Joe Fraer

Joe Fraer, 73, died on Sunday, August 8, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton,
Massachusetts after a short illness. He was the loving husband of Cameron Fraer, and father of
Joseph W. Fraer of Euless, Texas, Matthew Hornick of Greenfield, Massachusetts, and Allison
Vitonis of Mansfield, Massachusetts.

Son of Joseph Fraer and Kay Fraer, Joe was born in Merced, California into an Air Force family.
Joe spent his early years living with his family on multiple Air Force bases around the world. At
19 Joe joined the Air Force and served in the Vietnam War for two years. Upon discharge, his
training in the military led him to a career in the computer industry. As project manager for a
number of high profile companies, he traveled extensively. His most memorable position
involved living in Cairo for a year managing the Y2K electrical preparations for Egypt. At 60, he
retired and became a full-time grandfather (Gafa) to his beloved grandchildren.

Starting in Little League, and continuing through school and the Air Force, Joe was an excellent
catcher and was even scouted by the Giants as a high school senior. His love of baseball
continued throughout his life as an avid fan of the Dodgers and ultimately the Red Sox.

Joe was also an excellent self-taught cook and enjoyed creating his own recipes.

He is survived by wife Cameron; children Joe, Matt (and wife Karen), Allison (and husband
Jamie); grandchildren Hazel (12), Nora (10), and Jason (10); brother Sean; and many loving
extended family members.

He will be so missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation
(, a charitable organization that honors veterans and first responders.


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15 Condolences

  1. Chris lacharite on August 9, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    So many fond memories of this man growing up. He had a heart of gold and loved his family so very much. I am so glad that Joe was able to be part of my life for many years. You will be missed but never forgotten

  2. Susan Link on August 10, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Dear Cam and Allison, I am shocked and so very sorry to read of Joe’s passing. I have no words. Love, Susan Link

  3. Shana Daly Quinn on August 10, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Mr Fraer was an amazing man! I am so thankful to be able to look back at the time spent with him as a child. He was a great dad and always treated me as one of his during the many times I slept over Allison’s house. I still drive by the North Rd house and smile. It will Always be the Fraer house Thinking of you all during this difficult time ❤️

  4. Darlene Krill on August 10, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Allison, I am so sorry to hear about your loss so suddenly, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

  5. Joe Walker on August 10, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Cam, I am heartbroken to hear of Joe’s passing. He and I were only together for 6 months in Cairo but bonded immediately due to being so much alike. We never visited after the Cairo stint but stayed in touch. I will miss him checking on his south Louisiana buddy when the next hurricane is heading toward us. Brenda and I send our condolences to you and the family.

  6. Ian Sopp on August 11, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Can, Allison and family, like so many I’m shocked and heartbroken to hear of Joe’s passing and your incredible loss. He never really knew how much but as my mentor and guide he played an enormous part in shaping my life and career, something that continues and lives on with others around the World. A generous, warm and lovely man with a wonderful sense of humour and great smile. You really made a difference to so many people and are sorely missed. RIP my dear friend. With love from NZ

  7. Margie on August 11, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Sending you love I am saddened by this news.
    Our family is thinking of you during this difficult time.
    Love Margie, Sean, Mary, Patrick and Cynthia Murray

  8. Michel Landry on August 12, 2021 at 7:15 am

    Cam, I am so very sorry and heartbroken to hear this. Working with Joe in Cairo was indeed a special time for all involved. Lots of good memories. Dot & I are keeping you and your family in our prayers.

  9. Amy Conte on August 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    We are continuing to send all of our love to all of you. Hold those memories close, always.

  10. Sue Morley on August 12, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    Love you, Cam. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers over the next weeks.

  11. Sue Morley on August 12, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    Love you, Cam. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks.

  12. Dian A Rentsch on August 18, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Cam, I cannot express how sorry I am. It is a hard thing to lose the love of your life. I feel sure Doug was there to greet him and swap stories. Life will be a little harder without your anchor. Love always.

  13. Dane Donaldson on August 20, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    Dear Cam and family

    So sorry to hear about Joe. He was a really great guy and.friend. my condolences

  14. Eva & Dick Shoener on August 31, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Dear Cam & Family,

    Dick and I are so very sorry. Please accept our sincere and deep sympathy.

    Eva & Dick

  15. Sandra Mahan on November 22, 2021 at 6:24 am

    Cam, Joey, Matt and Alison: I am just now seeing this after all these months. I am so sorry to hear about the death of Joe. I never knew him very well but certainly know the family well that I know he loved and took great care of. I know your hearts are grieving his loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love.

    Sandi and Terry Mahan

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