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Malcolm "Mal" Fraser

September 9, 1943 — October 18, 2023

St. Paul, MN

Malcolm "Mal" Fraser

Malcolm Phillip Fraser, 80

Malcolm (Mal) Fraser, 80, died at Carondelet Village in Saint Paul, Minnesota on Wednesday, October 18, after a long battle with dementia. Mal was born on September 9, 1943 and grew up in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. He was a son of the late Walter and Caroline (Bilodeau) Fraser. Mal attended Lynnfield schools until the 8th grade, at which time he earned a four-year scholarship to Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts. After graduation, Mal attended Williams College, joined the Navy, and went on to earn a Computer Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was proud to have worked for IBM for nearly 30 years as a computer programmer/systems analyst and also worked for United Healthcare in Connecticut. 

Mal loved being a father to his two daughters and a grandfather to his grandson. One of his passions was soccer–from playing to coaching his daughters’ teams to refereeing games for players of all ages. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and loved rooting for the Connecticut Huskies women’s basketball team. Mal rarely missed any of his grandson’s soccer, basketball, or baseball games. In addition, he enjoyed playing chess, bridge, and doing all kinds of puzzles. Mal had a wonderful wit and a dry sense of humor. Late in life he found joy in singing. 

Mal is survived by his loving daughters, Beth Fraser and her wife Pam Tatro of Saint Paul, Minnesota and Alison Brown and husband George of Enfield, Connecticut; his beloved grandson, US Navy EMFN Seaman Eric Tyler Fraser; his sister, Carol Kilroy of Lynnfield: two brothers, Laurie Fraser and wife Mickey of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and David Fraser and his wife Lisa of Toney, Alabama; his ex-wife Constance Fraser of Marshfield, Massachusetts; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will take place on November 18th at McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield in Wakefield from 10am - 11am with a burial to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org

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