Edward "Fred" Fredette

Published: 1/16/2019 10:25:18 AM
Modified: 1/16/2019 10:25:23 AM

Edward Timothy (Fred) Fredette passed away with family at his side on January 10, 2019 in Bradenton, Florida.

Known as "Eddie" until nicknamed "Fred" while in the United States Air Force, he grew up in Athol, Massachusetts, the son of the late Edmond and Lauza Fredette. After graduating from Athol High School in 1959, he served four years in the United States Air Force as a Radar Maintenance Instructor. After living in Singapore for ten years as a contractor with oil companies, he worked for FMC Technologies for twenty as a Senior Field Service Engineer installing pipeline metering systems throughout the world. Having made friends everywhere, he will be much missed by many people in many places.

Fred retired in Corpus Christi, Texas and was very active in the American Legion. A lifelong New York Football Giants and Boston Red Sox fan, he loved to drive his New York Giants blue Corvette. Fred would complete the 1,250 miles to family in Phoenix, Arizona, or Tampa, Florida, in under 18 hours and thought nothing of getting to Fenway or relatives in New Brunswick, Canada in just a few days. Destination driven, it was tough riding with him and be a sight seeker.

Fred is survived by: his brother and sister-in-law John and Gerri Fredette in Sarasota, Florida; by his nephew and his wife, Troy and Rini Fredette in Tampa; his niece and her husband, Danielle Fredette Frie and Paul Frie in Surprise, Arizona; and a grandnephew Tiernan and grandniece Vailynne.

To honor his request and recognize his wide circle of friends, Celebrations of Life are being held in Tampa and Corpus Christi.

In lieu of flowers, please consider mailing donations in Fred's name to either American Legion Post 364, where Fred spent many days, or to the Moffitt Cancer Center where he was a patient.

The American Legion Post 364

On Behalf of Fred Fredette

5323 Kostoryz Rd

Corpus Christi, TX 78415

Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation

MBC-Found

12902 Magnolia Dr.

Tampa, FL 33612

Indicate that your gift is for Bladder Cancer Research In Memory of Fred Fredette.


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