Charles J. Fraser

Born: Sat., Jul. 31, 1926
Died: Fri., Jul. 21, 2017

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Charles J. Fraser, Jr., 90, of Marlborough, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 21, 2017.  He was the beloved of husband of 70 years to Alexandra “Alice” (Miskevitch) Fraser.

Born in Cambridge, MA, he was the son of the late Charles J. Sr. and Annis (Small) Fraser.  He was raised and educated in Cambridge and attended Rindge Technical High School.  He then proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II.  After serving, he attended Tufts University in Medford for Electrical Engineering.  Prior to retirement, he worked as an Electrical Engineer for Raytheon for 20 years.

Charles was a member of the Marlborough Legion, Raytheon Retirees, and the Marlborough Senior Citizens Computer Club.  He had a passion for working with computers.  He also enjoyed reading and vacationing at his residences in Ogunquit, ME and St. Petersburg, FL.  

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, David Fraser of Belleair, FL, and Lynne (Fraser) Kern and her husband Donald of Bristol, RI; four grandchildren, Stuart Fraser, Nicole Donofrio, Dillon Medina, and Christopher Kern; five great-grandchildren, Robert Fraser, Jayde Fraser, Alexzander Hopkins, Ava Hopkins, and Troy Hopkins.

A private graveside with military honors will take place on a later date in Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the William R. Short & Son Funeral Home, 95 West Main St. Marlborough.

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Dennis Piantigini
   Posted Tue July 25, 2017
Charlie was always a calming influence and true gentleman
During all those years at Raytheon. He will be sadly missed
By fellow workers and friends.

Kay mockus
   Posted Wed July 26, 2017
Charlie was very helpful at computer club on fridays at the senior center.He always had a smile and willing confidence to share with us all.

Leslie Biggar
   Posted Sat July 29, 2017
To Charlie’s Family,

I truly enjoyed meeting your Husband/ Dad at the Senior Center in the Computer Club. He taught me lots, no matter how often he had to explain the same thing over and over again.

I hope you find comfort of God’s promise of eternal life in the loss of one so dear.

Leslie Biggar

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