BRAINTREE, Mass. – Robert E. "Bob" Frazier of Braintree, Mass., passed away Nov. 16, 2012, at the age of 89.
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Beloved husband of 67 years of Mary A. (Ryan) Frazier. Loving father of Mary Martin and her husband, Harvey, of Milford, Mass.; Robert E. Frazier Jr. of Hanover, Mass.; Carol Kippenhan of Braintree, Mass., and the late George Kippenhan; Joanne Hinnendael and her husband, Jay, of Warner; Kathy McCleary and her husband, Dennis, of Abington, Paul Frazier, Retired Police Chief the Braintree Police Department, and his former wife, Susan Purpura, both of Braintree, Mass.; Patty Rich and her husband, Charlie, of Hanson; Susan Wakelin and her husband, Steve, of Abington, Mass.; James Frazier of Whitman, Mass.; and Eileen Dudenhoeffer and her husband, Andy, of Vienna, Va. Son of the late Henry and Hazel (Delory) Frazier. Devoted brother of Barbara Shea of Hingham, Mass.; Helen Ewell of Bridgewater, Mass.; and the late John Frazier, William Frazier, Pauline Julian, Rita Brennan and Joe Frazier. Dear grandfather of Debbie and Steven, Amy, George, PJ and Bobby, Sarah and Emily, Denny, Mikey and Katy, Jenny and Katie, Chris, Allison and Joe, Emily, Steve and Bridget, Nick and Molly, Kelly, John and Max. Great-grandfather of Ryan and Matthew, Ryan, Patrick and Molly, Mary, Scotty, Henry and Chloe, Graham and Anna, Caroline, Evangeline and Catherine. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Bob grew up on Factory Hill in East Braintree, Mass., and was educated in the Braintree Schools.
Bob was in the CCC Camp in Warner, N.H., before enlisting in the US Marine Corps where he served for 27 months during WWII in the Pacific Theater. After the war, Bob went to work at the Fore River Ship Yard and then became a master plumber.
Bob served in Public Service in the town of Braintree as town meeting member, on the Board of Health, selectman for 16 years and as state Representative. Bob was a life member of the American Legion Post 86, Knights of Columbus, VFW, Holy Name Society, Braintree Rotary, Braintree Board of Trade and Coached Little League. Bob was also the former town of Braintree highway superintendent.
Bob was proud of his service in the Marine Corps, a standard that he held throughout his life and instilled in his family. He was a member of the GREATEST GENERATION that ever lived.
Bob will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known him.
Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob's name to the
, 480 Pleasant St.,Watertown, MA 02472 or Marines Toys for Tots Foundation, 21 Drydock Ave, Boston, MA 02210.
Reposing at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree until 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree, Mass. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours are Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Braintree Cemetery. Braintree, Mass.
For additional information, directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit www.cartwrightfuneral.com.
Published in The Concord Monitor from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2012