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You can eliminate the GFI on the refrigerator circuit, but it costs a little bit to do it. You just replace all of the outlets ahead of that one (all of the ones being fed from the initial GFI) with their own GFI receptacles. This requires you to wire each GFI receptacle on the line side only. Leave the refrigerator receptacle alone (do not install a GFI at that location). GFI receptacles have gotten pricey, but you can purchase them in 3 packs at Home Depot for $37 or so. I have always hated it when electricians do not wire those circuits correctly - any electrician who has been doing it for just a few years should know the correct way to do it. The garage should ALWAYS have its own 20 amp circuit with a GFI, as should each bathroom.Everything in the garage circuit is on a GFI, including the garage door openers.
If you have a GFI breaker in your panel, then you will have to do even more to isolate that refrigerator outlet (install a standard breaker, then install GFI receptacles at each location except for the refrigerator). My explanation for everything may sound complicated, but it is actually pretty easy to do.
P.S. Forgot about another option - just have someone run a couple of 20 amp circuits to the garage and install them with no GFI receptacles.