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Romeo P. Frechette

Posted By Wendy On May 23, 2013 @ 1:57 pm In Obituaries | 1 Comment


1947 – 2013 

Thompson – Romeo P. Frechette, 66, of Quaddick Town Farm Rd., died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Rhode Island Hospital.  Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Harry and Loretta (Joly) Frechette.

Mr. Frechette worked as a roofer and a self-employed carpenter.  He enjoyed woodworking and furniture making.

Romeo is survived by his son, Damon Frechette of Putnam; his daughter, Loretta Beal of Putnam; his sister Rita Guay and her husband Donald of Chicopee, MA; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nieces.  He was predeceased by his sister Mary Rose Elias.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial for Romeo at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at St. Joseph Church  18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com


Condolences for the family of “Romeo P. Frechette”

Condolence from Karen Mancinone on June 8th, 2013 10:58 pm

Dear Damon, Loretta and family,

Our family’s deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with you both and your family. We will miss your Dad very much. He always had a friendly smile, a cheerful hello, a helpful hand, he was quiet, but a very good listener and gave his opinion when asked! He was also a very dear friend and my Mom especially enjoyed his company and conversations, with a cup of coffee and her homemade blueberry muffins, on her back deck.

I was so saddened to get the news this morning. My brother, Skip, always mowed your Dad’s lawn when he mowed my parent’s lawn, after which he would stop by for a chat! He was concerned when you Dad didn’t answer the door again this weekend. He called me, and I immediately knew something must be terribly wrong and of course it was the worst possible outcome. Please know that my Mom and all of us would have attended his Memorial had we known.

My parents, Clara & Bunny Munroe, met your father when he moved next door to them on Quaddick Town Farm Road in Thompson. My parents enjoyed many a night playing cards with your Dad and his visits always brightened their day. However, it was in the months after my Dad passed away (10/23/12) that I personally got to know what a wonderful man Romeo was. It was a very difficult time for my 83-year-old mother and without your Dad we never could have survived those trying months. He was a constant source of comfort, support, dependability, and security for us – without him – Mom would never have been able to stay in her home. He knew all our automobiles and kept watchful eye on who came up my mother’s driveway. I can hear him now (he constantly told me) “you really don’t have to rush back, I’m always home, you won’t have to worry about your Mom, I’m here, I’ll watch out for her” – and he always did. He was a humble man, so kind and caring – I can only hope that he knew how he enriched our lives and how much we all cared and appreciated him.

We have many fond memories. May warm memories lighten your sorrow and give you some comfort during this difficult time

Sincerely, Karen, Kathy, Carleen, Skip, Sue, Ellie and most affectionately Clara Munroe

Rest in Peace, Romeo, you were a cherished friend and neighbor.

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