Joseph R. Frazier, Sr. of Pond St., Winthrop passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers on February 7, 2020. He as 81 years old. Born in Chelsea he was the beloved son of the late Felicia (Kwiatkowska) and William H. "Salty" Frazier. He was a 1955 graduate of Winthrop High School. After his graduation he went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps. reaching the rank of Corporal. After his honorable discharge he went on to graduate from the New England Institute of Funeral Director's. He went on to acquire the former Alfred B.Marsh Funeral Home on Winthrop St., Winthrop in 1972 renaming it the Frazier Funeral Home. He also worked as a funeral director for the Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel in Salem. He was an honorary Life member of the Winthrop Lodge of Elks and was a Past Exalted Ruler. He was also named "Elk of the Year" for 1998-1999.
He was the devoted husband of the late Helen M. (Cullinane) and the loving father of Joseph R. Frazier., Jr. and his wife Bonnie, Denise Todisco and her husband Philip and Michele Frazier. He was the dear brother of Patricia Frazier Carbone and her husband Richard, William H. Frazier, Jr., Lorraine Tear and the late W. Paul Frazier. He was the cherished grandfather of Daniel, Matthew, Zachary, Rachel and Patrick.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Services will conclude with the interment in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Frazier Family Scholarship Fund c/o Winthrop Lodge of Elks 191 Washington Ave., Winthrop MA 02152.
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