Frederick William Violette passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020, from complications of a long-term illness. His wife of 43 years and his children were by his side. He was 70.
Fred is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Violette; his children, Melissa Oberly, Chase Violette, and Chad Violette; his grand-children, Ewan Oberly, Parker Violette and a granddaughter on the way; his Son-In-Law and Daughter-in-Laws, Judd Oberly, Casey Violette and Brittney Violette. He was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Jessie Violette; his brother, Louis Violette and his sister, Laura Krampitz. He leaves behind his brothers Mark Violette, Charles Violette, sisters Barbara Russel and Patty Weiman and various nieces and nephews.
Fred was born on November 9, 1949, in Hartford, Connecticut. He married Mary Lou on July 16, 1977. They moved to Texas in 1981. Fred was a “handyman” as he would say. He had such a talent for his craft and it showed in all his projects. He never met a stranger and was loved by all. Anyone who knew him knows how funny and kind he was. He could never tell a joke without laughing in the middle of it. He enjoyed going to watch his sons’ baseball games and taking goofy selfie pictures with his daughter. He was an awesome grandfather. He would wrestle, facetime and spoil the heck out of his grandson. Fred was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend and will be missed beyond measure.
A visitation for Fred is planned for Sunday, July 26, 2020, from 4 pm to 6 pm. The visitation will take place at Forest Ridge Funeral Home on 8525 Mid Cities Blvd, North Richland Hills, Texas 76182.
The funeral mass will be held on Monday, July 27, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 3713 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021. Burial to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.
People wishing to honor Fred’s commitment to family and community can make donations to Leukemia Texas. 4925 N O’Connor Road, Suite 125, Irving, TX 75062. 214-265-7393. info@LeukemiaTexas.org.
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