Peter Michael Frenquelle

Peter Michael Frenquelle of Alexandria, Virginia passed away at Reston Hospital at age 47 after a prolonged illness.

Peter was born to Frank and Carolyn (Rondeau) Frenquelli on August 28, 1969 in Cambridge, Mass. and lived most of his youth in Port Charlotte, Florida graduating in 1990 from the University of South Florida with a B.A. degree in Political Science and a Minor in International Studies. He moved to the Washington D.C. metro area to serve initially as an intern in the office of Florida Senator Bob Graham, and began career work as a legislative analyst/ Capitol Hill lobbyist for the Motorcycle Industry Council trade association, as an employee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and TSA contractor, and often volunteered for Republican political campaigns.  Attending night school at the Catholic University of America to complement his government relations professional work and political activities, Peter graduated from the Columbus School of Law with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 2000.

He was active in his earlier years in Virginia at McLean Bible Chapel in their Frontline ministry and later attended Capitol Baptist Church in Annandale where he became the Associate Director of the “Losing to Live” Health & Wellness 10 week program that was developed and nationally marketed by his Pastor Steve Reynolds.

Peter greatly enjoyed working in that Christian Ministry program for several years until this past August 2016 when he required an emergency hospitalization and subsequent long term care with dialysis at Dulles Health and Rehab in Herndon, Virginia. He suddenly and unexpectedly became very ill on March 29, 2017 and was transferred to Reston Hospital where he went home to be with the Lord on March 31 with his father Frank, Pastor Reynolds, and friends from Capitol Baptist at his side.

Peter’s hobby that he pursued with great passion and joy over the years involved owning/ displaying at weekend car shows such classics as a Corvette, Ford Mustang, and a Chevy Monte Carlo, restoring a “Dukes of Hazzard” Dodge Charger, attending/ following NASCAR racing, and even working as a car salesman for two auto dealerships.  

Peter is survived by his retired Defense Contractor father, Frank, of Littleton, Colorado and will be fondly remembered by his many friends in Virginia and Florida as bright, caring, cheerful, enthusiastic, and forever optimistic.

Memorial contributions may be made to the international charity which is providing relief support to persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

A Memorial Service celebrating Peter’s life will be held in Virginia at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 22, at Capitol Baptist Church, 3504 Gallows Rd, Annandale, VA 22003.

At a later date to be announced, a second Memorial Service will be held at the Restlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Port Charlotte, Florida where his ashes will be laid to rest near those of his Mother Carolyn, Grandmother Ruth, and Grandfather Walter.


6 Responses to Peter Michael Frenquelle

  1. Tabitha Burhite says:

    Peter M. Frenquelle
    August 28, 1969 ~
    March 31, 2017

    I first met Pete Frenquelle when I started dating his best friend Brad in 1995. He was a dear friend and had a heart of gold for helping others. Our selfish earthly bodies grieve the loss of our friend. My faith in Jesus Christ and knowing that Pete had accepted Christ allows me to rejoice in the welcoming home that he received when he entered Heaven. Rest well my friend we will see you again someday.
    Tabitha, Brad, Baylee and Noah

  2. Brenda Guzey says:

    I met Peter at a workshop at the JCC. In that one time meeting, Peter conveyed his warm and kind spirit. We became FB friends only so I didn’t know him well, but
    his spirit had a profound effect on me. I’ll never forget him.

  3. Herbert Galyen says:

    I’m so sorry to here prayers go out to his family. I only knew him on Facebook. I know him because I looked him up as the second owner of a 68 dodge charger he use to own .I think he was excited that I was restoring the car fact I just got the car back on road.I know he would have been excited the car is almost done.I also looked forward to his posts.Always something about in piece Peter.I know you will be missed.

  4. Sandy Jones says:

    Tabitha, thank you for directing me to this page. I am a friend of Pete’s father, and I met Pete when I was staying with my sister in Arlington. I knew Pete was very talented, but until I read this, I had no I idea just how talented, and how hard he worked and how much he accomplished! Of course all that pales in comparison to the person Pete was. He was a dear person, very kind and sensitive, and honest and conscientious like his father. He was a precious light, still shining brightly, just in another place.

  5. Laura Kowalski Linden says:

    I met Peter at a networking event many years ago. He was always kind, well-dressed, polite, curious, and very giving. I enjoyed him very much. My condolences at your loss.

  6. Karena Laubinger says:

    Dear Peter,

    I met you on Facebook where we became friends after you so fervently and eloquently defended the Biblical concept of traditional marriage in a thread online. Over the next few years, in kindness, you would always comment on my posts and I was honored that you did. I admit you and I didn’t always agree when the topic turned to the 2016 presidential election, but the sparring in which we engaged was always invigorating and stimulating – Peter, you were SO intelligent and caring. I feel a bit sad that often my other friends would take you on if we disagreed. I feel very sad that we will never spar again, for it was enlightening and always ended well. I know, too, that your life ended well, for eternity welcomed you with beautiful and loving arms…

    God bless you, Peter.


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