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Claire A. LaFrazia
  • Perkins School for the Blind
    Perkins Trust
    175 North Beacon St.
    Watertown, MA 02472

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“My deepest sympathies to you Andrea and your entire family...love you and sending prayers at this difficult time. May the memories be forever ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Christina DiMare - Friend

“Deepest sympathies to your family. I've worked with Andrea for some time and have always enjoyed hearing about your Mother. May she be at peace and...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Megan Sears - Westford, MA

“I am so sorry to hear this news. Claire was a special woman. My Deepest Condolences, Julie SOuliotis ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Julie Souliotis - Wakefield, MA

“I thought I hated lamb, until I tasted Claire's roasted lamb - it was amazing :-) And while I hail from Canada myself, Claire was the one who taught...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Connie Stack - Tewksbury, MA

“My condolences Andrea. Just heard about your Mom. She was a special lady. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Stephen Culwell - Methuen, MA

“To my big sister, Claire.Hope I was as good to you as you were to me. Love you dearly! ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Jeannie Kloppenburg - Hollis, NH


Claire A. LaFrazia, age 82, a lifelong Wakefield resident, died April 19 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

Born in Wakefield on July 15, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Edward M. and Mary E. (Bennett) Malonson.

Mrs. LaFrazia was a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1954 and was a parishioner at St. Joseph Church. She had worked in the restaurant business for 40 years, including Hazelwoods, the Colonial, Woodside in Wilmington, and the Country Squire in Middleton. She had also worked as a home health aide for the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and at LB Evans Shoe, Co.

She was the beloved wife of the late Pasquale LaFrazia. She was the loving mother of Laura McGrath and her husband Matthew of Everett, Denise Nealon and her husband Scott of Tewksbury, Andrea Sarro and her husband Joseph of Everett, and the late Frank LaFrazia. She was the sister of Charles Malonson and wife Pam of CA, Christine M. Appleman and husband Harron of So. Salem, NY and the late Paul Malonson and his surviving wife Sally of Wakefield. She was the cherished grandmother of Christopher, Patrick and his wife Julia, Kelley, Daniel, Charlie, and Andrew. She is also survived by four great grandchildren and her nieces: Kim and Kathy Malonson and Paula Avallone.

Her funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Wednesday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10am. Interment, Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. Visitation for relatives and friends at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-6pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Perkins School for the Blind, Perkins Trust, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472.