Calling hours will be held at Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg on Tuesday, October 4 from 9:30-11:00am. The funeral Mass will be held at 11:30am in Saint Joseph Church, followed by burial at the MA Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036.
Pauline G. (Mailhot) Freda, 88, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband Nicholas on July 8, 2020. Together they enjoyed 64 years of marriage.
Pauline was born in Fitchburg on June 2, 1934, the daughter of the late Leo and Marie (Mercier) Mailhot. For 22 years, Pauline worked at the Sears department store; she was the longtime friendly face in the Men’s department, before working in finances. Later, she was employed by the City of Fitchburg Public School System in food service for many years. She was an active member of the Ladies of St. Anne in Fitchburg.
Pauline loved bowling and visiting the casino with her husband. They always looked forward to their winters in Sarasota, FL, where they enjoyed spending time with friends. Family was most important to Pauline, and she treasured time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her children; Nicholas F. Freda and wife Cynthia of Rindge, NH, Paula Burdell and husband Kevin of Winchendon, David Freda of Fitchburg; Anne-Marie Franz and husband Manfred of Fitchburg; grandchildren, Ashley Rice, Tiffany Fibich, Nicholas Freda, Christopher Burdell, Alisha Kaliviotis, Thomas Burdell, Erick Freda, Jacob Freda, Samantha Franz, Melissa Franz, Gregory Franz, and Michael Franz & 12 great grandchildren.