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Carole Fredrickson

October 4, 1947 — December 11, 2021

Carole Adams Fredrickson passed away on December 11, 2021, after a painful battle with cancer. She was 74. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral on December 20, at 10:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Carole is survived by her husband, A.J. Paul Fredrickson II; sister, Joni Adams Branch and husband Steve; son, Brian Hutchinson, his wife, Lara, and grandchildren, Courtney and Joshua; son, John Hutchinson, his wife, Debbie, and her grandchildren, Katie, Lisa and Jhann; daughter, Lisa Gossett, and her grandson, Killian; daughter, Stephanie Foust, her husband, Todd, and her grandchildren, Andrew Esposito, Madison Amaya and her husband Rafa, and Gabrielle Foust; daughter, Stephanie Lienhard, her husband, Andrew; and son, A.J. Paul “John” Fredrickson III.  She is preceded in death by her parents, John D. and Maudie Lee “Penny” Adams; son-in-law Larry Gossett; and her beloved granddaughter Caroline Frances Esposito.

Carole was born in Denham Springs on October 4, 1947. She attended Doyle High School and LSU. She is a longtime resident of Baton Rouge. Carole deeply loved her family, friends, fashion, décor and travel. She also loved chandeliers, shoes and hats. She once took down all of her ceiling fans and replaced them with chandeliers while Paul was playing golf. He was not amused. Her shoe collection was so massive that she was once the subject of an inRegister article titled, “If the shoe fits, Carole Fredrickson probably owns it.”

Carole took great pride in her philanthropy and her work, as fundraising and fashion were her flair. In addition to her involvement with the Baton Rouge Cancer Society and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Carole served as a longtime chairwoman of the Baton Rouge Symphony League’s Mad Hatters Fashion Show and Luncheon. She was also a top salesperson for W by Worth clothing.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge or the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Carole’s family would like to thank Drs. Daniel LaVie, Charles Wood and their staff members for their care, along with longtime family friend Father Frank Uter.

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