R 149
2015 -- H 5964
Enacted 03/24/2015

H O U S E   R E S O L U T I O N

Introduced By: Representatives Casey, Morin, and Phillips
Date Introduced: March 24, 2015

     WHEREAS, Norman G. Frechette is a highly respected and widely admired resident of
the City of Woonsocket, who has served the people of the city in myriad capacities over the
course of his lifetime; and
     WHEREAS, Committed to helping others and his community, Mr. Frechette has
diligently served for 46 continuous years on the Woonsocket Zoning Board of Review. From
1969 through 2015, he was unanimously reappointed by the twenty-two elected Woonsocket City
Councils for whom he has served; and
     WHEREAS, Mr. Norman Frechette has also served for 15 years as the Chairman of the
Woonsocket Zoning Board of Review, and was the Vice Chair for four years. During his tenure
with the Board, he has worked under ten elected Mayors, the first of whom was former Mayor A.
Edgar Lussier; and
     WHEREAS, In addition, Mr. Frechette was the President of the Rhode Island Zoning
Board of Review Association for two years, and President of the Rhode Island Blasters
Association for forty years; and
     WHEREAS, Norman Frechette is married to the love of his life, Audrey Frechette, who
has always proclaimed that "Norman is the voice of common sense and votes on zoning
applications with his conscience"; and
     WHEREAS, There is no doubt that Norman G. Frechette, an honest and steadfast
gentleman, has set a standard for excellence in public service that is an inspiration to us all; now,
therefore be
     RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and
Providence Plantations hereby proclaims March 24, 2015 to be "Norman G. Frechette Day" in the
State of Rhode Island; and be it further
     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and hereby is authorized and directed to
transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to Mr. Norman G. Frechette.