Loving mother and grandmother, faithful wife, and a gift from God. Her memory will be with us forever.
  • 73 years old
  • Born on December 10, 1940 .
  • Passed away on October 16, 2014 .

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Nancy Fregeau, 73, born on December 10, 1940 and passed away on October 16, 2014. We will remember her forever.

Nancy was lovingly cared for in her final days by the wonderful staff at Nathan Adelson Hospice. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to Nathan Adelson Hospice in the name of Nancy Fregeau.

Posted by Robert Fregeau on 11th December 2018
Nancy 77 Happy belated birthday sweetheart. Yesterday you would have been 77 years young. Today I come to you with a heavy heart. Our child Tina, is (I hope) resting comfortably in the care of good doctors and nurses at St Rose hospital. She had a flare up of her cancer issue that caused her some discomfort and she rightly sought treatment. I was with Tommy, Lori and Alex at the hospital with Tina yesterday. Tina is in relatively good spirits and wants to rectify her issue and get back home for the holidays. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I saw something in her eyes when I bent over to kiss her good-bye. The first thing I thought was fear, but then I know how much of a fighter she is. Reflecting on the moment, I am sure it was apprehension, not knowing what was coming next. Tommy and her boys appear to be handling the situation well. Eddie has been a brick in all of this, mainly handling the communication between family members. I am doing pretty well. I finally have some resolution to my back. An MRI was performed, I am inoperable but I’m in physical therapy, on meds and will begin injections later this month. Lori came over this weekend and we got the Christmas tree and decorations up. Trish was over as well, as she is every week. She takes after you, keeping me out of trouble financially and making sure all the bills are paid. I made the annual pilgrimage to Keith and Lynn’s again this year. I had a couple of glasses of Sattui red. A 2013 vintage we gave them. It was awesome. And as usual, they could have invited the National Guard as they prepared enough food to handle that. Lori invited me for Christmas dinner. I’m trying to spread the wealth as I spent Thanksgiving with Rob and Melissa. Love and Miss You with all my heart. Till next time, Love, Bob
Posted by Robert Fregeau on 30th November 2018
Nancy, it has been sixty years to the day since we we were married. You have given me the best days of my life. You have borne four of the best children a parent could ask for. I ask you now to intercede with our loving Jesus Christ to bestow the love of health on our daughter Tina. She is the loving image of you in your love of family. We continue as a family which is about to increase by two in the coming moments. Our oldest daughter is about to become a grandmother for the first time and I know will welcome your guidance. Hear is my prayer for you: O heavenly Father, I am now in the shadow of great loneliness. My helpmate has been taken from me. Yet I submit in holy faith to Your divine will. I know that You love my spouse who, I pray, is now in heaven rejoicing with You. Grant me the strength I need to bear my present burdens, and help me to look for opportunities to seek out those less fortunate then myself. Keep me from feeling sorry for myself in my present condition, and keep my heart enflamed with love for You and for my neighbor, so that I can help to carry on Your work of love in this world. May I one day be reunited with my beloved spouse in heaven, where we both can worship You for all eternity. Amen.
Posted by Charles Clark on 22nd October 2018
I was very sorry to learn of Nancy's passing. We were classmates together at Agawam High School and graduated together in 1958. In my memory Nancy will always be the beautiful, friendly girl with a great personality as she is pictured in our class yearbook.
Posted by Tina Weninger on 16th October 2018
You have been gone 4 years now, sometimes it feels like yesterday because it is so painful to remember you are gone. I wish you were here to talk to because there are so many things I would like to talk to you about. I could use one of your warm “mom hugs” to make me feel better. We took Dad out for dinner for his birthday, he wanted seafood, so we went to Briggs oyster co. and he really liked it. I want him to remember that today is his birthday, not the day you left us. I would rather he remember the special days, like the day he married you. Tom and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary on Monday, it’s crazy to think that you and Dad were married 30yrs longer than us. We all love you and miss you.
Posted by Robert Fregeau on 5th October 2018
Hi Sweetheart, That's a term of endearment that has withstood the test of time. It sounds like a “Bogie” clip or something from a B-rated black and white movie from the 40’sor 50’s. Its not a term we used with each other…not that we weren’t sweethearts, but we had our own language. I thought I’d get the jump on everyone and avoid the rush. In 11 days it’s our day, October the 16th. I really don’t think of it as my birthday anymore, I try and remember you in the clearest possible way. We have a quiet room here at home for just us…family. It’s a place of solitude and reflection. I have a problem with shadows now more than ever. I feel the extra beat or surge of adrenaline hoping when I look over you will be standing there. God I miss you so much. You always were the solid brick in our life and found time to comfort my every need. I hope you hear me when I put myself in harms way and it turns out okay. You and God get my thank you. I know that you have my six with every move. Rest well my darling wife Nancy. Your days and nights of pain and suffering are long gone and you are in the hands of a gentle Jesus. My time in joining you will be dictated by His hands. Bob
Posted by Tina Weninger on 13th May 2018
Mother’s Day tomorrow, I really miss spending this day with you. We were all so lucky to have such a wonderful Mom to lead us down life’s path. I think I’m a good mom to my boys because of the things that you taught me. I miss you and love you so much.
Posted by Lori Grossman on 25th December 2017
It's our third Christmas without you in person - but I know you are with us in spirit. Because of you, we are one big happy, noisy family who loves our time together. I miss you so much and there are so many times when I just need to hear your voice. Love you and miss you. Merry Christmas to you Mom.
Posted by Trish Daws on 24th December 2017
Wish you were here to enjoy Christmas with your great granddaughter. You would love her happy lovable manner. Merry Christmas!
Posted by Tina Weninger on 11th December 2017
I guess the post I did last night posted as the 11th, your birthday is on the 10th. I think you must have read my previous post, because as I was getting into my (your) car this morning and I heard some high pitched chirping and saw a hummingbird in the tree in my yard. I feel like these are little visits from you, these little birds show up whenever I feel like I miss my mom. I know you loved hummingbirds so much!
Posted by Tina Weninger on 11th December 2017
It’s your birthday today, I wish we could be together to celebrate, but I know that is not possible. We celebrated Eagan’s 9th birthday today, his birthday was on the 7th. All the grandkids and great grandkids are growing up so fast! Tyler turned 26 yesterday, and my youngest Alex is 24! I miss you so much, I wish you were here to talk to.
Posted by Trish Daws on 10th December 2017
Wish you were here (in person). If so, I would wish you a Happy Birthday and give you a big hug! Miss you always and love you forever.
Posted by Robert Fregeau on 30th November 2017
Good morning my love. I know you are in the safe hands of God on this, the fifty-ninth anniversary of our wedding. I am reflecting on that day when in the presence of God and family we took our vows. I see you as beautiful today as I did then, not only in body but in the experience of life we had on this earth for fifty-six years. The children we raised in many ways encapsulates the years under your soft hands and warm heart. You would be as proud of them today as you were on the day of their birth. Rob, just as strong willed as he always was; Lori, what can I say about her…she is even more altruistic than I am, ready to help wherever needed. Tina, just the mother to her family as you always were…undemanding sweet tender love. And Trish, she still has the soul of a gypsy, but asks for no quarter and gives none. I wanted to wait until today to tell you about the upgrade at the house, the only house we ever bought. You always talked about re-doing the kitchen. Well, its done. Starting with the popcorn ceilings through new countertops and backsplash, to include a new undermount sink. We, (I had good input from the kids) decided to keep most of the old appliances (they still work fine). I added the one thing we discussed over the years…a wine fridge. Not a big one, but big enough to hold a few bottles of “Two Buck Chuck.” I also had the roof replaced in the process. So, I found a pretty good place to spend the kids inheritance. The one thing I saved for last is the “quiet room.” We turned my old office into a room where I can come and reflect on the good and not so good days of our lives. We moved in the love seat sofa and my rocking chair (not ready for a permanent setting-in yet) along with the bookcase we bought in New Hampshire. As I sit on the sofa, I can look over and see your shelf and look forward to some good memories. I know I don’t post my daily musings here, but I am not ready to share you with the world. I am greedy like that. I look to the day that these tired old bones will be renewed in the renaissance of our life for eternity. Happy Anniversary and all my love, Bob
Posted by Tina Weninger on 17th October 2017
Three years, I try not to count how many years you have been gone but I can't help it because I miss you so much. We threw Dad a surprise 80th birthday party and it turned out pretty nice. Lori had photos of you and Dad playing on the big screen at the party and everyone was happy to see you even if it was only a photo. I felt as if you were there enjoying the festivities with us. Miss you and love you so much,
Posted by Lori Grossman on 16th October 2017
Mom - you are always on my mind and in my heart. Some days I miss you so much it makes me cry. Going through photos has helped remind me of all the wonderful memories you gave us. I hope you know how much you are loved.
Posted by Trish Daws on 24th August 2017
I think of you often and miss you daily. Although I know you are in a better place, I keep wishing you were back here with us.
Posted by Trish Daws on 17th April 2017
Thought you might like to know that your butterfly is up. They placed it outside of the butterfly habitat at the Springs Preserve. I know that you were a private person, but the butterfly is beautiful, and anyone who may have known you will have an opportunity to stop by and say hi. Also, you are helping to take care of the butterfly exhibit! They have several varieties of butterflies who live in the exhibit most the year. I think of you often and still remember quirky little things that you taught us. Love and miss you.
Posted by Lori Grossman on 10th December 2016
Happy Birthday Mom! Love and miss you so much. You left us with so many happy memories to remember you by. I know in my heart that you are still with us, sharing in our happy moments.
Posted by Robert Fregeau on 30th November 2016
Hello Darlin, I sit here at the keyboard with a heavy heart knowing it would be our 58th wedding anniversary today. I am glad you are in a better safer place. I just miss you so much. I feel a little better knowing I have you here with me. I have come to stand in awe of all you did as I have assumed the everday chores I took for granted in our time together. I emailed the kids earlier today. You are a great-grandma, again. Josh and Crystal had a baby daughter, 9 lbs 2 oz. Both mother and daughter are doing fine.She looks like Josh, poor kid. I'm going to try and duplicate your meatballs for the FOP Christmas party. Well, just wanted to say hi on our day. Be back before you know it.
Posted by Tina Weninger on 16th October 2016
Hi Mom, Wow, it's been two years since you have been gone. Sometimes it seems like yesterday because the pain of losing you is so fresh. You won't believe how much has changed in the family. Everyone is eating healthier and going to the gym, even Dad is walking the mall three days a week....you would be so proud of him! Josh and Krystal had a baby boy in October last year, and they are expecting a baby girl next month! I sure wish you could be here to see your beautiful grandkids, Eagan is doing so well, he is so smart and has a sweet personality. Jason is almost a teenager, Ryan is as active as ever and Hailey is in cheerleading and is quite a little lady. I think about you every day and I know you are watching over us, which gives me peace. I love you and I wish I could hug you, I felt your love yesterday when we got together to celebrate your life and Dad's birthday. I miss you so much!
Posted by Robert Fregeau on 15th October 2016
Hi Hon, Its been awhile since I put my almost daily thoughts of you to pen and paper (so to speak). Tomorrow is the second year anniversary of your passing and God I miss you so much. You are not in a cold, dark place all alone, but here with me and the kids who visit frequently. I sit quietly at times and talk to you, sometimes about nothing, but just to ramble on. I look at you in your graduation picture and if the light is right you appear to move your head and mouth as if responding and talking. Today we held our secod memorial, just me and the kids. We had a healthy breakfast then I opened my birthday cards and gifts. Nice. The kids brought flowers to decorate the house. Lori and I potted some new plants last weekend after the mail order ones died. We updated your memorial so you will always be with us until the entire internet goes dark. By then you and I will be together for eternity. The kids are fine. Rob starts a new job next week, Lori has a few more gray hairs, Tina is still the homespun girl she always was and Trish is a big help here. Got your favorite music genre on. Yup, we have our own tastes in the arts, but thats what makes life interesting. Oh, forgot to mention I'll be doing Turkey Day with Dick and Carolee. I'm going now. I love and miss you and your Mona Lisa smile.
Posted by Trish Daws on 15th April 2015
Mom - When you went to live with God, a part of me went with you. As time has passed, I realize that you left me a part of you to help fill that void. I will embrace that and hold it dear always. I will never stop missing you and I thank you for insuring that you will always be a part of me and allowing me to pass that part of you on to JT and Cami. Love you always - Trish
Posted by Bruce Stebbins on 24th March 2015
To my big sister. Many fond memories from childhood to adults. Adventures, hugs, family gatherings, seeing your beautiful children and grandchildren grow up, your giving and loving ways, touching people with smiles and kind words. I miss you Nan and my love for you continues. Bruce
Posted by Tina Weninger on 11th December 2014
Happy Birthday Mom! I see you and feel your love in almost everything I do. I will say something and tell myself " I sound like my mother". I will do a task and think, Mom would do it this way. I saw a hummingbird at my feeder, I had never seen one at the feeder in the 2 years it had been there. I knew it was you saying hello. I miss you so much, the angels are so lucky to have you. I love you.
Posted by Robert Fregeau on 10th December 2014
Happy Birthday Sweetheart. You know I have never been big on words of the heart, but I have always tried to put my unspoken words into deeds of love. I saw the Doc the other day and he says my vitals are fine, so it will be a while longer until you hear my voice. Lord, please take care of this beautiful woman Nancy who you called home too early. We suffer from her loss but know that we will be reunited one day in the future.
Posted by Josh Metcalfe on 10th December 2014
Happy Birthday Grandma! This year must be a special birthday being able to spend it with your mom and dad. We love you very much! We miss you down here. Have a very special birthday! Love Josh, Krystal, and your crazy great grand kids!
Posted by Lori Grossman on 10th December 2014
Happy birthday, Mom. I believe you are in heaven watching over us. I hope you are smiling and at peace. I'm jealous that the angels get to share your birthday with you. Today is bittersweet. I love you always and forever.
Posted by JT Daws on 16th November 2014
Grandma, The other day I heard a quote, it said; "If life was perfect we would already be in heaven". This made me think of you and realize that a lot of reasons for missing someone can be selfish, so with that being said, See you around Grandma. I know you'll be watching and I'll be listening. I also want to say thank you for meeting your great granddaughter before you left on your new adventure. Additionally thank you for being there for me in dark and light times and helping along side with my parents the man I became today. Every time I got promoted after telling my parents I wanted to tell you and Grandpa, hoping I am living up to everyone's standards and expectations, FYI I should be getting my E-6 any day now........ Love ya Grandma
Posted by Ron Corbin on 21st October 2014
I was fortunate to know Nancy through her husband, Bob, a good friend and fellow author from the Wednesday Warrior Writers. Last year, the three of us were able to spend a road trip together to Simi Valley, CA, where we spent times at the Ronald Reagan Library, the LAPD Museum, and other sight-seeing locales in Southern California. I never saw Nancy without a smile on her face. A dear woman whom I will always remember. My heart aches for Bob and his family.
Posted by Tyler Weninger on 18th October 2014
I always thought of our family as a clan and grandma's kind of an elder, but not an elder for her age but for wisdom, values and ability to pass those values and morals to her children and grandchildren and even when she started to get sick she still never lost your sense of humor. I'll always miss Christmas at grandma and grandpa's, Grandmas warm hug and a peck on the cheek. As I got older I grew bored sitting in the living room while the "old people" talked, but I never, NEVER grew tired of seeing my grandma. So whenever I look up at the sky I'll think of grandma and imagine her warm hug and kiss on the cheek. I'll miss you grandma.
Posted by Alex Weninger on 17th October 2014
I remember grandma well she was a beautiful mother just like my beautiful mother my grandma gave me greatest mom I could ask for my grandma was a great person always doing stuff for others never asking anything in returned I remember going to her house she was always offering me a cheese stick because she knew how much I ate she was always fun during hoildays making best food and showing everyone her love I remember when my parents and brother Tyler went to Death Valley with my grandparents they showed us the old historic buildings and just being there for us I had great times with you thank you so much I will always love you and have a special space for you in my heart and you will forever be missed
Posted by Steve Weninger on 17th October 2014
Grandma, I’m so glad you were such an important part of my life. I remember being younger during Christmas and you would let me help prepare our family dinner… you always had a way of making me feel special and grown-up. Like the times we would play board games together... I’m pretty sure you would let me win now that I think about it. You always showed an interest in my military life since you could relate and gave me the advice to just to do what made me happy. You were funny, direct, and very kind. I only hope to have those same traits. It was wonderful to have you at our wedding, and I really enjoyed dancing together and how you whispered how proud you were of me. Even though I could not always be there because of my service, you were always in my thoughts. I will miss you and will never forget how many great memories I have of you. I love you Grandma. - Stephen
Posted by Courtney Weninger on 17th October 2014
The first time I met Nancy and Robert was at my first Weninger family Christmas party hosted at their home. I will never forget how Grandma Nancy welcomed me with an encouraging wave and offered me some wine… my kind of lady! A wedding portrait of her and Grandpa Bob captured my attention during my visit and I marveled at the black and white photo, thinking they made such a beautiful young couple. She noticed my gaze and proudly shared “I was 18 years old when we married” with a smile that said she was not afraid to follow her passions. That same determination that carried her through 56 wonderful years of marriage lasted until her final moments surrounded by her loved ones as she fought to give them all the time she could. Nancy and Bob inspire me by setting such a remarkable example of love and commitment, and I dream of spending that many happy years with their grandson, Stephen. I am so thankful she was a part of our wedding and that she officially became my grandmother-in-law. I only knew Grandma Nancy for a short while, but I knew she was a kind and courageous military wife and mother. I will cherish my memories of her forever and I will miss her smile and sense of humor always. Love, Courtney.
Posted by Trish Daws on 17th October 2014
Mom, I love you always and will talk with you often. You may be gone from us in body, but never in spirit. You will always be a part of me and will live on forever in all those you have touched along the way. Talk with you soon! Love, Trish
Posted by Josh Metcalfe on 16th October 2014
Some of the best memories I have about my grandma is that she makes the best banana nut bread I've ever had. I've learned that milk at grandmas house usually came from powder and I was always scared to drink it as a kid. I remember falling asleep to that little fiber optic light that would sparkle as I fell asleep. There's a tub full of toys that I can remember playing with, one of which contained a Rubix cube, that even after 33 years I still haven't figured out how to complete. There's a dog puppet, and a few other toys in there that I'm sure all of us can remember playing with. That bin of toys even my kids have played with and I'm sure still exists today. Grandma and grandpa have raised some very special people in my life including my mom, and my brother as well. You have raised them on good values, morals and have kept all of us close together. Thank you for letting us into your heart and the best grandma and great grandma me and my kids could ever asked for. I love you!
Posted by JoAnn Carmona on 16th October 2014
Aunt Nancy, Although I had only begun to know you, you touch my heart with the way you opened your arms and welcomed us to the family. I will forever remember you as a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to Uncle Bob and the children. God Bless
Posted by Sue Barnes-Metcalfe on 16th October 2014
Nancy, You always made Ed and I feel like a part of your family. You will be missed beyond words. You will always hold a special place in our hearts. Thank you for being such a blessing to us all. To the Family our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. We are here if you need anything. God Bless! Love Sue & Ed
Posted by Robert Fregeau on 16th October 2014
Lord, you have given me a mountain. Nancy was the most beautiful, caring person I have ever met. Nancy was my wife, friend and lover for 56 years. We created four beautiful children in Your image. We will miss you forever my beautiful wife. Move over Nancy because I know you are seated at the right hand of God and I want to be seated next to you at our reunion.I love you now and forever.
Posted by Thomas Weninger on 16th October 2014
Where do I start, what could I say about Nancy that we all don't ready know. Everyone always has these nightmare stories about mother-in laws, but I feel that's all they were. I considered Nancy a mom, not a motherin law. She was a very caring person, who cared about everyone around her. The values she had instilled on her children and grand children as well as her friends. I can't thank her enough for all she did for all of us . My wife Tina is a wonderful wife and mom, I feel because of her Mom, and I could not thank her enough, I am very lucky for this . Her daughter Lori, who is a wonderful sister-in-law whom I consider my sister, and I am greatful for her and how she always helps everyone. Bob I want you to know we will all always be here for you, we all love you and are very sad for your loss . We will all miss her political views on Facebook even though I may have disagreed with, but I could not wait to read. Nancy, I am so glad you came on the trip to Alaska, it is something we will never forget. I know this may seem all over the place, but I felt I needed to say this because of how much you were loved, and I will miss you. Love, Tom
Posted by Annette Stebbins on 16th October 2014
Nancy, you were always such a sweet lady. Always taking everything in stride, a great sister and friend, wonderful mother and wife and an inspiration to your whole family. You will be sorely missed. Rest in peace. Love, prayers and hugs to you Bob, Rob, Lori, Tina and Trish and families.
Posted by Josh Metcalfe on 16th October 2014
Grandma, there are so many memories that I have of you I will carry with me forever. You have inspired, loved and taught us the value of family, and love to all of us. Your love and marriage is an inspiration to me and Krystal and I admire that dearly. I will always keep you close to my heart. God has received another angel to watch over all of us. We love you always grandma! Love. Josh, Krystal, Jason Hailey, and Ryan
Posted by Tina Weninger on 16th October 2014
Mom, you were the best mother anyone could ever ask for. Your guidance and Love helped me raise my boys to be loving responsible and respectable men. There will always be a piece of my heart with you. No more pain, only love and happiness await you as you go home to your Mom and Dad. I Love you so much.
Posted by Lori Grossman on 16th October 2014
I will carry you in my heart forever. I know that you'll be watching over us. I can't thank you enough for always being there for me and the boys. You will always be my mentor and my role model. Love you forever. Miss you always.

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