Beverly M. Frazier

Oct 02, 2019

Bar Harbor — Beverly Mae Frazier, 92, passed away peacefully Sept. 29, 2019, surrounded by family at Sussman House in Rockport. Beverly was born Sept. 10, 1927, in Bar Harbor. She was the daughter of Blanche and Walter Cunningham.

For several years, Beverly worked as a switchboard operator at MDI Hospital, from which she retired in the late 1980s. In retirement, Beverly enjoyed card games with friends and family; she was always up for a lively game of skat or nickles. Beverly was an amazing knitter. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were always the beneficiaries of her beautiful sweaters.

Nana, as she was known, was the matriarch of her family. Nana and Papa's house was always the hub of all major holidays for the entire family. Nana had a way about her to make all feel welcome and comfortable. She would prepare large meals for all and was known to cook the best corn chowder you've ever had. Nana's family meant everything to her, and she was sure to make everyone feel loved. She continued to comfort her family into her final moments, holding the hands of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son Bruce Freeman and siblings Walter Cunningham Jr. and Pauline Johnson.

Beverly is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Robert Frazier; her son, Steve Freeman, and wife Justine of Scarborough; daughter Kathy Conlogue and husband John of Thomaston; daughter in-law Christine Lussier of Wilmington, N.C.; stepchildren Mike Frazier and his wife, Kim (and family) of Bar Harbor and Beth Jewell and her husband, Duane (and family) of Franklin.

Nana's grandchildren include Marla Jones, Todd Freeman, Kellie Russomano and her husband, Phil, Brice Freeman, Derrick Freeman, Kassie Audette and her husband, Adam, Morgan Benton and her husband, Max, and Melissa Freeman. Nana's great-grandchildren include Zachary Jones, Abigail Jones, Lucas Jones, Ella Russomano, Kyle Freeman, Jackson Russomano, Izayah Freeman, Lucian Audette and Heidi Benton. Beverly is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

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