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MARGARET THERESA (MCKENNA) FRAGA - SOUTH BURLINGTON - Margaret Theresa (McKenna) Fraga, passed away May 3, 2014, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born June 6, 1915, in New Bedford, Mass., to Charles and Elizabeth (Quirk) McKenna. She was one of 11 brothers and sisters. Margaret married Louis Fraga in 1945, in St. Lawrence Church in New Bedford. She was a member of Home Dem and Senior Citizens of South Burlington, and was a parishioner of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Left to cherish her memory are her seven children, Aloyse Rowley of Burlington, Louis (Linda) Fraga of Uxbridge, Mass., Margaret Fitzgerald of Colorado, Thomas (Eileen) of Winooski, Arlene (Michael) O'Rourke of Bakersfield, Francis (Janice) Fraga of Lincoln, and Christine (Peter) Thornton of Old Town; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Hugh McKenna of New Bedford, Mass.; brother-in-law, Dr. Norbert (Elsie) Fraga of New Bedford, Mass.; special nieces and nephews; and extended family and many friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband; seven sisters and two brothers. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Lodge at Shelburne Bay. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, South Burlington. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Winooski. Online condolences may be shared with the family at In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the VNA, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446; or a VNA Hospice of one's choice.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on May 6, 2014
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