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Fairlawn Mortuary

180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA

OBITUARY

Geraldine Frates

February 8, 1944May 11, 2017
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Geraldine Frates, 73, of Fairhaven passed away Thursday May, 11 2017 at her home surrounded by her family after fighting a brave and courageous battle with cancer.

Gerri was born in New Bedford to the late Lena Almy and the late William Mello. Gerri was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church Fairhaven. Gerri graduated from Dartmouth High School in 1961, and was very active in the reunion committee. She retired in 2006 after 25 years as a budget analyst as Southcoast Hospitals.

In her retirement, she volunteered at the Fairhaven Senior Center and was very active in the community.

Gerri enjoyed spending time with her 6 grandsons, Jeremy and his wife Lauren, Justin, and Jared Furtado, Paul Jr., Joshua, Timothy Mattos and her pride and joy, her great grandson Brayden Mattos.

Gerri was survived by her beloved husband, John Frates and her 2 devoted daughters, Kicia Furtado and Kelly Thomas and her husband Michael Thomas, two brothers, William Mello and Christian Almy, and one sister Dorothy Martin and many nieces and nephews that were very dear to her heart.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 9:00AM in WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719 followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM in St. Mary’s Church, Main Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. Visitation Monday from 4:00 to 7:00PM. Burial Private. Contributions in her honor may be made to: American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Friends and relatives invited. For tributes and online registration: www.waring-sullivan.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 15, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

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Cynthia Boulds

May 22, 2017

Ernie and I would like to send our condolences to Gerri's family. I've only known Gerri for a short time, but she was such a friendly and an endearing person. She made you feel comfortable being near her. Gerri made me feel like a member of her family.
Love, Cynthia Boulds

May 16, 2017

Dottie, Gerri was a kind and caring person and will be missed.
My deepest sympathy to you and the rest of the family.
Rita Pereira

Sally Boudreau

May 16, 2017

Dear Jack, Kicia, Kelly, Dotty and family. It is with a heavy heart I send you my condolences. Gerri was the best and everyone that met her was instantly drawn to her genuine friendly nature.
I will miss her. Gerri my friend Rest in Peace until we meet again!

donna Majndle

May 16, 2017

So Sorry for your loss R.I.P Gerry

Karen Peterson-Dagnall

May 15, 2017

Jack, Kicia, Kelly and family, my deepest sympathies. Gerri truly was an incredible woman - smart, incredibly thoughtful and kind. She made Budget & Finance work fun, we laughed until we cried sometimes; I can still hear her laugh. I will truly miss her.

Joanne Borges

May 15, 2017

So sorry for your loss. A better friend can not be found. Gerri was the best. May she Rest In Peace. Hope she's there when I pass. Looking forward to one of our gab feast. Much love. XO

Maria Brigida-Gil

May 15, 2017

Dear Jack, Kicia,Kelly,and family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Geri and I worked together for 9 years just budgeting around and she made that fun!!!!!! Sweet, kind, and compassion, not to mention funny. Geri is not dead, she just passed from this world into eternal life. There's going to be a great reunion some day.
Rest in peace Geri,
Love Maria

Curt Gray

May 15, 2017

Very sorry and saddened to hear of Gerri's passing. I worked with her for many years at Southcoast. With her great sense of humor she made me laugh every day. She will be missed.

Nancy

May 15, 2017

Everyone should have a friend like I had with Gerri! She was such a beautiful and wonderful friend! I will miss her VERY MUCH!!

May 14, 2017

May God's loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very sad time Psalms 29:11

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