A family-loving woman who loved celebrating the holidays

MELROSE — Constance “Connie” King Frazier, of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at age 89.

Connie was the beloved wife of the late Gerald J. Frazier. Devoted and loving mother of Cheryl F. King and husband William of Salem, N.H.; Patricia Coscia and husband Anthony of Melrose; Cindy Hickey and husband James of Haverhill; Donna O’Keefe and husband Michael of R.I. and Robin Morrell of Wakefield. Dear sister of the late Alfreda Gillespie Gallant, and Robert King Jr. Cherished grandmother of Ashley O’Keefe and husband Chris Munoz, Daniel O’Keefe, Patrick O’Keefe, Courtney Hickey, and great-grandmother of Clara, Lucas and Margaret.

Connie was born in Chelsea on April 18, 1932, one of three children of the late Robert C. King and Florence L. (Flight) King. She was raised and educated in Chelsea, and started her working career at Chelsea Clock Co. With steadfast determination and sheer will, she raised five daughters while continuing her long working career in various technical positions around the local areas.

She cherished time spent with her family. She especially loved celebrating holidays, Christmas being her favorite. She loved annual weeklong visits with family to the cottage in Tamworth.

A faithful woman, she was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church in Chelsea. In her free time, Connie loved trips to Foxwoods with her daughters, playing cards, and many games of Bingo.

Connie will be missed!

Relatives and friends were invited to gather in honor of Connie’s life during visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Tuesday, March 22 from 4 – 7 p.m., and for her funeral service on Wednesday, March 23 at 11 a.m. Gifts in her memory can be made to the First Congregational Church, 26 County Rd., Chelsea MA 02150. For online tribute visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com.