William Francis Fraser

November 11, 1930 - June 7, 2015
William Francis Fraser


William Francis Fraser, age 84, of Winnabow passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter in Boliva.

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

William proudly served his country in the United States 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 wood working, 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 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday, June 12, 2015 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Memorial mass will be held 9:00 AM Saturday, June 13, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Fifth and Ann Streets, Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • June 15, 2015
    Greg and Patty Rolfson says:
    Bob, Karen and Family, We are very sorry to hear of your father's passing. We know it is a difficult time for you. Think of the pleasant memories and good times with your father. Our thoughts are with you. Greg and Patty

  • June 10, 2015
    Kathy Churchill says:
    Dear Marcy, Our hearts are so heavy for you and your family right now. Although we know Bill is at peace, it's still so very hard for you. What a blessing to have had such a long and wonderful marriage. You know I am right here. Love, Kathy

  • June 10, 2015
    Nick & Mary Toffolon says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers

  • June 10, 2015
    Susan Kahn says:
    Bill had a beautiful smile and a wonderful way about him—so kind and upbeat, always ready with something to say that would make you feel good. He was so thoughtful with all he did for my Mom too and she enjoyed the times she spent with Marcy and Bill. Marcy, you and Bill have been an amazing couple--60 years together—what a testament to love and the strength of the bonds between you. I hope all the good times and memories will bring consolation in the days and years ahead. We’ll miss Bill. Please know we’re thinking of you and your children and grandchildren. Love, Susan, Peter and Oliver Kahn, and the Warshauer family

  • June 11, 2015
    Lynn Purcell says:
    Marcy and family, we were so saddened to hear about Bill's passing. As close friends to our parents, Alice and Tom, the rest of us came to know you both as well. Bill always had a welcoming smile for everyone and will be remembered fondly. The Purcell Family