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Lee B. Frette

May 19, 1946 — November 29, 2020

Lee B. Frette

Lee Benedict Frette, 74, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 29, 2020, surrounded by his loving caretakers. Lee was born May 19, 1946, in Warsaw, New York. Son of Florence Benedict and Vidar R. Frette, both deceased, he was a long-time resident of Perry and Silver Lake, New York. Lee attended Perry schools and joined the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from high school where he trained in electronics and became an expert, having many Temporary Duty assignments around the world. He received his bachelors' degree and did his Masters’ work at SUNY Geneseo in Psychology. But his love was electronics and specifically computers. He worked for General Railway Signal, Computer Consoles and Nortel, eventually retiring to make fishing lures, fishing in Silver Lake and the Red River every summer with his childhood friend, John Hume. He also served the Town of Perry as zoning official for several years.
He was predeceased by his wife of 35 years, Martha (Marty) in April 2018. He is survived by his daughter, Linda (Terry) Piar, and his four grandchildren, Kathryn, Glenn, Kirk and Samantha; his sister Jo Anne (Daniel) Palmer and his nieces Rebecca Gustafson and Laura Kuehn. Lee and Marty loved their kitties all of whom were rescued from the elements and they provided joy to them.
The family would like to thank Lee’s many neighbors and friends who, through the years, provided meals, rides, companionship and whatever he needed. We especially want to thank Nancy Wolcott who, at Marty’s deathbed, told her she would take care of Lee; and she certainly went above and beyond. Also, many thanks to the ladies who helped Nancy these last few weeks.
Due to the pandemic, we will have a memorial service and internment at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Perry Center, in the spring or summer, at the convenience of the family.

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