William Frates

William L. Frates

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
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Obituary

William L. Frates, 78, of Wren Street, Pawcatuck, passed away at The Westerly Hospital on Thursday, January 24, 2019. He was the husband of 53 years to the late Ann (Dumaine) Frates.

Born in New Bedford, Mass., he was the son of the late Albert E. and Margaret Frates

William was employed in Masonry Sales for United Builders Supply for many years. He was a communicant of St. Michael Church where he served as one of the first Eucharistic Ministers. Later, Bill and his wife Ann became longtime RCIA sponsors at St. Michael Church. He was also a member of the Westerly Lodge of Elks and a US Army Veteran.

He is survived by his two children, Crystal F. Wilcox and her husband Robert and James M. Frates and wife Patricia; four grandchildren, William and Melia Wilcox and Shelby and Seth Frates; two brothers, John M. and Peter F. Frates, both of Massachusetts and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Caitlyn Frates; and his brother Albert E. Frates, Jr.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2-5p.m. at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church, 95 Main St., Stonington on Monday at 1p.m. There is no procession from the funeral home to church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to St. Michael Capital Campaign, 60 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, CT 06379 or The ARC New London County, 125 Sachem St., Norwich, CT 06360 in William’s memory. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, January 27th, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    Address
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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  • Service

    Monday, January 28th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 28th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    St. Mary's Church
    Address
    95 Main Street
    STONINGTON, CT 06378
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  • Interment

    Location
    *Private
    Address
    Private
    Private, --
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Posted at 06:49pm
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead(2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
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