OBITUARY

Charles "Don" Donald Frazer, Sr.

January 3, 1934March 7, 2019
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Charles Donald “Don” Frazer Sr. passed away unexpectedly from his battle with Alzheimer’s on March 7, 2019 at the age of 85. Don was born in Brighton Mass and lived in Norwell for 55 years before moving to Sugar Land, Texas in 2013. He is preceded in death by his father William Frazer, his mom Elizabeth Taggert, both of Ireland, his brothers Billy, Joe Walter and Freddy. He is survived by his wife Lucy, his sister Francis, his daughter Donna-Jean, his two son’s Rob and Charlie, their spouses Mike, Marianne, and Julie, many beloved nieces and nephews, 5 grand children - Amanda, Robbie, Sarah, Kayla and Andrew and his great granddaughter Avery. Don met the love of his life Lucy Orrock in 1952 and they married in 1957. He grew up playing the trumpet and was a huge Jazz and Big Band enthusiast. He was a phenomenal whistler (you could hear him all over the neighborhood), he loved to kid and joke around. He always had a snappy comeback, his sense of humor kept him going and kept those around him smiling. The second love of his life was to play golf. Don is a graduate of Boston Trade School (1952) and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1956 and was honorably discharged in 1962. After the army, he was employed at Grossman’s Lumber while attending night school at Bentley College where he graduated with a degree in Accounting. He then worked for Tubular Rivet in Braintree before working as a Cost Accountant for Knapp Shoes in Brockton, Mass. until he retired in 1991. A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon @ 2:00 pm at the Settagast-kopf Company @ Sugar Creek – 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77478. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to StJude.org

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  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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Charles "Don" Donald Frazer, Sr.

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Heather Frazer Kerrigan

March 13, 2019

My Uncle Don was a special Uncle. Even though he was from MA and later lived in TX and I was in CA, I always felt a special bond with him. His jokes were well-known in the family and at times he seemed to laugh more after his "funny" joke than we did after the corniness of it. He was my Dad's youngest brother and a favorite of my late parents. One time my Mom, Aunt Lucy, Uncle Don and myself took a road trip to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion. He attempted to pack the rental car trunk with our luggage but for such an intelligent person, things didn't go too well. I think we lost an hour or more of driving time over the problems with the luggage. We laughed hysterically over his frustration which probably made things worse. One night when walking from the lodge at the Grand Canyon after dinner back to our cabins, there was the sound of something running towards us in the dark. My beloved Uncle who was supposed to protect me, threw me in front of him yelling "what the hell was that?!?" It was a small herd of deer. We laughed so hard over his reaction, we couldn't get our cabin doors open. He was funny even when he wasn't telling a joke. He also gave advice and listened. My memories of him are very special and always include laughter. He will forever be missed and loved. Aunt Lucy, Rob, Marianne, Robbie, Amanda, Jose, Avery, Donna, Mike, Sarah, Greg, Charlie, Julie, Kayla & Andrew our thoughts are with you. Love to you all.
Heather Frazer Kerrigan

Heather Frazer Kerrigan

March 12, 2019

Uncle Don & Aunt Lucy
Frazer Christmas 2018

Susanne (Susie) Bell

March 12, 2019

Dear Auntie Lucy, DJ, Rob, Charlie and Families
I just wanted to share some thoughts that I've had over the last few days. I'm remembering the chats we used to have at family gatherings, how encouraging and interested he was in how I was doing. In more recent years before age and illness caught up to them, I look back very fondly at Uncle Don's frequent and welcome visits on a Saturday morning in Abington to see Mom. We'd have coffee and a few laughs, Mom, Dad, Ed and myself usually. He'd always leave us feeling better than when he arrived. I got a kick out of the friendship between Uncle Don and Dad, their morning golf dates at Rockland and their friendly rivalry to get the best prices at the grocery store. They were so funny. When Dad and Mom fell ill, he was so supportive. When he got up and spoke at Dad's service, it was so special and so appreciated, like he was the brother Dad never had. I know Mom loved him so much as did we all. With that incredible sense of humor and infectious laugh, I think he enjoyed telling the jokes as much as we loved hearing them. He was a special brother to Mom and Dad and a wonderful uncle. Even though the miles have separated us for a few years, the good memories remain. I will miss him. May God give you strength to face the days ahead and comfort you in your sorrow. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Sue

Heather Frazer Kerrigan

March 12, 2019

Frazer Christmas 2018
Heather & Uncle Don

Heather Kerrigan

March 12, 2019

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Biography

Charles Donald “Don” Frazer Sr. passed away unexpectedly from his battle with Alzheimer’s on March 7, 2019 at the age of 85. Don was born in Brighton Mass and lived in Norwell for 55 years before moving to Sugar Land, Texas in 2013.
He is preceded in death by his father William Frazer, his mom Elizabeth Taggert, both of Ireland, his brothers Billy, Joe Walter and Freddy.
He is survived by his wife Lucy, his sister Francis, his daughter Donna-Jean, his two son’s Rob and Charlie, their spouses Mike, Marianne, and Julie, many beloved nieces and nephews, 5 grand children - Amanda, Robbie, Sarah, Kayla and Andrew and his great granddaughter Avery.
Don met the love of his life Lucy Orrock in 1952 and they married in 1957. He grew up playing the trumpet and was a huge Jazz and Big Band enthusiast. He was a phenomenal whistler (you could hear him all over the neighborhood), he loved to kid and joke around. He always had a snappy comeback, his sense of humor kept him going and kept those around him smiling. The second love of his life was to play golf.
Don is a graduate of Boston Trade School (1952) and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1956 and was honorably discharged in 1962. After the army, he was employed at Grossman’s Lumber while attending night school at Bentley College where he graduated with a degree in Accounting. He then worked for Tubular Rivet in Braintree before working as a Cost Accountant for Knapp Shoes in Brockton, Mass. until he retired in 1991.

A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon @ 2:00 pm at the Settagast-kopf Company @ Sugar Creek – 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77478. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to StJude.org