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Fred Etheridge 1944 - 2010

Bob Denoncourt, Mederic (Boo)Harnois, Fred Etheridge at PeeWee Harnois's. Note the Don Stover poster in the back. Many New England acts played in this room

 

A take off on the Country Gentlemen's Traveler album. Fred Etheridge paddling with his Martin, Bob pointing the way, and George Woodmunsie hoping he wouldn't rock the boat. George was afraid of water but was such a good sport about this.

 




20/20 Vision and Walking Around Blind.
Jimmy Martin would be proud.

Smokey Greene's Festival  Upstate New York
Fred, Bob, Freddie, Jr

About 30 years later (September 2002) at Bill Hall's camp

Click here     to go to view more photos taken at Bill's camp

Bob Denoncourt, Fred Etheridge, Rolling Rock, Bill Hall (Northwind), Bob's son Jim Denoncourt (Wild Horse Drive - Reno, NV Click here  )

Fred Etheridge and Bill Hall of Northwind and Fred's son Jeff.


Jim Carrara, Fred, Fred's cousin Bill Hall, Bob Denoncourt

Gerry Harnois, Jim, Fred, Bill

Fred and his cousin Bill Hall.   Click here to go to the Bill Hall Website

Fred, Bill, Bob

You think this is funny??? Just wait....

Hold him Gerry...I'm going to give him a big smooch!!

Seven years later - June 2009 - at Sam Tidwell's house.
John Stey, Sam, Fred, Bob Denoncourt, Myrna Riquier

Timberlyne
Bill Hall [left] and Fred [right]

Pine Creek Bluegrass
This picture is on their site.
Jim Beaver, Fred Etheridge, Sal Sauco, Mike Volatile, Nannette Addesso

Fred on stage at tribute for Sam Tidwell June 2009

John Stey hustling off stage, Fred, Bob Denoncourt, Bill Kimball, Sam Tidwell
Bob, Bill, and Sam were 3/4 of the Kennebec Valley Boys in Maine.

Fred and his son Jeff
Frederick E. Etheridge Sr.
- January 12, 1944 - October 1, 2010 STERLING -
Frederick E. Etheridge Sr., 66, of Gibson Hill Road, died Friday at home. He was the husband of Patricia (Epstein) Etheridge; they were married October 20, 1981. He was born in Oneco on January 12, 1944 the son of Gertrude (Tinkham) Etheridge of Plainfield and the late George Etheridge.
Mr. Etheridge had been employed for many years as a furniture maker, antique dealer and as a wholesaler supplier of Mountain Laurel to Carbone Florist and Jewett City Greenhouse.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Plainfield. 
He was an accomplished musician playing the guitar, mandolin, upright bass and fiddle. He loved bluegrass music and played in three bluegrass bands.
Besides his wife and mother he is survived by his sons, Frederick E. Etheridge II and wife Tammy of Oneco, Jeffrey A. Etheridge and wife Cara of Eureka, IL, Johnny L. Zaccaria and wife Maria of Warwick, RI, Brian D. Frenette and Tabitha Ouellette of Oneco and Jamie A. Frenette of Moosup, seventeen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and was predeceased by his brother Bruce Etheridge.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service on October 9, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at Cedar Swamp Cemetery, Cedar Swamp Road, Sterling. There are no calling hours. Tillinghast Funeral Home, 25 Main Street, Central Village is in charge of arrangements.
The Bluegrass community lost Fred and his cousin Bill Hall same year - 2010



You Tube Video: Bill Hall and Northwind - With Fred Etheridge



Bluegrass Cafe Blog: Fred's passing



Bluegrass Cafe Blog: Bill's passing


Pine Creek Bluegrass Band Site

Fred a host of the Sam Tidwell Tribute

Facebook: Still Picking
Roger (Bill) Hall

75, of Rocky Hill Road, North Scituate, died Tuesday at home. He was the husband of Gertrude M. (Berube) Hall. They were married for 53 years.
Born in Smithfield, a son of the late Warren R. and Mildred (Tinkham) Hall, He lived in North Scituate, previously living in Cumberland.
Mr. Hall was an experimental machinist with The Foxboro Company for 35 years until retiring.

He was a well known Blue Grass musician, songwriter and Band Leader and he was recently accepted as one of the 200 original Pioneers of Bluegrass by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA).
He is also survived by his children, Allen T. Hall of Ellington, CT, Linda M. Irish of Warwick, Sharon R. Matthews of Scituate and Deborah B. Hall of Cumberland; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, and a sister, Carol Hall of Scituate. He was the father of the late James A. Hall.

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