Michael A. Frates, 53
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August 26, 1959 - December 09, 2012
LEOMINSTER -- Michael A. Frates 53, of Leominster and formerly of Freetown, died unexpectedly Sunday December 9, 2012 in Leominster Hospital. He was born on August 26, 1959 in Freetown, MA, was the son of Joseph and the late Janet (Forcier ) Frates. He was a graduate of Apponiquit High School, and UMass Dartmouth where he earned a Bachelor's Degree. He worked for Michaels' Arts and Crafts as the manager Chelmsford where he was recently transferred, and had worked in the Leominster store for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years Gayle (Montembault) Frates of Leominster, his father Joseph Frates of Freetown, MA, his son Patrick Frates of Leominster, a brother Steven Frates and his wife Anne of Dartmouth, MA, two cousins Sandy L'Heureux, and Diane Morris, many other nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother Janet (Forcier) Frates.
FRATES -- Calling hours will be Friday night December 14, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Wright-Roy Funeral Home, 109 West Street, Leominster, MA. The funeral will be held Saturday December 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John Newman Church, 157 Middleboro Road East, Freetown, MA and burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in New Bedford, MA. To light a candle, sign the guestbook or send a message of condolence please visit www.wrightroyfuneralhome.com
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2012