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NEWBURYPORT, MA - Charles Fraley, 73, a resident of Newburyport, died Tuesday morning, February 13, 2018, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, in Haverhill. He was born on February 24, 1944, in Thurmont, Maryland, to the late Robert and Evelyn (Waynant) Fraley. Charles was a graduate of Catoctin High School in Thurmont before enlisting in the U. S. Air Force in 1962, and was stationed at Pease Air Force Base until his honorable discharge in 1966. While serving, he met his future wife Mary Kalashian, and the couple married in 1967. They settled in Newburyport, and raised their family.
Charles was a driver for the Teamsters for many years, and most recently was employed part-time for Anna Jaques Hospital. In his spare time he loved to go hunting and golfing with his "buddies." He also enjoyed his weekly Friday coffee with his friends, as well as working in his yard.
Charles is survived by his wife, Mary (Kalashian) Fraley, of Newburyport; son, George Fraley, also of Newburyport; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, February 15, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Twomey, LeBlanc, & Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, MA 01950. Parking available behind the funeral home. His funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the funeral home, followed by burial at Belleville Cemetery in Newburyport.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Charles' name to Anna Jaques Hospital, at AJH Community Health Foundation, 25 Highland Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950.
For directions, or to offer online condolences, please visit www.tlcfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 13, 2018
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