Mrs. Fredette was born March 13, 1924, daughter of the late Clara and John Collins.

She was a graduate of Harding High School and Saint Vincent's School of Nursing both in Bridgeport. She held an associate degree in sociology from Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport.

In 1998, she retired from a long career as a public health nurse with the city of Bridgeport. In 2003 she moved from Bridgeport to New Milford, where she spent her remaining years.

Mrs. Fredette is survived by three daughters, Gail and her life-partner Cloe Barsotti of New Milford, Beth Roston and her husband David of Ashford, and Pamm Meyer and her husband Michael of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren, Caitlin, Chelsea, Rebecca, Lauren, Debra and Donna; five great-grandchildren, Michael, Alyssa, Jake, Chloe and Amanda; three sisters, Hilda Miller and Claire Leslie of Branford, and Marlene Sweitzer of Monroe.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Catherine Nelson and Agnes Bartrom; and two brothers, Wallace Collins and John Collins.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to New Milford VNA Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776.