Elinor C. Fraser of Andover, formerly of Reading, died of natural causes on June 9, 2020, at the age of 96.
Ellie was born and raised in Brockton. She was the daughter of the late Catherine (Mahoney) and Charles Shinnick.
Ellie graduated from Regis College and received master’s degrees from Boston University and Simmons College. She worked for many years in nursing administration at University Hospital in Boston and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton.
Ellie was the beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Fraser, to whom she was married for 37 years.
She is survived by her daughter Kathleen Huntington and her husband Patrick of Milton; her son Paul Fraser and his wife Laurie of Andover; and her son John Fraser and his wife Hon. Carol-Ann Fraser, also of Andover. Ellie was the cherished “Nana Ellie” to her grandchildren John Patrick, Connor, Michael, Julia, Katherine, Jack, Ryan, Caroline, and Lauren.
Ellie loved spending time with her grandchildren, talking, reading, dining out, and traveling to Florida and Cape Cod. She was proud of her Irish heritage and her adopted Scottish lineage. Most of all, she loved her family and her great group of friends.
The family would like to thank the staff of Geriatic Assistance and Bear Mountain Wingate for the care they gave Ellie.
Due to the current pandemic, services will be private. If you wish to express sympathy or share a funny story, see the Douglas Funeral Home memorial site in Reading.