Fred Etheridge 1944 – 2010

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

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.

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

Fred, Bill, Bob

Timberlyne – Bill Hall [left] and Fred [right}
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.
A wonderful friendship, Fred & Bob

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

Bob Denoncourt, Fred Etheridge, Bill Hall (Northwind), Bob’s son Jim Denoncourt (Wild Horse Drive – Reno, NV Click here  )

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

Fred on stage at tribute for Sam Tidwell June 2009
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

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.
Ye olde fishin’ hole

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

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

Pine Creek Bluegrass
Jim Beaver, Fred Etheridge, Sal Sauco, Mike Volatile, Nannette Addesso

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.