Michael Frechette Obituary, Death – Michael S. Frechette, a 53-year-old inhabitant of Wallingford, tragically decided to end his life on this world on Sunday, February 12, 2023. He was the beloved spouse and best friend of Jennifer (Flood) Frechette.
Robert Joseph Frechette and Barbara (McKinnon) Stack’s son Michael was born on January 13, 1970, in El Paso, Texas. He served in the American Army’s 2nd Infantry Division from 1989 and 1991 as a Sapper in a Combat Engineer BN stationed in Korea. Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Management from Clarkson University in 1998, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 2001.
In 2010, he earned a Masters in Engineering and Project Management from The University of Maryland. He was currently working for Walsh Construction as a project manager. Whether it was outdoor games of Connect Four or Jenga or their competitive attempts to outwit Escape Rooms all throughout Connecticut, Michael loved playing games with Jen. His home was his safe haven.
With a beer in his hand and a smile on his face, Mike was happy to host picnics and tend the grill. He was delighted to invite everyone inside his residence. Mike was adamant about exercising, and he enjoyed running, cycling, swimming, and hiking. He was an avid supporter of the Seahawks, Red Sox, and Bruins in addition to his alma mater, Clarkson Hockey.
One of Mike’s favorite jobs at Clarkson was operating the Zamboni, which he did with style while donning a tuxedo. Michael was an enthusiastic member of the Wallingford Elks and gave to their food and toy drives as well as other fundraising activities.
He leaves behind his wife, his parents, his cousins Matthew Frechette and Tracey (Frechette) Jones, his five-month-old child, whose grin made Mike’s day, as well as his close pals Brian “Bob” Lisiecki, John Castle, Jeff Kennedy, and Lily. His sister Patricia O’Rourke predeceased him. Even though Michael had struggled with melancholy his entire life, he had a genuine affection for his family and friends. To be courteous and helpful to everyone, he would go above and beyond. He never allowed his sadness to interfere with his compassion for others.