Published: June 22, 2015
CHESTER, VT. — George Robert “Bob” Fraser, 83, died on June 22 from mesothelioma. He was born October 1, 1931, in Amherst, N.H., the son of Annie (Bray) and Daniel Joseph Fraser. He graduated from Milford High School and entered the US Navy, achieving the rank of machinist mate second class. In 1954 he married Mary Drew. After graduation from Keene State Teacher’s College he taught industrial arts in Hollis, N.H., and at Riverside Junior High in Springfield, Vt.
Bob ran a successful antiques business with his wife. Together they managed antiques shows, restored houses and restored an 1840s barn in Chester. Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a prolific gardener.
Bob is survived by Mary, his wife of 61 years, children Lissa Fraser Fernandez (David), Stephen Fraser (Anita), Donna Fraser-Leary (Dean), Kate Fraser, and a Swiss AFS daughter Sandra Fankhauser Azam. Also by two brothers, Daniel (Margaret) and Richard (Karen), a sister, Nancy Fraser, five grandchildren: Nathan (Angela), Alexander (Brittany), Ben, Leon (Lauren) and Robyn, and three great-grandchildren: Kelsie, Kya, and Skye Fraser. He was predeceased by his parents and a grandson Jason Fraser.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield VT 05156; Chester-Andover Family Center, 908 VT Route 103 South, Chester VT 05143; or to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of VT & NH 66 Benning Street, West Lebanon NH 03784.
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