Local obituaries were published Wednesday, Sept. 15 for: Beverly Cragin, 71, of Plainville; Joseph Deavellar, 56, of Seekonk; Christopher Fitzpatrick, 52, of Norfolk; Ada Fratoni, 88, of Attleboro; and Maria Marshall, 56, of Attleboro.
Beverly Joan Cragin, 71
PLAINVILLE - Beverly Joan (Klein) Cragin, 71, of Sunset Acres, Washington Street, Plainville, a loving wife, adoring mother to her three daughters and devoted grandmother to her two grandsons, died peacefully at her residence on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
She was the beloved wife of Ralph F. Cragin to whom she was married on Jan. 19, 1957.
Born in Burlington, Vt., on Jan. 3, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Gust Klein, Sr. and Agnes (Passinault) Klein. Mrs. Cragin resided in the North Attleboro and Plainville area for the past 47 years.
Mrs. Cragin was employed as a factory worker for Universal Univis Eyewear Corp. in Plainville for 15 years prior to her retirement in 1990.
She had also been employed as a counter clerk at Honey Dew Donuts on Kelley Boulevard in North Attleboro for 15 years.
Beverly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
She loved attending their sporting events such as soccer and lacrosse games which gave her the opportunity to cheer them on, often being the loudest and most spirited.
She was creative, loved crafting and decorating, which especially shined through during the holiday seasons.
Beverly brought a ray of sunshine into a room, whether it be with a smile, a laugh or an unexpected practical joke. She was always up for an adventure.
She will be remembered as a woman with a contagious laugh, a courageous heart and a loving spirit with the strength and resolve of her favorite flower the sunflower.
In addition to her husband of 53 years, she leaves three daughters: Kimberly A. Cragin of Falmouth and her companion, Michael Cash of Falmouth; L. Cindie Cragin of Aldie, Va., and her companion, Patrick McDonnel of Aldie, Va., and M. Deborah (Cragin) Curren and her husband, John Curren, of North Attleboro; two grandsons: Matthew A. Curren and his companion, Alana Signore, of Yonkers, N.Y., and Michael J. Curren of North Attleboro; two sisters: Jane (Klein) Quinlan of Chula Vista, California and Anne (Klein) Trayah of Peru, N.Y.; two brothers: Rodney Klein of Meriden, Conn., and Roy Frederick of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
She was the sister of the late Gust Klein Jr., William Klein, Kenneth Klein and Virginia (Klein) Chagnon. Visitation has been respectfully omitted.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Martha Roman Catholic Church, 227 South St., Plainville.
Following church services an invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at a location to be announced.
Private burial will be in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mrs. Cragin's name may be made to either the Hospice of Community Visiting Nurse Agency, 10 Emory St., Attleboro, MA 02703 or to the Sturdy Memorial Foundation, Inc., Attn: Oncology Department, PO Box 2963, Attleboro, MA 02703.
To send the family an expression of written sympathy, please visit an online register book located on the Internet at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home - the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200.
Joseph W. Deavellar, 56
SEEKONK - Joseph W. Deavellar, 56 of Central Ave., Seekonk, died Friday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, a son of the late William & Elva ( Lapointe) Deavellar.
Joseph worked at the Smurfit Stone Co. of Mansfield. He also had previously worked for Quality Oil and the former Conlon and Donnelly Grain Co. He had lived in Seekonk for 12 years, coming from Attleboro.
He was an avid Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots and NASCAR fan. He is survived by two sons, Justin Deavellar of Taunton and Matthew Deavellar of Attleboro; a brother, Arthur Deavellar of Attleboro and he was also the grandfather of two. He was the father of the late Jason Deavellar.
His funeral service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in the Foley-Hathaway Funeral Home, 126 South Main St., Attleboro.
Burial will be at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling hours are from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory can be sent to American Liver Foundation, New England Division, 88 Winchester St. Newton, MA 02461 (617)-527-5600 or www.liverfoundation.org. To light a candle, sign memorial register, or facility directions, go to www.hathawayfunerals.com or call 508-222-0498.
Christopher W. Fitzpatrick, 52
NORFOLK - Christopher W. Fitzpatrick, 52, of Norfolk, died Sept. 13 at his home following a brief illness. He was the husband Patricia Weed.
Born in Boston, March 17, 1958, the son of the late James K. and Glory (Cotting) Fitzpatrick, Mr. Fitzpatrick was raised in Newton and had lived in Dedham for several years before coming to Norfolk 13 years ago. Mr. Fitzpatrick was a graduate of St. Sebastian's School in Needham and Northeastern University.
A banker, Mr. Fitzpatrick had worked for CITI Bank for the past three years. He had previously worked for Sovereign Bank and State Street Bank. Chris loved to ride his motorcycle; he also enjoyed target shooting, camping and hiking, woodworking and fixing things. What Chris will always be remembered for is his enjoyment in making others laugh.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Carolyn, Bill, Jack and Leslie Fitzpatrick all of Norfolk. He is also survived by his sisters Carol McFadden of Damariscotta, Maine; Glory Fitzpatrick of California; Kate Barnico of Westwood, and Leslie Meinhart of Needham.
He was the brother of the late James Fitzpatrick.
His funeral service will be held on Friday, Sept. 17, in the Allin Congregational Church, Dedham at 10. Burial will be in Holyhood Cemetery Brookline. Calling hours will be on Thursday from 4-8 in the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) 131 Main St., Franklin. In lieu of flowers, expressions sympathy may be made in his memory to the Christopher Fitzpatrick Children's Education Fund c/o Dean Bank P.O. Box 307 Franklin, MA 02038.
Ada Patricia Fratoni, 88
ATTLEBORO - Ada Patricia Fratoni, 88 years young, of Attleboro, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, in Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
Born in Arlington, on Jan. 8, 1922, she was the daughter of Antonio and Sestilia (Vitali) Fratoni.
Ada was a graduate of Attleboro High School and a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Attleboro.
After high school, she started her lifelong career at Metals and Controls, which later became Texas Instruments, where she worked until her retirement. She made many friends there and maintained close friendships with many of them to this day. Ada also was a volunteer for the USO during World War II. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, and rooting for Boston sports teams.
She was a devoted aunt to all her nieces who thought of her as a second mother. Much of her life was devoted to them and their families. Her home was the central gathering point for every Easter and Thanksgiving dinner for the entire family, which would often number over fifty. Ada also hosted her loving family throughout each summer at her home on the Cape.
Ada is survived by her nine nieces. She was predeceased by her three sisters; Irma Fratoni Ginsberg, Lillian Fratoni Caso, and her twin, Ida Fratoni Antonelli, and her brother; Angelo Fratoni.
The family would like to thank all her doctors, nurses, and the staff at Sturdy Memorial Hospital for the excellent care given her while she was a patient.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 133 North Main St., Attleboro, celebrated by Rev. Richard Roy, Pastor. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in her memory may be made to: Sturdy Memorial Foundation, Inc. 211 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703-0963, or Stand Up To Cancer, 1801 Olympic Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91199, https://www.standup2cancer.org/. Arrangements are under the direction of the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck St., Attleboro, MA.
An on-line guest book for family and friends to express their condolences and additional information may be found at www.duffy-poule.com.
Maria L. Marshall, 56
ATTLEBORO - Maria L. (Simoneau) Marshall, 56, a longtime resident of Attleboro, died early Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, in Dedham after a brief illness.
Born Dec. 27, 1953 in Brockton, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Anne (Gibbs) Simoneau.
Maria grew up in Brockton and was a 1972 graduate of Brockton High School.
She lived most of her life in Attleboro.
Maria worked as an electronics assembler at Texas Instruments in Attleboro for over 12 years and had previously worked for several other local electronics companies.
She enjoyed ceramics, bingo and camping.
Maria is survived by a son, Walter Simoneau of Attleboro; a brother, Walter G. Simoneau of Central Falls, R.I.; a grandson, Kristian Simoneau and is expecting another grandchild in February.
She's also survived by three step-children and many nieces and nephews that she loved very much.
She was sister of the late Michelle Dunham.
A memorial Mass will be held in All Saints Anglican Church, 1138 South Main St. (Route 152), Attleboro, on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 at 11 a.m.
A time for visitation will be held prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. in the church. A collation will be held after the memorial service in the church. Burial will be private at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maria Marshall Memorial Fund, c/o All Saints Anglican Church, 1138 South Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703. Arrangements by Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro. To sign an online guestbook for Maria, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.