SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 15, 2013

Joyce A. (Belisle) Frechette, 51


Haverhill — Joyce A. (Belisle) Frechette, 51, of Haverhill, died on Sunday, October 13, at the Merrimack Valley Hospital, after being stricken ill suddenly at home.

Born in Salem, Mass., she was the daughter of Vivian (Legault) Belisle and the late, Napoleon Paul Belisle. She attended Masconomet Regional High School, and after relocating to Deerfield, N.H., she graduated from Raymond High School in 1980. She and her family moved to Haverhill in 1992.

Primarily a homemaker, she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Joyce adored caring for her two cherished grandchildren. She was previously employed by Bell Atlantic, and as a district manager for Walmart. She enjoyed tending to her flowers, camping, trips to the beach, and in her younger years, playing softball.

She leaves her beloved husband of 29 years, Jean L. Frechette of Bradford; three loving daughters, Cassie A. Frechette of Bradford, Cara L. Frechette of Haverhill, and Caitlyn M. Frechette of Bradford; two grandchildren, Ava Skye and Gabriella Rose; her mother, Vivian Belisle of Haverhill; two brothers, Ronald Belisle of Middleton, and Kenneth Belisle and his wife, Andrea, of Groveland; three sisters, Linda Lizotte and her husband, Edgar, of Exeter, N.H., Paula Evans and her husband, David, of Middleton, and Karen LeCoste and her husband, William, of Haverhill; and several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family are respectfully invited to call on Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home at 7 p.m. Burial is private. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook, or www.comeaufuneral.com.