John Fraser

John A Fraser

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
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Obituary

FRASER, John A.
Born in Brookline Ma on February 27 1947, John spent his formative years in Medfield, MA, attended the Medfield Public School system through Jr. High School creating mayhem; a trend
he continued through his high school years at New York Military Academy. He was very proud of
his time there, where he formed many lasting friendships. After graduation, he attended Northeastern
University.
John started his career at the Milford Daily News and worked for almost 40 years at the
Worcester Telegram and Gazette as a reporter, music reviewer and copy editor. John was a
wordsmith. He loved the English language and despaired at the level to which it had fallen. His
devotion to the Grateful Dead was legendary. If you wanted to hear the best version of Sugar
Magnolia, he could tell you the date and venue and had a copy (on tape however)
He is predeceased by his parents John "Jack" Fraser and Olive Fraser and his beloved Ilsa. He leaves
behind his wife of 48 years Karen (Care), his son Andrew and his fiancée Jane, his brother in-law David
Care and his fiancée Susan Dwyer Travis, sister in-law Kathleen Care Nalley and her husband Tim
nieces and nephews Jen, Chris, Kylie, and Dustin and Frank Cumberland, extended members of Nora's Family.
He also leaves many friends from his T&G family, wonderful friends and neighbors especially Emma and
Jack.
Visiting hours are at Roberts Mitchell Caruso Funeral Home, 15 Miller St., Medfield, Ma, 02052 on Wednesday September 9, 2020 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm.
Instead of flowers, please consider making memorial contributions in John's name to
International Wolf Center, 7100 Northland Circle N, Suite 205, Minneapolis Mn 55428 or to the
Animal Rescue League 55 Anna's Pl., Dedham, Ma 02026
BEAT NAVY
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Roberts Mitchell Caruso FH - Medfield
    Address
    15 Miller St
    MEDFIELD, MA 02052
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    Notes
    Face coverings will be required and we respectfully ask that you observe safe social distancing rules.

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paulnyren@myfairpoint.net

Posted at 07:29pm
John was a lot of fun especially at the Dead and Cars concerts we used frequent. So Sorry to see him go so early. I think he will probably wind up in the "Good Place" although he could be devilish. I will miss his charming self and will recall many fond memories of great times with a great friend. Rest in Peace Old Pal. Always, Paul Nyren
 
DW

Dr Robert H White Posted at 07:17am

"People get ready there's a train a coming" Some of my fondest memories of college days were in john's company. We rode the "ashtray," his ol austin healy, to northeastern many days and on one afternoon seriously contemplated packing some gear and heading for a farm concert in upper state new york "Woodstock". We decided to bag that idea and probably went to lewis cafe in Norwood. He loved music and tried to teach me guitar. He helped me buy one which sat in a closet for years.Our northeastern experience at table 2 included making some lifetime friends. We enjoyed parties on mission hill and followed musicians to concerts.We were at Jordan Hall for a Chambers Brothers concert in which they did a 15 minute first "time has come today". time has come john... way too early but no one can ever take away our friendship and memories. The best. Always Bob Bird White Karen and Andrew my deepest sympathy He was special and will be missed. love to you both
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margie smith

Posted at 02:39pm
So sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of you.
Love,
Margie Smith
 
JR

JoAnne C Rosa Posted at 04:16pm

So very sorry Karen and Andrew
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Susan l. Cooper

Posted at 02:04pm
Karen and Andrew,
I'm saddened to hear of John's passing.
My Condolences
Your old neighbor.
Susan Cooper
 
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ann Posted at 07:36am

jOUHN AND i PLAYED TOGETHER WITH OUT DOGS FOR YEARSD...BUT WHEN MY OLD FAITHFUL DOG cHARLIE DIES, AND i ADOPTED A LARGER RESCUE DOG...THINGS SHANGED. tHR RNE DOG WAS UNTAMERD,AGRESSIVE, A BIT WILE...UNTIL iLSA TOOK CHARFGE, sHE STOOD IN FRONT TO cxHICO,STARING AT HIEM WHEN EH MISBEHAVED, YAPPING A BIT WHEN EH BARKED...SONN i AHD A VERY DIFFERENT Chico. I THANL john and Ilsa every singke day~~~~
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