William Francis Fraser, 84, master gardener who enjoyed woodworking, furniture building

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William Francis Fraser
William Francis Fraser

William Francis Fraser, of Winnabow, died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Boliva. He was 84.

He was born in Detroit on Nov. 11, 1930, the son of the late George Elmer Fraser and Margaret McDonnell Fraser.

William proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and retired as vice president of risk management with Marsh and McLennan Insurance Companies Inc. After retirement he and his wife moved to Pine Valley neighborhood in Wilmington where he was a master gardener and later moved to WestPort in Leland. William enjoyed woodworking, furniture building and spending time at Pine Valley Country Club golfing. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by all.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Marcy Fraser; two sons, Bob Fraser and wife, Karen and Jerry Fraser and wife, Mary Ellen; two grandchildren, Julie and Danny; several nieces and nephews; and numerous other loving family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2015, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. A memorial Mass will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Basilica Shrine of St. Mary Catholic Church, Fifth and Ann Streets, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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