Mrs. Shirley E. Frazer died on Saturday July 31, 2010 at Care One in Morris Plains.
Services will be held in the PROUT FUNERAL HOME, 370 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona on Tuesday August 3 at 12 Noon. Visiting is on Monday 4 to 7 PM.
Born in Cranston, RI, Mrs. Frazer lived in Verona for 46 years, moving to Whippany in 1999.
She taught Home Economics for the West Orange Board of Education from 1967 to 1982. She has a BS in Home Economics from the University of Delaware and a Masters in Textile, Clothing & Related Arts from Columbia Teachers College.
Mrs. Frazer was a Docent at the Crane House in Montclair and a member of the NJ Education Association.
She was active in the United Methodist Church of Verona, serving on the Pastor/Parish Relations Committee, as a Trustee, a member of the United Methodist Women, as the Annual Conference Rep, the Church Fair Committee and a member of the Church Quilting Club.
She is the wife of the late Donald V. Frazer, the mother of Donald B. Frazer and his wife Jane and Merideth A. Heckman and her husband Brian, the grandmother of Mark Wilman and his wife Gerry, Marguerite Damato, Jacqueline Wilman and the great grandmother of Matthew, Michelle, Kayla, Desiree’, Alexis and Marc.
Memorial donations to the United Methodist Church of Verona would be appreciated.
I remember Shirley & Don Frazer from my childhood. They were good friends of my parents, Harold & Mary Schmidt, when they lived in NJ. They remained friends even after my parents moved to VA. We would visit them every time we went to NJ for vacation. They were more like family to me, and in turn, my husband and children. We enjoyed many delicious meals at their home, and fun times. They were both very dear people. Even after my parents and Don were gone, Shirley would come visit us in VA. My oldest son lived in NJ from 2008 - 2010, and we were able to re-connect after many years of not seeing her. I am so glad we were able to visit her this past June. She looked great and we had a wonderful visit. We are fortunate to have known such a lovely lady!
- Marilyn Arbogast, Email
8/3/2010 - 8:46 AM