Dorothy Fratamico Williams

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SCRANTON — Dorothy Fratamico Williams, 88, a resident of South Scranton, died Thursday morning, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania, after an illness. She was the widow of Donald Williams, who died in 1953.

She was born in Scranton on Oct. 28, 1925, a daughter of the late Arthur and Margaret Turner Fratamico. She completed the commercial course and graduated from Scranton Technical High School. She also attended the Wharton School.

She was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Parish, the South Side Senior Center, the Dunmore Senior Center, the Downtown Senior Center, the After 50 Club and the Friendly Senior. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Great Northern Distributors, formerly Anthracite News Company.

The family thanks the staff of the Jewish Home, especially the staff of the fourth floor, for all their kindness and compassionate care.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Beverley Byington; and a brother, Gerald Turner.

Surviving are a sister, Shirley Gercak, Exeter; two brothers, Frank Fratamico, South Scranton, and Arthur Fratamico and his wife, Josephine, Old Forge; nieces and nephews; her dear friend, Helen Venia, Dunmore.

The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 630 Genet St., Scranton. Interment will follow in the Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For additional funeral information or directions, go to

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Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc
436 Cedar Ave Scranton, PA 18505
(570) 343-2212
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Published in Times Leader from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2013
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