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Frederick B. Brehant

May 30, 1928 ~ June 11, 2022 (age 94)

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Frederick B. Brehant, 94, of Hebron, passed away peacefully in his home on the early morning of Saturday, June 11, 2022. Born May 30, 1928, in Hebron, CT; he was the son of the late Frederick J. and Ethel (Rogers) Brehant. Growing up in Hebron, he attended the Hebron Center School, which is now the Legion Hall. He used to walk to and from school and would often walk-through puddles which forced his teachers to send him home (well played Fred). He later went on to graduate from Windham High school in 1946, and then attended Windham Technical School where he trained to be an auto mechanic. In 1950 he was drafted into the Army during The Korean War. He served honorably and was engaged in combat for a total of 11 months and 21 days. In 1955 he married his wife, the lovely Carolyn Dunnack, Frederick’s parents gave them the orchard lot off of their property, the newlywed couple built their house on that plot of land and settled down to raise their family. He worked from 1959 to 1988 at Hebron Wood Products as a cabinet maker and salesclerk. In 1989 he worked as a clerk for Marlborough Country Barn. Growing up Frederick learned the Blacksmith trade from his father, and around 1960 he opened his own shop at his home in Hebron. 

Frederick was a lifelong resident of Hebron and took pride in being a part of his local community, he volunteered as a Cub Scouts Leader, was a member of the committee that organized the first Hebron Harvest Fair and was also honored to be the first recipient of The Hebron Lifetime Citizen of The Year award in 1984. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Brehant; son Freddy and wife Terry Brehant; granddaughters Sara-Beth Brehant and husband Michael Grondin, and Kathy Brehant, all of Hebron; sisters Dorothy Taggart of Hebron and Winifred Chase of Willimantic; and numerous other extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his sisters Barbara Burks and Bertha Fontaine. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, June 18, from 10 to 11 AM, with memorial service at 11 AM directly at the Baptist Fellowship Church, 195 Route 6 in Columbia, CT.  For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com   

 


Services

Visitation
Saturday
June 18, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Baptist Fellowship Church
195 Route 6 in Columbia, CT
Columbia, CT 06237

Memorial Service
Saturday
June 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Baptist Fellowship Church
195 Route 6 in Columbia, CT
Columbia, CT 06237

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