Fernand “Fred” Victor Coderre, 91, born in Claremont, NH, on Aug. 19, 1928, the son of Armand and Rose (Gerard) Coderre, passed away peacefully at Kimberly Hall in Windsor, CT, on November 9, 2019, after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). He resided in Hartford and East Hartford, CT, from 1953 to 1989. He lived in Charlestown and Claremont, NH, between 1989 and 2013; when in failing health, he returned to CT to be close to his daughter.
From 1948 through 1950, Fred proudly served under Admiral Forrest P. Sherman on the heavy cruiser U.S.S. Albany in the US Sixth Fleet Mediterranean, where he acted as a French translator aboard ship, and at the Groton Naval Station, Groton, CT. After discharge from the Navy, Fred worked for United Technologies (Pratt and Whitney Aircraft) in East Hartford, CT, for 36 years as a jet engine plater. He retired in 1989.
He loved traveling extensively throughout Europe and the Caribbean.
He also loved gourmet cooking, fine dining, fine wine, opera and
classical music. He was an avid reader and spoke fluent French (France).
All of these loves and gifts, he also imparted to his daughter.
Surviving him are his beloved daughter, Deborah Coderre Woodman, and her husband William Woodman of East Hartland, CT; two sisters, Juliette Brunelle of Unity and Lucille Darby of Ossining, NY; seven nieces and two nephews.
He was predeceased by two children; a daughter, Lucinda Coderre and an infant boy Coderre; two sisters, Marie Jeanne Owens and Monique Bedard and his nephew, George Neil Maincent.
Friends may call at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street,
Claremont, NH from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, November 14th.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church on Friday, morning, November 15th at 11 a.m. with the Very Rev. Shawn Therrien VG officiating. Burial will follow in St Mary’s Cemetery.
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