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Jane M. (Lefebvre) Fredette

February 1, 1929 ~ October 24, 2018 (age 89)

Jane M. (Lefebvre) Fredette, 89, of Tilton, passed away on Wednesday, October 24th at Merrimack County Nursing Home, following a period of failing health.

She was born February 1, 1929 in Franklin.  She was the daughter of Joseph and Aurore (Sylvestre) Lefebvre.  She grew up in Franklin and was a 1947 graduate of Franklin High School.

Jane worked for 27 years at Franklin Regional Hospital in the accounting department until her retirement.  She married her high school sweetheart, Ernest Fredette, who passed away in 2017. They were married for 67 years.

She is survived by her three children: David E. Fredette of Ellsworth, Maine; Mary J. Foley and husband Steven of Franklin; and Judith Y. Pattison and husband Jeffry of San Diego, California.

Jane is also survived by her six grandchildren: Molly Fredette Esposito and husband Chris; Jared Foley and wife Nahe; Joshua Foley and husband Manuel; A.J. Pattison and wife Jillian, Mathieu Foley and wife Carlie, Tyler Pattison and wife Justine; and two great granddaughters Olivia Foley and Isla Pattison.  She is also survived by one brother Leo Lefebvre of Claremont and daughter-in-law Peg Boyles.

She was pre‑deceased by her brothers; Robert, Aramand, Emile, Nelson, and Richard Lefebvre; and sisters Dolores Davidson and Yvette Shaw.

Jane was an active member of St. Gabriel Parish and enjoyed volunteering in many capacities.  She also volunteered for many years at Franklin Regional hospital and for over 20 years the Merrimack County Home.

With her husband, she hiked all of the 4,000-foot peaks of the White Mountains.  She enjoyed watching the Patriots, Red Sox, and Bruins and was very involved in the lives of her grandchildren.

She was also an avid gardener and enjoyed spending time outdoors tending her garden.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 28th at the Thibault‑Neun Funeral Home at 143 Franklin Street in Franklin from 2-4 pm.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, October 29th at 10 am St. Paul Church, 108 School St. in Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Donations may be made to:

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