Edward M. Frasier, 70
Longtime Eltingville resident retired from NYC Dept of Correction
Edward M. Frasier, 70, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, retired New York City Department of Correction captain, and longtime Eltingville resident, died Jan. 2 in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze, from complications of a stroke.
Born in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Mr. Frasier graduated from John Jay High School and began working in the construction trade as a tin knocker. He then became a city bus driver before joining the City Department of Correction. Mr. Frasier rose through the ranks during his distinguished 23-year career and retired as a captain in 2001.
He met his wife, the former Jacqueline Della Porte, at her Sweet 16 birthday party and the two later married at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary R.C. Church. The happy couple built a beautiful life during their 54 years together. They spent their early years raising their young family in Red Hook before settling in Eltingville in 1977. They relocated to Sunnyside in 2019.
Mr. Frasier had a lifelong passion for photography and enjoyed watching old movies. An avid gardener, he loved planting flowers and, in his older years, feeding birds. Forever a hippie at heart, he loved listening to 60s music, particularly the Beatles. Mr. Frasier loved sharing his passion for The Fab Four with his grandchildren. He also had an extensive coin collection. His favorite pastime was spoiling his grandchildren, singing them silly songs and telling them jokes.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jacqueline; his son, John Frasier, and his wife, Silvana; his daughter, Jaclyn Lebron; his daughter, Jillian Auer, and her husband, Douglas; and his seven grandchildren, Phoebe, Joseph, Lily, Mia, Mikayla, Violet and Jack.
The viewing will be Wednesday, from 5 to 8 p.m., at John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Eltingville. A funeral mass will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Clare's R.C. Church, Great Kills. Interment to follow at Ocean View Cemetery, Oakwood.
John Vincent Scalia
Home for Funerals
28 Eltingville Blvd.
Staten Island, N.Y. 10312
Published by Staten Island Advance on Jan. 4, 2021.