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“Loved playing golf with Terry at the PGA show and going to dinner at Ciao Italia! We had some great times and a lot of fun ! I will never forget you...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Blair Subry - Graysake, IL

“Terry will always be remembered by my husband, Michael Bailey and me as a wonderful friend. We enjoyed many happy times with Carole and him. He was...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Marti Hayes - Estero, FL - Friend

“RIP, Terry, thank you all you and John did for our Heighsmen band long ago. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Bob Camacho - Cambridge, MA

“Truly a larger than life man who is dearly missed. We have tons of BC memories of Terry and Carol which we will always treasure. Rest in peace Terry....Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Ken & Pat Calabria - Amherst, NH

“Terry was always so good to me and I felt we had a special bond unlike any other relationship with a salesperson. When he came to visit me at LeBaron...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Thomas Rooney - Mansfield, MA

“Dear Carole and family,Terry was a great friend and supporter for many of us in the business of golf. His presence and goodwill were always...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Dan & Sally Diskin - Concord, NC

“Dear Carole,Sad news about the loss of your husband. I happened upon the obituary in the Boston Sunday Globe. I was scanning the listings for a...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Virginia Ellis Beech - MA

“Carole, I am sorry.Terry has always been a good guy and a friend to all.From our days at BC you and Terry are the best.I know you and the family have...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Bob Madigan - Arlington.ma, MA

“Hoping that the sadness will soon be replaced by happy memories. Thinking of you all with love ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Sheila Stone - Williamstown, MA

“Some Golf Professionals dread the visit from salesmen, but with Terry, you cleared your calendar ! A Sping visit and a Fall visit was never enough. ...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Glenn Kelly - WOODS HOLE, MA

“Carol,My prayers are with you and your family. I was sad to hear if Terry's passing. He was a great guy and s great friend. I did not realize how...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Jay LeClair - Carlsbad, CA

“Im Very sorry to hear of as i would call him "Mr frechette" and he would say for god sake Kurt call me Terry. He will be missed very much my sincere...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Kurt Upham - Wayland, MA - Friend

“My sincere condolences on the loss of Terry. He and John were great BC friends and we enjoyed many good times as teammates on the football field.Dom...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Dom Antonellis - MARCO ISLAND, FL

“"T"...Thanks for being a good friend for 45+ years. I will miss our chats each fall as you made your trips around New England. Rest in peace my...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Ted Bishop - Candia, NH - Friend

“My sincere condolences, he was a special man who was always looking to help no matter what you asked of him . RIP Terry ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Kevin Piecuch - East Longmeadow, MA

“A true friend . may he rest in peace. A great family with Terry at the top ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Kip Cordisco - Woodwind, MD

“Got to know Terry when we were juniors and seniors. He was one of the people I most looked forward to reconnecting with at our reunions. Warm, fun...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Bill Bennett - Scottsdale, AZ

“Carole,My condolences to you and your family. I remember you and Terry from our days at BC. Thinking of you,Betty Scott CusackBC Class of '64 ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Elizabeth Cusack - Holliston, MA

“Rest In Peace Terri ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Mike Wortis - Jupiter, FL

“Carol and kids ,I am so sad , I could write for hours on all Terry did for me in my quest to be successful in the Golf Industry . He was one of a...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Gary Chittenden - Victor, NY

“GREAT man that helped everyone. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Peter McNamara - Pinehurst, NC


Terry Frechette would agree with Arnold Palmer's assessment that 'golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated. It satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.' Terry Frechette's lifelong love affair with golf began as young boy at age ten as a caddy at Weston Golf Club.

He made a career of the much loved sport and worked even up until shortly before his death. Upon graduation from Boston College in 1964, he worked in sales in the golf profession for companies including U.S. Royal Co., Ben Hogan Co., FootJoy, AHEAD, US Kids Golf, and RJ Shepherd. He was a well-known and respected professional in the industry throughout New England and beyond.

Terry died peacefully on Friday, September 07, 2018 after a struggle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was 78.

Terrance A. Frechette was born on June 27, 1940 in Waltham. He was a son of the late Albert R. and Catherine (McGann) Frechette. His dad, a letter carrier, and his mother, a secretary in the city clerk's office, raised him in Waltham where he graduated from St. Mary's High School with the class of 1959. He continued his studies at Boston College where he played football for the Eagles. There he also met the love of his life, Carole R. Capone from Astoria Queens, NY. After winning her affection and then their courtship, they married on February 1, 1964 in Saint Julia's Church in Weston where they made their home.

He adored his large family of five children, in-laws, and eighteen grandchildren. While the love of golf and all that encompassed it might have been what identified him, nothing compared to the love he had for his family. He was always active and willing to help. Ever present on the sidelines or behind the glass of the hockey rinks of various games of his children, and later his grandchildren, he boasted with pride over each of them.

He enjoyed membership at Weston Golf Club and Saint Julia's Parish and the New England Professional Golf Association (NEPGA). Professionally, he was the NEPGA's recipient of its George S. Wemyss Award for his dedication and service to NEPGA's community. Terry was also honored by the NEPGA with an honorary lifetime membership.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his grandson, David R. Goguen, his brother, John D. Frechette and his brother-in-law, Donald L. Capone and sister-in-law, Sr. Janet Capone O.P.

He leaves his wife of 54 years, Carole, their children, Kristen E. Goguen (Richard), Timothy J. Frechette (Mara Burnett), all of Weston, David N. Frechette (Mika) of Ferrisburgh, Vermont, Daneile N. Wilson (Nicholas) of Winchester and John D. Frechette (Christian Burch) of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; his grandchildren Terrance, John, Katherine, Caroline, Joseph and Thomas Goguen, Finley, Gillis, Fitz and Mick Frechette, Harley, Michael, Adeline and Beatrice Frechette, Elizabeth, Christopher, Ian and Henry Wilson; his sister-in-law Patricia C. Frechette of Mashpee and Naples, Florida; also survived by many nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Terry's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, September 11th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Julia Church, 374 Boston Post Road, Weston where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery. A reception will be held at The Weston Golf Club following the ceremony.

The Terrance A. Frechette "The Big T" scholarship fund (501c) has been established in conjunction with the NEPGA to support the education of young people demonstrating need within the New England golfing community. Memorials in his name can be sent to the Terrance A. Frechette Scholarship Fund "The Big T", c/o NEPGA, 67 Shrewsbury Street, Boylston, MA 01505.

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132 State Road Bypass Weston, MA 02493