Kathryn E. Frazier

DELMAR — Kathryn E. Frazier,  a supervisor for the state’s retirement system, was proud of being called “GG” by her great-grandchildren. She died at her Delmar home, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. She was 71.

Daughter of the late Francis K. and Olive A. Daniels Oesswein, she was born on April 19, 1948.

She worked as a supervisor for the New York State Retirement System, retiring after 30 years of service. 

“She enjoyed playing slots at her favorite casinos,” her family wrote in a tribute. “She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was extremely proud of being called ‘GG’ by her great-grandchildren.

“Kathryn is joining her late husband of 44 years, Peter J. Frazier,” her family wrote. “The family would like to state our mom handled the news of her illness with grace, and fought hard to live her remaining days on her terms, which she did. We love you, Mom.”


Kathryn E. Frazier is survived by sons, Joseph P. Frazier and Kristen Mirabile, and Kevin M. Frazier and his wife, Kimberly; by her grandchildren, Joseph, Nicholas, and Jacob; and by her great-grandchildren, Landon and Leila.

She was the sister of Maureen Firmani and the late Patricia Gallachi, Virgina Vaillancourt, and Francis K. Oesswein. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mourners may leave condolences online at altamontenterprise.com/milestones.

A Mass of Christian Burial will held be Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 9:30 a.m., at The Church of St. Thomas the Apostle at 35 Adams Place, in Delmar. Friends may call the Meyers Funeral Home at 741 Delaware Ave. in Delmar, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m.

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