Freda J. Edgerton

June 1, 1928December 28, 2019

Freda J. Edgerton, age 91, of Monroe, Connecticut, passed away on December 28, 2019.

She was born June 1, 1928 in New London, Connecticut, to the late Fred and Florence (McClure) White. Freda was a 1946 graduate of Central High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She married her husband, Charles Edgerton, in September of 1949. Together, they raised their two children, Carol and Reid.

In addition to her time as a mother and wife, she enjoyed volunteering at the Edith Wheeler Library in Monroe and the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport. She was also an avid tennis player and golfer.

Freda leaves behind her husband, Charles Edgerton, her daughter Carol (Geoffrey) Briand and son Reid (Kelly) Edgerton, as well as her beloved grandchildren, Matthew (Amy) Briand and Peter (Christina) Briand, and Sara, Emily and Chloe Edgerton and great-grandchildren, Derrick, Haley, Ethan and William Briand. She was predeceased by her son, Mark Edgerton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Freda’s name to the Webb Mountain Discovery Zone at or by mail to 52 Webb Circle, Monroe, CT 06468.

Funeral services will be private.


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Mary Edgerton

January 7, 2020

Dear Charlie, Carol, Geoff, Matt, Pete, and your families,

The girls and I am so sorry for your loss. We fondly remember Grandma Freda, her spirited nature, her beauty and intelligence, her kindness and generosity; she was truly a unique person. The girls have talked often about the time spent and the many activities they enjoyed with her when they were younger. Sara remembers her teaching her how to play golf! Although we have not seen her in quite some time, as Reid has chosen not to be involved in their lives, she will be sincerely missed by us. We would have loved to have joined you for her Celebration of Life, but Reid tells us there is no room. I hope the love that you all shared with each other will sustain you during this trying time. Please take care.


Mary, Sara and Emily Edgerton

Darlene Donaher

January 5, 2020

Carol, Geoff and family,. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.🙏. Although I never met your Mom, I'm sure she was quite a dynamic and caring person, knowing you as this type of person. May she rest in peace and may her memories of her stay in your heart forever. Thinking of all of you, Darlene and Tim Donaher❤️

Martin Sippin

January 4, 2020

It was truly a pleasure knowing your Mom & your family plus spent many times with all of you in my youth when I was in Connecticut at family picnics My sincere sympathy goes out to your Dad ( Charlie )and the rest of the Family.