Bernadine ”Bernie” Fragale, a resident of James Square, Syracuse, died peacefully at St. Joseph Hospital Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 after a brief illness.
She was born in Rome Dec. 23, 1919, but spent her youth in Altmar until she married her husband Michael Fragale, Feb. 11, 1939 in Oswego, where she lived for many years.
Bernadine Fragale spent many years of her life working hard on their small self-sustaining farm in Oswego. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and a devoted Catholic.
She was predeceased by her husband, Michael, Nov. 3, 2001, and her son, Joseph, July 2, 1960.
She is survived by her sons, Michael J. (Tracy) Fragale of New Mexico and Christopher G. (Annette) Fragale of Oswego; daughters, Theresa J. (Robert) Domachowski of Liverpool, Mary Lenz of Liverpool, and Anne (John) Filk of E. Aurora; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hollis (Marilyn) Mellen of Oswego and Harlow Mellon of Radisson; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday at St. Joseph’s Church, Oswego. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego. Calling hours were held Thursday at Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego.
Contributions may be made to St. Margaret School Angel Fund, 203 Roxboro Rd., Mattydale NY 13211.