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RUTLAND – Joseph Norman Fradette, 39, formerly of Hardwick died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 8, in Rutland. Joe was born October 12, 1983, in Berlin, to Alain Fradette and Jayne Foster Fradette.
Joseph Norman Fradette, you will be greatly missed by your family and everyone that knew you. With heavy hearts, his family offers these words; “Ever since you went away, the days go slowly by and the hardest thing to cope with, is not knowing why. That I don’t understand and maybe never will, questions left unanswered now your voice is still. To lose you is unbearable and time and time again, I’ve tried to look for reasons that no one can explain. Life and death hold mysteries but one thing is for sure, we loved you then, we love you now, and will love you forevermore.”
He is survived by his mother Jayne Fradette of Morrisville, Father Alain Fradette of Hardwick, brothers Christopher Fradette of Colchester (daughter Maddison Hayden and son Tristen Fradette), Kevin Fradette of Hardwick (son Jaxson Fradette) as well as his sisters, Ellen Fradette of Walden (husband Herb Thayer and son Devin Rathburn) and Denise Fradette of Walden (son Brycen Devenger). He is also survived by his grandmothers, Denise M. Fradette of East Hardwick and Patricia Foster of Hardwick and many aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as his girlfriend, Crystal Davies. Joseph was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Ann Fradette (an angel in Heaven), his maternal grandfather, Calvert Foster and paternal grandfather, Arsene Fradette and his uncle Chip Foster.
Arrangements are with des Groseilliers Funeral Home in Hardwick. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, November 19, at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church in Hardwick at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Julian Room at St. Norbert’s Church. Burial will take place in Durant Cemetery in Cabot directly after Mass with a luncheon to follow at St. Norbert’s Church. Condolences and shared memories are welcome at

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