COVENTRY- Priscilla B. Fraser, 94, of Coventry, former longtime resident of West Warwick, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at Alpine Nursing Home in Coventry. She was the beloved wife of the late Roderick J. “Rod” Fraser, who passed away on October 11, 2019.
Born on October 8, 1928, in West Warwick, Priscilla was the third of thirteen children born to the late Charles M. and Dorothea (Lyons) Sprague. She grew up in West Warwick and attended West Warwick Public Schools.
A hardworking woman, Priscilla worked at J.J. Newbury Company, the same place where she would meet her husband. She also spent time employed at Royal Mills, before she took on the important role of being a Homemaker and providing a safe and comforting home for her children at their residence in Phenix. As her children grew older, Priscilla began working at Phenix Assembly, a division of School House Candy, where she would craft Easter baskets and Christmas stockinged for children to enjoy.
In her spare time, Priscilla loved solving jigsaw puzzles, reading, baking, and watching TV, especially Judge Judy.
Priscilla is survived by her dear children: Debra Thompson and her husband John of Flagstaff, AZ, Kim Barber and her late husband Michael of Coventry, Michael Fraser of South Carolina, and Ronald “Ron” Fraser and his wife Carol of Coventry,; her 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; her cherished 5 siblings; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
In addition to her husband and parents, Priscilla is predeceased by her daughter: Janet Lynn Amaral and her husband John “Jack”; and also her 7 late siblings.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, January 26, 2023, from 9:00 A.M.-10:15 A.M. at the Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT, 2000 NOOSENECK HILL RD., (RT.3), COVENTRY, RI. A Funeral Service in remembrance of Priscilla’s life will be held at the conclusion of visitation at 10:15 A.M. in the funeral home. Burial will be at the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Priscilla’s memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation directly at: https://www.kidney.org/