Robert Frechette, Sr.

Obituary of Robert G. Frechette, Sr.

Robert (Bob) G. Frechette, Sr.  of Ocala, Florida, passed away on May16, 2021 after a four and one half month battle with cancer. He died at home surrounded by his family.


Bob was born to Theresa (Roy) and George Frechette in Biddeford, Maine. After graduating from Robert E. Fitch Senior High School, in 1965, he went on to serve in the United States Air Force for six years.  After his military service, he started working at Pfizer in Groton, Connecticut for the next thirty plus years.


In 1987, he met Janet Metivier and they wed in 1988, blending their four children Robert Frechette, Sr., Juanita Cavallaro, James Foresman and Jennifer Witherspoon.


After retiring, Bob and Janet moved to Ocala, Florida where he enjoyed their eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, golfing, fishing, square dancing, camping, hiking, traveling and cruising.


His mother; father; and brother Arthur Frechette; preceded Bob in death. His sister Lucille Davis, survives him.


A Celebration of Life will be held on May 24, 2021 at 11:00 am at Countryside Presbyterian Church at 7768 SR-200 E. Ocala, Florida 34476.  Inurnment at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida will be held at a later date when the United States Air Force will render honors for Bob's loyal service to our country. 


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kindred Hospice of Ocala. Donation link is on their web page.  Arrangements entrusted with HIERS-BAXLEY Funeral Services-TimberRidge, 352-873-4114.  Sentiments may be left online at

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Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, May 24, 2021
Countryside Presbyterian Church
7768 Southwest State Road 200
Ocala, Florida, United States


Florida National Cemetery
6502 SW 102nd Ave
Bushnell, Florida, United States
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