Saturday, April 9, 2011

Saddened to learn of the Passing of Michael W. Frechette My Classmate at the University of Rhode Island

The Pastore Chemical Laboratory seen above was my home from January 1972 until January 1974 when I was a masters student at the University of Rhode Island.  In this internet era, I have successfully reconnected with many people from my past.  It is fun to recall many of experiences from all those yeas ago.  I have had some difficulty reconnecting with my fellow graduate students at URI.  It is relatively easy to find people with unique names.

For some reason tonight I decided to search for my old friend Mike Frechette.  I remember playing baseball with him outside the chemistry building all those years ago.  The last time I saw him was at his wedding in September 1973.  He married Karen Koerner who was one of his students..  I knew that shortly after he received his doctorate he was appointed Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.  When I googled him tonight I discovered his obituary.  He passed away in October 2008 at the age of 60.  My belated condolences to his family.

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