Belchertown teenager Zachary Fraleigh remembers an amazing athlete and friend in his obituary

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BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) – Zachary Fraleigh’s obituary and service information has been released.

Fraleigh, 16, died on May 2 when the car he was driving crashed near North Washington Street in Belchertown.

In the obituary, Fraleigh was described as “an incredible teammate, player and friend”.

Fraleigh has been described as a talented soccer player with a passion for fitness. Fraleigh was a defenseman for the Belchertown varsity football team and the Boston Bolts West 05 ECRL team.

Fraleigh also has a passion for music. According to the obituary, Fraleigh learned to play the alto saxophone and taught himself the piano.

“Zach had a smile that would light up a room and an infectious laugh that no one could resist. He impacted people’s lives every day with his jokes, goofy personality, kindness, and compassion for others. He loved with all he had and inspired others to do the same. Although his sudden passing brings great sadness, Zach’s memories will forever be in our hearts. says the obituary.

Fraleigh is survived by her parents, Paul and Stephanie, her sister Alyssa and other relatives.

Visiting hours and a celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 14 from noon to 3 p.m. at Beers and Story Funeral Home in Belchertown, Mass.

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