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Lois Fratto

Lois Brown Fratto

Friday, February 20th, 1925 - Friday, October 9th, 2020
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Mrs. Lois Fratto (Brown) died peacefully in Rockwall, Texas on Friday, October 9, 2020 at the age of 95.

Lois was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who is survived by her children, John (Marie), Fratto of Rockwall, TX; William “Bill” (Linda) Fratto of Lumberport, WV; Rosemarie (Richard) Geary of London, UK; Edith “Edie” (Michael) Rosner of Fort Myers, FL; her brother Emory (Kathy) Williamson of Akron, OH, her grandchildren, Lou (Susan) Fratto of Delray Beach, FL; Melissa “Missy” (Kenneth “Ken”) Huntley of Rockwall, TX; Gayle (Jill) Fratto of Shinnston, WV; Gina (William “Buddy”) Hawkins of Lumberport, WV; Michelle (Stuart) Chalmers of Leamington Spa, UK; and her great grandchildren Julia, William, Rosemarie, John Calvin, Ashton, Maxwell, Gayle Marie, Vincent, Ella, and Louie. Lois is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends as well as her much beloved dog, Stori. Lois is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Fratto; her sister, Marilyn Clegg; and her brother, George Williamson.

Lois was born on February 20, 1925, in Bluefield, WV to Clyde and Edith Brown and graduated from Victory High School in 1943. She married Louis Fratto, her love and lifelong partner, on September 28, 1944 in New Bern, NC. After returning to WV from CA, where Louis served in the US Marine Corp, Lois began working for Continental Can. They also owned and operated Midway Manor, the popular local dance hall. The couple welcomed 4 children into their home and raised them in Erie, WV. Lois is remembered by her children and grandchildren as a strong, tenacious, and spirited role model who always let them know they were loved. Lois was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church during the many years she resided in WV.

A viewing will be held on Friday evening 4pm to 8pm at Harmer Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:30 PM, a funeral mass will be held on Saturday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church at 11am. Father Chris Turner will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lois’s life.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, October 16th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Harmer Funeral Home
    300 Pike Street
    Shinnston, WV 26431
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, October 17th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Ann's Catholic Church
    601 Pike Street
    Shinnston, WV 26431
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    Father Chris Turner
  • Interment

    Holy Cross Cemetery
    279 Marshall St.
    Clarksburg, WV 26301
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Judy Satterfield Spidel

Posted at 05:19pm
Mr and Mrs Bill Fratto,
My condolences to you and your family in the loss of your Mother. It is always so hard to lose a beloved parent. Praying for comfort and loving memories.
Judy Satterfield Spidel

Andrea Fratto

Posted at 09:30am
I am very sorry for your loss. I will always smile when thinking of Aunt Lois. I always enjoyed visiting her and Uncle Louie.

Tony Talerico

Posted at 10:37am
To the family of Lois Fratto

We are sadden by the loss of your mother. Ms. Lois had a completel life. I know that she and our mother, Aldina had many conversations about their children and their lives. Maybe they are having those conversations today, as they look down upon us.

Judy & Tony Talerico

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