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Helen L. (falkner) Fraser

Born: Fri., Jan. 9, 1942
Died: Thu., Apr. 30, 2015


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., May 05, 2015
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, Brockton

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., May 06, 2015
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, Brockton

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Helen L. Fraser (Faulkner) wife of the late Douglas B. Fraser died after a long illness on Thursday, April 30, 2015 in Milford, CT.

Helen was born on January 9, 1942 in Beverly, MA and was the daughter of Ervan and Jane (Dombrowski) Faulkner. She was a graduate of Beverly High School, Class of 1960 and Burdett College, Class of 1962. She resided in Beverly until she and Doug were married in 1972. They moved briefly to Cambridge, MA until they bought their first home in Brockton, MA. Before retiring from Massasoit Community College she worked for Manpower in various temporary assignments. She was an avid reader, loved books of all varieties, enjoyed knitting, needlework and sewing. She also enjoyed painting, drawing, writing and photography. She was a proud member of the Red Hats Incredibles and the Lupus Foundation. Helen was a loyal friend to many.

She is survived by her daughter Lynn and her grandson Kellen Douglas; sister and brother in law Patricia and John Vallely; nephews Brad and Greg Fraser and their families. She was also the mother of the late Heather Lee and Mark William.

Visiting hours will take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 647 Main Street, Brockton, MA.

Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Melrose Cemetery, Brockton, MA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Helen's name to the Lupus Foundation of America.

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Bonnie Hall
   Posted Mon May 04, 2015
Dear Lynn,

Ross and I were so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Unfortunately, I am going into the hospital tomorrow (5/5) to have some major surgery, and I will be unable to attend the wake or the funeral. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers at this very sad time. I loved working with Helen and getting to know you, your father, and your grandfather. Your mother was so thrilled to have a grandson.

Love and blessings, Bonnie and Ross Hall

Joan Holborow
   Posted Mon May 04, 2015
Dear Lynn and family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of our lovely lady, Helen. May thoughts and prayers help your sorrowful days. Knowing Helen was an honor, and joy.
Joan Holborow,( Queen Mum Emeritus), Red Hats Incredible

David Grillo
   Posted Tue May 12, 2015

I worked with your Dad at the Boston Globe. You and I talked at his wake. I wish you could have been a part of the many conversations your Dad and I had over thirty years in which he bragged about his wonderful wife. It is very clear to me how special she was to him and to you. I am sorry for your loss. I wish you only comfort in remembrance of your Mom and Dad.


David Grillo

John F. Hadley
   Posted Wed June 03, 2015
I had only just learned of the passing of Helen. We were in the same class at the Winifred P. Upton Elementary school, probably through the sixth grade. I remember her as a quiet, soft spoken girl who lived on the other side of Bridge Street in Ryal Side.

My condolences to her family. There are fewer of us each year from that time and place.