Donald C. Fraser, 91, of Naples, Fla. and formerly of Franklin


Donald C. Fraser, 91, of Naples, Fla. and formerly of Franklin

Naples, Fla./Franklin – Donald C. Fraser, 91, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Franklin, passed away at home with family at his side in Naples, Fla. July 13, 2018, after a period of declining health.

A proud American, Donald gave over 24 years of service in both the Army and Air Force, a time which spanned WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He received numerous medals including the Bronze Star.

Donald was born and raised in Franklin, a son to the late John W. and Ruth (Gould) Fraser. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. After an honorable separation, he continued his service in the U.S. Air Force until his retirement as a Sr. Master Sergeant.

After serving, Donald continued to work as a superintendent of shipping and receiving for Central Supply-Plumbing and Heating Co. until his retirement.

Don enjoyed spending time on the golf course and was a longtime member of the Cape Neddick Country Club in Maine and the Island Country Club on Marco Island. He was a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and member of the First United Methodist Church of Westborough and United Church of Marco Island.

Donald leaves behind his wife, Penelope “Penny” (Smith) Fraser; two sons, Richard W. Fraser of Douglas and Steven M. Fraser and his wife Deb of Franklin; a stepson, Gregory and his wife Sally Sneden of Seattle, Wash.; a stepdaughter, Catherine Dell’Erba and her husband Marty of Shrewsbury; six grandchildren, Jessica, Eric, Brian, Matthew, Christopher and William; and two great-grandchildren, Nolan and Desmond. He also leaves many beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his three children, Linda, Scott and Donna, and his eight brothers and sisters.

Please consider making a memorial donation in Donald’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 ( or to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 28, at 10 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Westborough, 120 W. Main St., Westborough. A time of visitation will precede the service from 9-10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Howard Street Cemetery of Northborough.

To leave a condolence, please visit Donald’s Book of Memories at

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