Aime Joseph Fradette, 92, a longtime resident of Springfield, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Aime was born in Armagh, Canada, on June 10, 1927, the oldest of 12 children, the son of the late Joseph and Rosa (Theberge) Fradette. Aime had a great sense of humor and loved his family above all else. He became a US citizen which he was very proud of and made sure to vote and encouraged others to vote. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially working in his vegetable garden. He took great pride in the beautiful flowers that he grew inside and outside of his home. He was an excellent card player and loved to win. He was a voracious reader and liked using his tablet to stay current with his Quebecois relatives and friends. Aime also loved music, movies and tv, sometimes all at the same time! In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife Marie B. (Blanchette) Fradette in 2014 and grandson Patrick. Aime is survived by his six devoted children Monique Garreffi and her husband John of Longmeadow, Claudette O’Sullivan and her husband Tim of Springfield, Michel Fradette and his wife Diane of East Longmeadow, Suzanne Keenan and her husband Mark of Methuen, Louise Moriarty and her husband Thomas of Feeding Hills and Danny Fradette of Springfield. He also leaves 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren (the most recent born on the day he passed away) and 4 step grandchildren and 10 step great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and in laws. He is survived by 1 brother and 5 sisters who reside in Canada. Due to the current health restrictions, Aime’s services will be private. We would like to acknowledge the staff of BayState Visiting Nurses for their compassionate care and especially Michelle who provided Aime with respect, gentleness and kindness. A special thank you goes out to Lisa who gave Aime peace and faith. Memorial contributions may be made to Baystate Visiting Nurses, 30 Capital Drive, West Spfld. 01089. PLEASE WEAR SUNSCREEN.
Arrangements entrusted to the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield. For additional information please visit www.byronkeenan.com
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