PLAINVILLE - Alfreda "Freda" (Aubut) Rossignol passed peacefully in her sleep at the age of ninety-nine on Monday, June 12, 2023, at Avon Health Center in Avon, CT. She was the daughter of the late Alfred and Robertine (Thibault) Aubut and the beloved wife of the late Roger Rossignol (1917-1984).
Freda is survived by her two sons and their spouses - Donald and Patricia Rossignol, and
Andre and Tracie Rossignol. She was known as Meme to her grandchildren - Scott (Kati)
Rossignol, Stacey (Jamie) Mahoney, Amy Rossignol, and Audrey Rossignol, as well as her great grandchildren - Caden, Ella, Emma, and Julia. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Iris Aubut of Ottawa, Canada. Freda was predeceased by her brothers Lionel, Gerard, and Germain Aubut, as well as sisters Simone Herbert, Juliette Cormier, Georgette Picard, Noella Bard, Germaine Baxter, and Blanche Nadeau.
Born in St. Martin, New Brunswick, Canada, Freda lived on the family farm until her family moved to Edmundston, NB when she was thirteen. After high school she worked as a Milner in her sister's hat shop. Freda and Roger were married on June 18, 1949, in Edmundston NB. The following year they moved to New Britain, CT where they started their family, then to Plainville, CT in 1960 where they raised their family.
Freda was proud of her French-Canadian heritage and loved to tell stories of her life in Canada and returned for many summer vacations to visit with her family. A devout Catholic, she worked as a Nurses Aide at New Britain General Hospital, as well as several local nursing homes over her 30-year career. She was a skilled seamstress and made most of her grandchildren's Halloween costumes when they were young. Freda was also highly creative with knitting, crocheting, painting, and ceramics, the family treasures her creations. She enjoyed singing with the chorus at Village Gate in Farmington, CT where she lived for eight years before moving to Avon Health Center, her trademark songs were a solo Silent Night and La Vie En Rose, both in French. Freda mostly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, Sunday dinners, and treasure hunting at tag sales. She leaves a legacy of courage, strength, sacrifice, and love of her family.
Services will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at Our Lady of Mercy Church at 94 Broad St, Plainville, CT. A viewing and reception will be held in the church vestibule beginning at 10:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in the sanctuary. Burial will follow at St Joseph Cemetery at 169 Farmington Ave in Plainville. Bailey Funeral Home in Plainville, CT is overseeing arrangements. In leu of flowers the family request donations be made to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital or the charity of your choice.
The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff at Avon Health Center for their
wonderful and compassionate care provided to Freda during her final years.