June 20th, 2018



August 16, 1929 – March 8, 2014

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Obituaries » EMILE Y. SR. FREDETTE

FREDETTE, EMILE Y. SR., 84, of Brookfield, died March 8, at Gifford Medical Center. He was born Aug. 16, 1929, in New Bedford, Mass., the son of Ernest and Aurelie Fredette. He was raised in New Bedford and had lived in Acushnet, Mass., until moving to Randolph Center in 1979 and Brookfield in 1995. He was married to Claire Despres in New Bedford on Nov. 27, 1952.  He had worked at Hathaway-Braley-Wharf Foundry in Fairhaven, Mass., from 1952 to 1979. He then worked at Vermont Castings for 10 years, and finally in maintenance at Vermont Technical College. He was a 4th Degree in the Knights of Columbus and served on the honor guard, and was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church. He enjoyed traveling, camping, woodworking, hunting, and helping with church bingo. Survivors include his daughters, Cecile Scheninski of Tualatin, Ore., Jeanne Parlapiano and Bernice Gaudreau, both of Fairhaven, Mass., Paulette Hartigan and Bernadette Williams, both of Randolph; sons, Pierre Fredette of Fairhaven, Mass., Emile Fredette Jr. of Randolph, Philip Fredette of Bremerton, Wash., and Ernie Fredette of Knoxville, Tenn.; brother, Norbert Fredette of North Carolina; sisters, Lucille Fredette of New Bedford, Mass., and Theresa Metthe of Fairhaven, Mass.; 19 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife in 2003; daughter, Claudette; brothers, Armand, Leo and Hervey Fredette; and sisters, Pauline Deschenes and Rita Letourneau.

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