On September 5, Kevin Frechette passed away at the too-young age of 52. He was a longtime Republican legislative aide who became one of New Jersey’s top public relations executives. Kevin left behind his only son Kyle Frechette, who is a Junior at Ramapo College.

Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media

Today, State Senator Jennifer Beck announced the creation of the ‘Frechette Scholarship Fund’ to help pay for Kyle’s tuition, room and board.

In a letter to Kevin’s friends and supporters, Beck writes, “I am sure many of you had the chance to get to know Kevin -- kind, witty, incredibly funny, ridiculously generous and very, very proud.  Kevin was the kind of person who never asked for help, even when he truly needed it. I am therefore asking for your help for his son Kyle, who still has two years of college ahead. Thank you for your consideration. Kevin was such a good man and I, along with many others, miss him dearly.”

Anyone wishing to help can write a check out to the not-for-profit foundation, Ramapo College Foundation. It must be noted on the check that the contribution is for the ‘Frechette Scholarship Fund. All contributions can be mailed to:  Ramapo College Foundation,505 Ramapo Valley Road,Mahwah,New Jersey07430.  Questions can be directed to Cathy Davey, Ramapo College Foundation, 201-684-7615.