FRASER, Roderick J. “Rod”, 92, of Centre of New England Bld., passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 11, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Priscilla B. (Sprague) Fraser.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Kenneth F. and Lucy M. (Knight) Fraser.
A resident of the Pawtuxet Valley all his life, Rod was the manager of the former J.J. Newbury Company in West Warwick for over 36 years before retiring in 1987. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII, serving in the Pacific Theatre and was a Charter member of the Knights of Columbus Monsignor Blessing Council.
Besides his wife, he leaves his children, Michael Fraser of Scituate, Ronald Fraser and his wife Carol of Coventry, Debra Thompson and her husband John of San Diego, CA and Kim Barber of Coventry; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Janet Lynn Amaral; father-in-law of the late Michael Barber and brother of the late Roger Fraser.
Visitation will be held Thursday morning, October 17, 2019 from 8:30 am- 10:30 am in the Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT, 2000 Nooseneck Hill Rd. (Rte.3), Coventry, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in SS. John & Paul Church, Coventry. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.
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