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BLACKSTONE- James Richard Frend III, 31, of Blackstone, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center after being stricken at home. He was the beloved husband of Catherine A. (Reynolds) Frend, they have been together for over 12 years.
He was the loving father of Amber Lynne Frend and James Richard Frend IV.
Born in Woonsocket on May 25, 1980, he was the son of Richard G. and Doreen (Barrette) Frend of Blackstone.
He was the brother of Lee Ann Castonguay and her husband Edmond and their son Zachary, Christine Frend and Richard Frend Jr. all of Blackstone; and his brother-in-law Michael J. Reynolds and his wife Joyce and their children Amylee and William A. Reynolds of Foxboro. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and co-workers.
A resident of Blackstone for 21 years formerly of Woonsocket, James graduated from Blackstone Valley Regional Technical High School Class of 1998, he was in the electrical shop and threw shot put for the track team. He was employed for over 11 years as an electro-mechanic at Veralia (formerly Ball Foster International) of Milford and a member of Local #169 GMP of Milford.
James was an avid fisherman and never missed a fishing derby in 13 years with his children and brother. He enjoyed camping, and motorcycling and was a member of HOG - Harley Owners Group. Devoted to his family, he will be greatly missed.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 29, at 7:30PM at CARTIER'S FUNERAL HOME, 151 So. Main St. (Rte 126), Bellingham, MA. Visiting hours are from 5 to 7:30PM prior to funeral service. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers donations to the James Frend Childrens Memorial Fund may be made at any Citizens Bank.
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