Richard E. Frazier

Richard E. Frazier, 86, formerly of Holbrook, passed away February 22, 2019 after an 11-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was predeceased by his parents, Percy and Helen (Smith) Frazier, and his sister, Margie Frazier.

He is survived by his children, June Frazier Ferguson and her husband Michael of Holbrook and Richard Frazier of Norwell; his grandson Richard Ferguson of Holbrook; and his sisters, Mary “Honey” Archibald of Taunton and Virginia “Ginny” Mahon and her husband Don of Medway.

Richard was born at his home in Weymouth and was delivered by his aunt Mildred (Frazier) D’Ambosi. Her grew up in Quincy where he enjoyed boxing and bowling. He served in the US Air Force from 1952-1956.

Upon his discharge from the service, he started raising his family and found himself raising a 1-year-old and 3-year-old by himself. He is retired from the State Highway Dept. Traffic Division.

Richard has been in the Actors Union since 1959. He has appeared in over 70 films and tv shows. In the 60’s, he was in the original Thomas Crown Affair and The Cardinal and Charly. In the 90’s he was in House Sitter, Blown Away, Meet Joe Black, A Civil Action, Love Letter, Me Myself and Irene. In the 2000’s he was in Mystic River, Celtic Pride, Fever Pitch, 27 Dresses, Underdog, and Bride Wars. His last movie was That’s My Boy with Adam Sandler. As a union extra, Richard’s roles included playing party guests, wedding guests, a church patron, a security guard, an usher, a Red Sox fan, a train conductor, a villager, at a train station and many crowded scenes.

He got to stand in for Robert Duvall on the movie A Civil Action and got to read lines to John Travolta. He got to stand in for Anthony Hopkins in the movie Amistad. On TV, he appeared in a couple of Spencer for Hire, The Practice, and Miller Court episodes.

In the 70’s and 80’s, Richard worked in community theater, acting in over 100 plays and directing at least a dozen.

Richard was a big sports fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins.

Richard had a great sense of humor and sharp wit. He enjoyed the simple things in life including whole belly clams, scallops, and shrimp. He also enjoyed traveling and going to Italy and the Panama Canal during his retirement.

Visiting hours will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home, 127 So. Franklin St. (Rt. 37), Holbrook on Thursday, February 28th beginning at 9am followed by a funeral service at 11am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment Union Cemetery, Holbrook. Donations in Richard’s memory can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research at or The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741.


First Name: rick
Last Name: frazier
City: norwell
State: MA
Country: u.s.a.
Entry Date: 02/26/2019

great man dearly missed. I hope I can half as strong as he was
rest in peace dad

First Name: Evelyn
Last Name: Meehan
City: Norwell
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 02/27/2019

Sending prayers, love and light to family and friends ❤

First Name: JOSE
Last Name: CORREIA
State: MA
Entry Date: 02/28/2019

MY deepest condolences to Rick whom I work with at Atreene computing solution

First Name: Raphaela and Al
Last Name: Rozanski
State: FL
Country: US
Entry Date: 02/28/2019

Dear Ginny and Don,
We are sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. His obituary describes a remarkable life. Our deepest sympathy. Love and prayers for you and your family. Raphaela and Al Rozanski

First Name: Donald
Last Name: Wood
City: West Bridgewater
State: MI
Country: usa
Entry Date: 02/28/2019

I am sorry for your loss. He was a funny man, and some one to be prod of. He accomplished a lot during his life, and he was happy doing what he loved. You can not ask for a better life than that. Please pass my deepest sympathies on to your family.

First Name: daniel
Last Name: quinn
State: MA
Entry Date: 02/28/2019

June and Rick

Sorry for your loss

First Name: Rita
Last Name: Meehan
City: Hingham
State: MA
Entry Date: 03/03/2019

Dear Rick and June - so sorry I did not know about the wake for Dick.
Always a gentleman and positive. Dick and an old friend (Lillian York )from PWP and I , had season's tickets for the Nickerson theatre for many years. We also attended Dick's good friend Arnold Nickerson's parties at his mini castle in Cohasset. I also met you, Rick, at some of the morning breakfast get togethers at Jamies in Braintree.

My thoughts and prayers but I know you have so many wonderful memories of a good person as I do, too.

Rita Meehan

First Name: Nancy
Last Name: Murphy
City: Stoughton
State: MA
Entry Date: 03/05/2019

My deepest condolences for your loss your dad was an honorable man & a true gentleman . I enjoyed driving with him to New Beginnings & various events. He will be remembered with dignity & affection

Nancy Murphy

First Name: Dianne
Last Name: Smith
City: Carolina Shores
State: NC
Country: U.S.
Entry Date: 03/12/2019

Talked with Dick a number of years ago when he told of his illness. Found him to be a most pleasant smiling person. Knew him from the various PWP socials, parties at Cohasset and the local theatre. Glad I knew him. Will always remember the fun we had dancing during our Disco phase. I treasure the fond memories of having known him. Rest in peace my friend.

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