RIP: Lucille Rose Forrest Frazier 1914-2010

Lulu and Rose’s great-grandmother passed away the other night. She was 96 years old. Today we laid her to rest. We will miss her so very much but we are thankful that she got to meet our girls, unlike my grandparents who passed on a year before Lulu was born.

While Lulu and Rose may not retain any memories of spending time with Nana Frazier because they are so young, we have many photos and even some video of them together. And we have our happy memories of her to share with them.

Here’s part of her obituary:

Lucille Rose (Forrest) Frazier, 96, of Braintree, born in East Boston, was the fourteenth of fifteen children of Frederick Angus Forrest and Elizabeth Genevieve Preshong.  The family lived temporarily on Long Island, New York, before moving back to Boston.  From the time of her marriage, in 1940 to the late Bernard E. Frazier, she had been a resident of Braintree.

Mrs. Frazier was a descendant of one of the founding families of New York, and could trace her ancestry to the early Acadian settlers in what is now Nova Scotia.

She was a graduate of the Fitton School, East Boston.  Prior to her marriage, she worked for the Rust Craft Company and later for the Armstrong Cork Company and part-time for the Alves Photo Company, both in Braintree.  Mrs. Frazier had a good voice and sometimes sang solos in Braintree Minstrel shows.  She and her husband were noted for their skill on the ballroom floor.  One of her great joys, as an empty nester was to travel to Hawaii.

Mrs. Frazier volunteered as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader at St. Thomas More Church for five years and was always admired by the girls (she had been a Campfire girl, herself).  She volunteered for ten years at the South Shore Center for the Brain Injured, in Braintree, and received an award as the Most Outstanding Volunteer for her work there.  She spent many hours crocheting and knitting afghans for Veteran’s organizations, and stuffed animals and other gift items for Senior Citizens groups in which she was involved.

2 Responses to “RIP: Lucille Rose Forrest Frazier 1914-2010”

  1. Ron Frazier Says:

    Every time I visited her, mom would ask “How are the kids?” Her greatest joy in later years was her great grandchildren. Thanks for giving her that pleasure.

  2. Auntie Sara Jane Says:

    She was a great lady. She always had something funny and sweet to say. <3<3

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