Molly Hannah Fredette passed away unexpectedly of an inherited blood-clotting disorder February 3rd at her home in Sykesville, Maryland, with her husband Chris Esposito at her side.
The daughter of Margaret Boyles of Salisbury, New Hampshire, and David Fredette of Waltham, Maine, Molly grew up in Salisbury and attended Merrimack Valley schools. After graduating from MVHS, she moved to Albuquerque to attend the University of New Mexico, where she developed a taste for spicy food while studying political science/international relations and communications.
Summers, she worked as a lifeguard on Webster Lake in Franklin, then later as a lifeguard and swimming instructor for the Concord Parks and Recreation Department.
After graduation, she moved to Lima, Peru, where she lived for three years with a friend's family, learned Spanish, and taught English and North American culture at Langrow, a Peruvian language institute.
Molly returned home in 2001 and began a master's degree program at Plymouth State University, with concentrations in adult learning and applied linguistics, while working as an ESL instructor at Colby Sawyer College, then later at NHTI.
After graduation, she moved to Arlington, Virginia, to live with friends and took a position at National Louis University.
There, she met, and later married Chris, the love of her life, and they settled in suburban Howard County, Maryland.
In 2008, Molly began her career at Loyola University in Baltimore, where she directed and expanded The Study, Loyola's academic-support programs for undergraduate and graduate students.
"Molly was a person who epitomized grace, demonstrated a profound dedication to students, and lit a room up with her smile," said Mary Beth Mudric, Ph.D., assistant dean of undergraduate studies at Loyola. "She was a gift to all who have known her-a shining light, a beautiful example, and an amazing role model."
Throughout her life, Molly had a gift for teaching, mentoring, collaborating, and ensuring that people felt welcome and comfortable. She had a radiant smile and an infectious laugh. She was adventurous. She conjured innovative ways to solve problems.
Molly had a zest for life and a smile that would brighten the darkest of rooms. She would always approach the new person and make sure they felt welcome. She loved the simple things like being outside at the beach as well as pursey and sparkly things. She will be dearly missed.
Molly leaves her husband, her parents, her parents-in-law, Richard and Bernie Esposito, of Woodbine, Maryland, her friends Mark McWhiney of Salisbury, New Hampshire and Maureen Barrett of Waltham, Maine, many relatives and in-laws in Maryland, Vermont, New Mexico, Utah, California, Colorado and Washington State, as well as a multitude of friends, co-workers, and students who loved her. The Fredette-Esposito golden-mountain-doodles Finn and Maya are also grieving her loss.
Molly, we will see you again, but not yet... not yet... Eternal Love.
The family will hold a memorial service and celebration of Molly's life on April 15. Please contact the family for further details.
If you'd like to carry Molly's shining light forward, please consider contributing to the Senior Dog Sanctuary of Maryland, the Maryland Food Bank or GEDCO or any other worthy cause in her name.
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