Ethel M. (Fayette) Fraser

Born: Thu., Oct. 20, 1921
Died: Sat., Sep. 8, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 12, 2018
Location: Harrisville

Family Prayer Service

10:15 AM Thu., Sep. 13, 2018
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Thu., Sep. 13, 2018
Location: St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church

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HARRISVILLE, NY ~ Ethel M. Fraser, 96, of Harris Courts, Harrisville, peacefully passed away in her home on Saturday, September 8, 2018, where she was surrounded by her ever-present loving family who cared for her until death.

Born October 20, 1921 in Harrisville, NY, a daughter of Horace N. and Margaret S. (Duquette) Fayette, she attended country school in Geers Corners and Harrisville Central School with the class of 1939.

She married Donald Simon Fraser on May 20, 1939 in Harrisville and enjoyed over 63 years together before his death on September 19, 2002.

Ethel was a wonderful and loving mother and homemaker for much of her life taking care of her nine children, and from 1966 until 1969, helping her husband operate Fraser’s Texaco Gas Station in Harrisville which they owned.

She loved to travel, and toured throughout the USA and Canada with her husband making many trips to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia to Donald’s ancestral home where they built a cabin in 1967, and where they enjoyed many wonderful times there with family and friends. Don and Ethel loved to fish and often travelled to Quebec on fishing trips with their family. They became especially close to the Paul family of Pointe Bleue, Quebec on their fishing trips to Lac St. Jean and maintained contact with them for nearly 50 years. Throughout her life, Ethel enjoyed reading and doing the daily crossword, sewing and baking, but most of all, loved being surrounded by her large family and many friends. 

Ethel was a lifelong communicant of St. Francis Solanus Church in Harrisville and was a long-time member of its former Daughters of Isabella. She was also a member of the Adirondack Grange, Harrisville Alumni Association, and the Town of Diana Historical Museum, all in Harrisville.

Surviving are eight children, Donald G. “Punk” Fraser and wife, Dianne, of Harrisville, Doran G. Fraser, of Jacksonville, FL, Sharon A. Collette and husband Murray, Sheryl A. Luther and husband Jack, Angus J.R. “Rod” Fraser and wife Evelyn “Ebby”, Patrick C. Fraser and wife Brenda, all of Harrisville, Kelly M. Zimmerman and husband Randy, of Ellisburg, and Kimberley M. Young and husband Bart, of Harrisville; 24 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 21 great great grandchildren; two brothers, Horace “Pete” Fayette, of Harrisville, and Gary Fayette and wife Lillian, of Gouverneur, in addition to many nieces and nephews

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, Shelley Alice, her grandson, Ethan Fraser, her daughter-in-law, Marcia (Hooley) Fraser, and 8 siblings, Florence Bancroft, Clifford Fayette, Oland Fayette, Vernon Fayette, Marion MacCue, Esther Graves, Evelyn Rickett and Gaylord Fayette.

Ethel’s funeral will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018, beginning with a 10:15 a.m. Family Prayer Service at Scanlon Funeral Home, Harrisville, followed by an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Francis Solanus Church in Harrisville with the Rev. Donald J. Manfred, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. A funeral luncheon will follow in the downstairs social hall of St. Francis Solanus.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, September 12th, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Solanus Church, Harrisville, Harrisville V.F.D., Harrisville Rescue Squad or the Town of Diana Historical Museum.

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Kelly Cappell
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018

GARDEN PATH was sent by Fort Caroline Christian Church.

Doran and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With love from your Fort Caroline Christian Church family

Susan Burgess
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
Dear Fraser Family,

Ethel was such a great woman, fully devoted to home and family. I send my sympathy for your loss and keep you in my thoughts, heart and prayers.

Sue Burgess

Tom Renaud
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
Deepest condolences to all of you. Your mother was a wonderful woman. May she Rest In Peace.

Shelene and Dick Atkinson
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
A prayer of peace for all the Fraser family. May God give you some comfort in the days to come. So very sorry for your loss. Love and hugs, Shelene and Dick

Kevin and Pam Harney
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
Kevin and I send our prayers to the Fraser family . They are wonderful family and had a wonderful beautiful mother. She was one of the sweetest women we have ever met.
I know she has a special place in heaven . I know she will always be watching over her children and their families.
Rest in Peace Ethel. God Bless you.

Annie (La Parr) Leonard
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Ethel was like a second mom to me and I think of her with such fond memories---even when she was mad as a hatter at us for doing something she loved us all equally whether we were hers or a random kid who was hanging out.

Lynda and Elton wood
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
To the Fraser family, Ethel was a great lady. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Lynda and Elton wood.

Juliann Baker Cunningham
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
Sending much love and prayers to all the Fraser Family. God Bless you all through this time. There is no loss like the loss of a Mother. May God Bless and Keep her always and may she sail in the arms of the angels.

John and Deneen Homer
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the Fraser family. Gram Ethel will be missed by all those who's lives she entered. Much love to all.

Ann Mac Lennan
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018

A GARDEN PATH was sent by All the Mac Lennan Family.

Sending our sincere condolences, love, and prayers to all. The Chimney Corner Mac Lennans

Marge (Doogan) Smith-Jones
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
Blessings to the Fraser family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Fred and Liz collette
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
Our prayers are with you and your family, May your mom RIP, God bless,

Tina Berry
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
"HAVE YOU EVER?" Have you ever once looked up at the sky and wondered what you saw? Have you ever sat in an empty room,and hear your name being called? Then,after your name was called,have you ever wondered who said it? Have you ever felt a strong,loving hand on your shoulder when you were depressed,then when you turned around,no one was there? Have you ever wondered who it was? Have you ever laid in bed at night,alone,and ask yourself "why me?" Then,after you have asked that,a voice said;"Because it was meant to be &I love you." Have you ever since then,wondered who said it? Have you ever fallen down & gotten hurt,and tried to pick up the pieces,but can't? Then when you say you can't,you feel that strong,loving hand helping you up,and a voice saying;"Yes,my friend,you can do it!" Have you ever wondered who this was? HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHO? -Writen by Tina Marie Wood.......June 13,1987
~just a little something to help

Doris Bancroft and Family
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
Our greatest sorrow is the day Aunt Ethel passed away.
She was angel.
Her love for everyone was bountiful.
The memories we cherish of Aunt Ethel, and Maple St will be in our hearts forever.
Our thoughts and prays to the Fraser Family.

Doris Bancroft, Peggie, Christy and Laurie

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