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Joan Rae (Raupach) Frazier

May 4, 1937 ~ July 12, 2020 (age 83)

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Joan Rae Frazier, 83, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, died suddenly on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Uniontown Hospital, after suffering the past year from a fall last summer. 

Joan, daughter of the late Jack and Florence Muzina, was born on May 4, 1937 in Connellsville. 

She was a 1955 graduate of Connellsville Joint High School.  Joan is survived by her husband, Patrick Frazier, whom she married on July 14, 1956.   

Joan was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker raising their 7 children. 

Through the years, she worked at Anchor Hocking (where she met her husband), McCrory’s in Connellsville; worked as a cook for many years; spent countless hours volunteering at her children’s schools; and was always helping out wherever needed. 

Until her injury, she was an avid crafter and excelled at crocheting, had a green thumb and could nurse back to health and give advice on nearly any plant, enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, and socializing with her neighbors.  

She was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Florence Muzina and grandson, Cory Frazier.  

She is survived by husband, Patrick Frazier; children Gregory (Sherri) Frazier of Mt. Pleasant, Linda Nicholson of Vanderbilt, Rosann Frazier, Louis (Theresa) Frazier, Tyrone Frazier, all of Connellsville, Jodi (David) Aurigemma of Marion, Ohio, and Terry (Joeann) Frazier, of Monessen; grandchildren Stacy Frazier, Melinda Nicholson, Donny Nicholson, Jason Zaher, Shelli (Brian) Martin, Brandon Frazier, Emily (Sean) Duff; Nicholas Aurigemma, Thomas Aurigemma, Dominic Aurigemma, Madeline Aurigemma, Mary Aurigemma, Jack Aurigemma, Rachel Frazier, Matthew Frazier, and Jayme Frazier; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters Jackie (Bill) Pritts of Scottdale and Rose (late Charlie) Crow of Findlay, Ohio; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

Family and friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 418 North Pittsburgh Street Connellsville, PA 15425 on Saturday from 1pm until the hour of the funeral service at 3pm with Pastor David Patrick officiating.

Interment will be held privately at a later date at Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions that are being put into effect by our state on Thursday July 16th, there will be a maximum of 25 people allowed within the funeral home at one time.

During this time we ask for your understanding if you are asked to wait at the door. We also ask that masks be worn and social distancing guidelines to be followed to protect the families we are serving, the public and our staff.

The family would like to extend a heart felt thank you to the staff at Uniontown Healthcare and Rehabilitaion Center, Uniontown SeniorLife, and Davita Dialysis Center for the care given to Joan through the years. We are forever grateful for the consistent and loving care that she received from so many, especially the difficult time during the quarantine when we were not able to be with her. 

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July 18, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, Inc.
418 N Pittsburgh Street
Connellsville, PA 15425

Funeral Service
July 18, 2020

3:00 PM
Paul G. Fink Funeral Home, Inc.
418 N Pittsburgh Street
Connellsville, PA 15425

Private Interment

Green Ridge Memorial Park
2901 Memorial Blvd
Connellsville, PA 15425

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