Jean N. Fraser
1928 ∼ 2020
In loving memory of Jean Natalie (Grandma Jean) Fraser.
Grandma Jean was the nucleus of a large extended family of her five children, fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. For all of the family life seemed to revolve around visiting or talking to Grandma Jean. Her life was a compilation of stories. She never tired of re-telling these stories and laughing to the point of tears as if each story was new no matter how many times it was told. Grandma Jean shared a special and unique relationship with each of her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. It was that special thing that endeared each of us to her. Grandma Jean touched the hearts of many outside of the family, however family is the word that best describes her legacy.
Grandma Jean was born in Boston on December 25, 1928 to Joseph and Alice DiBello. They lived in Roslindale, MA where she met and married Walter J. Fraser Sr. and started her family. They moved to East Falmouth on the Cape. The house on the cape was affectionately known to be elastic as it always seemed to stretch to fit as many guests as needed. From there they moved to Maine and then to North Carolina. The last two years of her life was spent at Pennybyrn Nursing facility in High Point, NC where she received excellent care. Grandma Jean established another family with both the staff and residents. She enjoyed visits with the nuns and staff who visited her regularly. Pennybyrn was a blessing during the current times as she was provided a loving environment.
Grandma Jean is predeceased by her husband Walter J. Fraser Sr. and is survived by her five children and their spouses: Walter J. Fraser Jr and Joanne, Diane A. Fraser and Ron, David P. Fraser and Debbie, Peter J. Fraser and Christine, and Janet M. (Fraser) Blanchard and Robert. She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
A period of visitation will take place from 9:00am -10:30 AM on Tuesday, October 20th in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 20th in the St. Anthony’s Church, 167 East Falmouth Hwy. (Route 28) East Falmouth.
Burial will follow in the VA National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.