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Richard B. Fredette

Published: 01/30/2014

Richard B. Fredette, age 88, of Newport, died Saturday morning, January 25, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Fredette, parents Charles and Adele Fredette, and siblings Isabelle LeBlanc, Henry Fredette, Lucille Fredette, Yvonne Soder, and Charles Fredette.

He is survived by his son Brian and wife Lisa Fredette, his daughter Michelle Fredette Seay and husband Chris, and grandson Jake Seay.

He was a decorated World War II veteran, being a two-time Bronze Star recipient. He loved to fly the American flag with pride.

A skilled wood craftsman, he loved to tinker and create wood clocks, trains, and toys.
We will never forget “Daddy math,” birthday dinners, and “I love you back.” He will be sorely missed and was truly a gentleman and one of the “Greatest Generation.”

Services will be held at First United Methodist Church in Newport, 212 Washington Ave., Newport, on Friday, January 31, 2014. The receiving of friends will be Friday at the church from 4:00-5:00 p.m. with the service following at 5:00 p.m.

Friends may sign online at

Brown Funeral Home is honored to serve the Fredette family.

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