Virginia Frenette

Obituary of Virginia S. Frenette

Tupper Lake resident Ginny Frenette, 93, died peacefully Wednesday evening, Jan. 26, 2022. Virginia (Ginny) Stanton was born in 1928 in Little Falls. She received her B.S. from St. Lawrence University in 1949. She was a member of the SLU Ski Team where she met her husband, William C. Frenette. Bill and Ginny married and moved to Tupper Lake where they raised eight children: Charlie (Helen), Cindy (Bob Lewis), Mimi, Ellen (Jon Garcia), Pam, Aimee, Andree (Randy Sapp) and Nicole (Jody Winch). Ginny was predeceased by her husband, Bill, in 2007. Ginny led a dynamic life filled with love for her family, the Adirondacks, and a passion for skiing. Ginny was a charter member of the Big Tupper Ski Patrol and a long-term member of the Big Tupper Ski School. She gave multiple generations the joy of a lifetime of skiing. She was known for her exuberant yodeling as she skied the trails, as well as her infectious smile, great sense of humor, and kind, compassionate spirit. Ginny traveled extensively around the world. She raced canoes, was an early ADK 46er, and spent as much time as possible in woods and waters near and far. She cherished her Adirondack experiences with family and friends the most. She was a lifelong teacher in the classrooms of Tupper Lake Central School. Ginny was an active member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church; she loved singing in the choir. She actively volunteered and supported multiple causes in her beloved community. She leaves eight grandchildren: Zachary Frenette (Jamie Glater), Jaime Meade, Nathan Lewis (Amanda Amell), Makana Garcia, Maile and Everett Sapp, Hayden (Erin Higgins) and Liam LaMere and three great grandchildren (Oliver Frenette, Berlyn and Livia Meade). A memorial service is being planned for summer.
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