The Fortin Group



March 7, 1931July 18, 2021

.DAVID R. FRECHETTE 1931-2021 LEWISTON – David R. Frechette, 90, went home to be with his Lord and family members he has missed so much, especially his Mother, Germaine. He passed peacefully in his home, as he so desired to do, on Sunday, July 18th. He was born in Lewiston, ME on March 7, 1931 to the late Arthur and Germaine Frechette. He graduated in 1949 from St. Dom’s and attended Assumption College. He then joined the US Navy. Upon his return, he worked for the US Postal Service in Washington, DC and later for Hall & Knight in Lewiston until his Retirement. He lived with and helped care for his Mom until she passed at home at the age of 90. He often expressed that he wanted to live to be 90 like her and then immediately join her again. Thankfully, his wish was granted. He is predeceased by his siblings Jeanne D’Arc Caron, Therese Landry, Aldea Breton, Bert Frechette, Andre Frechette, Germain “Chuck” Frechette. “Uncle Dave” as he was affectionately referred to not only by his family, but by many friends of his family members, loved to travel with his Mother and siblings. He enjoyed trips to Old Orchard Beach, Canada, The Islands, England, Germany and Paris. Later in life you would find him enjoying his screened in porch, going to lunch with his special friend Rose and laughing with his good friend Gerry and nephew Marc. He enjoyed visits from his family and following the adventures of his nieces’ and nephews’ families. If the TV was on, he’d likely be following the Bruins, enjoying the music of Lawrence Welk or attending Mass on Sunday mornings. Dave was a devout Catholic and a member of the Saints Peter and Paul Parish. Marc wants to extend a very special and heartfelt appreciation to Jennifer and Staff of Elite Homecare in Buckfield, Maine. Each person had a genuine and dedicated concern for Uncle Dave’s well-being and treated him as if he was one of their own. He also sends a thank you to the CMMC nursing staff and the Androscoggin Hospice team who managed his care to keep him comfortable.

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Visitation will be held Thursday July 22nd at The Fortin Group Lewiston starting at 3pm to 6pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Ss. Peter and Paul Basilica upper church on Friday July 23rd at 11am with a committal following at St. Peter's cemetery in the small chapel.


  • Memorial Visitation

    Thursday, July 22, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial The Basilca of Ss. Peter & Paul

    Friday, July 23, 2021



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Patricia Malcuit

July 22, 2021

Yes, many memories of Uncle Dave! The one that I will always cherish is the visit to AZ he made when I was living there. He and my dad were the one and only ones to come out and visit. I never laughed so much as I did during that week. I had promised I would have something for them to do every day. The one that comes to mind was our trip to Las Vegas we had to drive over the Hoover Dam, due to construction we were stuck for close to 5 hours. Uncle Dave coined the phrase "Dam Hoover Dam". l will forever remember the visit I made when I would go to Lewiston, he would light up when he would answer the door. He knew how to give good "Hugs"... Please give "Memere" a big hug from me...Rest easy Uncle Dave and we will meet again.

Ann Turgeon

July 21, 2021

So many memories of Uncle Dave. He picked me up at home everyday and drove me to St. Peter's School on his way to work. Always left him with a kiss on the cheek and a thank you. He loved his French music and polkas as my mom did. Trips to Canada to visit my dad's side of the family. He always went home for lunch to check on Memere. He loved his mom, my memere, with an abundance of love. He loved his Christmas parties at home where the families gathered to celebrate. He loved his hockey! Watching it with my dad was always exciting as my dad was a Canadian fan, and he a Bruins fan!
Now, he is at home with his mom, and siblings and in laws. Rest well, Uncle Dave.
Ann Breton Turgeon