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Margaret B. Frazier

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Margaret B. Frazier, 87, died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, Vt. She resided on Cummings Street. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Charles, on May 6, 1996.

Margaret was born on Aug. 19, 1919 in Union Springs, daughter of the late Charles Ambrose and Maude (Balcolm) Bradley. She graduated from the Union Springs Academy and Acadia University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a degree in home economics. Before moving to Hoosick Falls she lived and worked in the Chicago and Detroit areas.

In 1949 she moved to Hoosick Falls, where she married Charles. Margaret taught at Hoosick Falls High School from 1969 until 1984. While teaching at the school she was very involved with the Booster Club, cheerleading and the Honor Society. An award for scholar athlete is given annually in her name.

Margaret was very active in the community and a member of several organizations, including the Elks Lodge No. 178 Auxiliary, Historical Society, Garden Club, Kings Daughters, Little League, Home Bureau and scouting. Margaret was a den mother with the Cub Scouts and was a leader with the Girl Scouts, where she was also involved with the annual cookie sale. She was also a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Marilynne Johnson of Richmond, Vt.; three sons, Charles L. Frazier Jr. of Huntington, Vt., William Frazier of Mechanicville, and Robert Frazier of Hoosick Falls; a brother, Alfred Bradley of Pittsfield, Mass.; nine grandchildren, Erik, Karl and Kelly Johnson, Adam, Nicholas, Sean and Patrick Frazier, Mark and Kyle Pickett. Margaret was predeceased by a sister, Ann Elizabeth Frazier, and a brother, William Bradley.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 30, at 10:15 a.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St., in Hoosick Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street. Burial will follow the Mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hoosick Falls.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles L. Frazier Scholarship Fund through the funeral home. The Hoosick Falls Elks will conduct their services at the funeral home on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
Published in Bennington Banner from July 27 to July 28, 2007
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