Dale R. Frechette


Dale Raymond Frechette passed away peacefully July 25, 2022, with family members at his bedside. He was 67 and had been fighting dementia and ALS the past few years.

Born June 3, 1955, Dale was raised in Richmond Heights, Ohio, where he and his wife, Laura, moved recently after raising their three children in Mentor, Ohio.

Dale retired from Progressive Insurance in late 2019 after 42+ years of service in the I.T. department. 

He was known as a loyal and fun-loving man among relatives and friends, always ready with an off-beat bit of wisdom, such as “It’s all good . . . and a couple of kidneys.” 

Among his pastimes were golf, skeet shooting, volunteering for the Boy Scouts, and enjoying the company of others. For more than 20 years he cooked Thanksgiving dinners at Mentor United Methodist Church. Although he relished trips with friends or family to the wine country, baseball venues, beach environs or many other destinations, it was the camaraderie he enjoyed the most. Dale and Laura were planning a road trip in Ireland, his mother’s birthplace, when Covid hit, derailing those plans.

Dale is survived by his wife of over 41 years, Laura; children Nathan (Jacquelyn) of Chicago, Steve (Stacy) of Willowick, and Anna (Dave) Lauge of Mayfield Hts; grandchildren Brayden and Parker Frechette of Chicago and Caroline Frechette of Willowick; mother Doreen Frechette; sister Gloria (Jim) Hirsch; nieces Susan Gogley and Kim LeRoy; dear friends Sandi and Ken, Patty and Nick, and Sue and John; and a large, extended family. Dale was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Frechette, granddaughter Mackenzie Frechette, and his in-laws, Lou and Edith Yane and Lou’s second wife, Genny Yane.

The family would like to thank the staff of Cherished Companions , especially Kiaya, Sherri, Tanya, Da’Shana, and Chavae.

His life will be celebrated with a private gathering.

Those who wish to make a donation may do so at iamals.org, or Hospice of The Western Reserve.

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  1. Rick Starin says:

    I am so sad to hear about Dale. I worked with Dale at Progressive, and he was a great guy. My prayers are with Dale and his family.