SABATTUS — On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Joseph Arthur Frechette of Sabattus earned his new hands.

He was born April 13, 1931, to Joseph and Marie L. Frechette. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division and worked as a hand sewer in several local shoe shops. Joseph later started his own roofing-siding business.

In his later years, he became a driver for Lisbon School District, where he formed lifelong relationships with some of the children he drove to school, namely Kevin and Kristen Lavallee.

He was a member of several local clubs, including The Centre-ville, where he met his wife, Myndi.

His favorite place was at home on his swing. He would love for people to stop by and chat. His greatest source of pride was his family.

He is survived by his wife, Mylinda Frechette; four children, Judy Dougherty of South Carolina, Jackie Knight of Scarborough, Charles Loan and his fiancée, Tonja, and Mylinda Bussiere and her husband, Dana; five grandchildren, Christy Keniston, K.K. and Co Co Dougherty, Christian Knight, and Ryder Bussiere; and one great-grandson, Brekken.

The family would like to thank Gary Stallsworth and Marilou Chamberlain, for without them, it would not have been possible for Art to stay home. They would also like to send special thanks to Cindy Brown, Keena Sullivan and Leo Savard from AHCH for their devotion to Art during this past year.

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Joseph Arthur Frechette

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