Obituary: Dorathea (Munoz) Fraser

Visiting hours will be held 5 to 8 p.m. today at Norton Memorial Funeral Home.

Dorathea (Munoz) Fraser, 78, of Norton, passed away in the presence of her family, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton.

She was the wife of the late Francis J. Fraser Sr., to whom she was wed on April 1, 1954 and who died March 24, 2006.

Born in Fairbury, Nebraska on Feb. 6, 1934, she was daughter of the late Valentine and Alberta (Reese) Munoz. She grew up and was educated in Nebraska and for the past 54 years had made her home in Norton.

Mrs. Fraser was a dedicated homemaker to her family, and when younger, while living in Nebraska, had worked for a photography studio taking pictures for newspapers and special events.

A communicant of in Norton, Dorathea was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. She, along with her late husband enjoyed watching the games together. She was also talented in scrap booking, of which several of her albums pertained to sports.

Dorathea’s other hobbies included painting, sketching and reading. She also enjoyed collecting angel memorabilia and music boxes, but most of all spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Josephine Derby and her husband Richard of Attleboro, Theresa L. Fraser of Florida, Francis J. Fraser, Jr. and his wife Suzanne of Wisconsin and Jonathan J. Fraser of Norton; her grandchildren Michael Derby, Elisha Derby, Matthew Derby, Nathaniel Fraser, Jessica Fraser and Benjamin Fraser; her great-grandaughter Dakota Fraser; her sister Toni; and her many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by nine siblings.

Her Funeral, to which relatives and friends are invited to attend, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. at the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St., followed by a Mass of Christian burial celebrated 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 1 Power St. Burial will follow in the Norton Common Cemetery, Norton.

Visiting hours will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at .

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorathea’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.


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