireman John by friends of Bill W. In short: friendly guy, big heart, adored his family. Due to Covid-19 concerns, a private Graveside Service will be held at Westview Cemetery on Wednesday, April 22. A celebration honoring John's life will be held at a later date. In appreciation of the efforts of all first responders, contributions in his memory can be made to the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund, c/o Foundation for Business Equity, 265 Franklin Street, BOX 304, Boston, MA 02110 Douglass Funeral Home, LEXINGTON, 781-862-1800

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My deepest sympathy to John's family and friends. The 'man staring back from the glass' was a mighty fine man, John. I will remember you always and the impact you had on my life.
Linda Fahey
May 12, 2020
We are all very sorry to hear of Johns passing he was a great guy he will be missed by all
Robert Myers
May 5, 2020
To the Fradette Family: We are so sorry for the loss of John. I know you both shared many fond memories with my parents though the years. God bless you, and our deepest condolences. Thinking of you.
Juli (Lucas) Lee
Julianne Lee
April 29, 2020
I will miss his originality and positive attitude at meetings as he goes "on my merry way" . Deepest condolences to all his family.
John Strauss
April 22, 2020
He touched so many friends of Bill W. His memory lives on with us.
Barbara Lawrence
April 21, 2020
I am so sad to hear of "John the Fireman" passing...his presence, service, unending smile and his reminder to "look in the mirror" will always be remembered by so many that are grateful to have known, appreciated and learned from him. My thoughts and prayers are extended to his family....thank you for sharing him with so many.
Sandy Jones
April 21, 2020
Uncle John was such a fun guy! I have the best memories with him from when I was younger at Hampton Beach! Sending love Aunt Carol and the family.
Samantha Hayes
April 21, 2020
I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of "John the Fireman". His beautiful smile, presence and laugh were a familiar part of the Lexington Sunday Night meeting for so many. My prayers and love to his family. Kimberly
Kimberly Nyce
April 20, 2020
We were saddened to hear of John's passing. We were classmates of his in the Lexington High School Class of 1951. John was our class President and was well liked by all. He always had a big smile for everyone. At our 50th class reunion, John sang (at everyone's request) sang Alouette, in French of course. Our condolences to his extended family.
Jean & Bill Barrett
April 20, 2020
We were classmates in Lexington High, Class of 1951. John was our class President, vey well liked, always a big smile. We remember at our 50th class reunion, John (at everyone's request), stood up and sang Alouette, in French of course. Our condolences to his extended family.
Jean & Bill Barrett
April 20, 2020
My heart goes out to Mrs. Fradette and all the kids! Many fond memories of your busy, bustling house (so much fun!) on Curve Street, and your dad tending his huge, beautiful garden and grape trellis. Your parents created a wonderful home, and were truly so kind and generous and nice to be around.
Michelle Brosnahan
April 20, 2020
Terri and I wish his family peace - so many loved John. Joe and Terri Dini
Joe Dini
April 20, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about the families loss.may the families keep the wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared together with the dear loved one lost in death.keep those precious memories close to the families hearts ♥.As the families cherished a wonderful life that was well lived and loved by families and deepest sympathy and condolences to the families during this difficult time of grief and pain.
April 20, 2020
Loved "Uncle John" and his big smile, larger than life hugs and his wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed. Sending love and prayers from The Lehan Family. xoxo
Patricia Lehan
April 19, 2020
So sad to hear of John's passing. The picture here is how I remember him--handsome, always a big smile and hello for us. Always so very proud of his family. My condolences to all of you. Love, Catherine Lehan
Catherine Lehan
April 19, 2020
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