Marie E. Frasz

By on June 23, 2010

Marie E. Frasz (nee Gullidge), 90, of Geneva died peacefully in her home on June 17.

She was born Aug. 18, 1919, in Hobart, Tasmania.

She met her late husband, Dr. Edward Frasz, a naval officer during World War II in Sydney, Australia, and they corresponded for the duration of the war. After losing her two brothers in the war, she traveled to San Francisco to marry Ed on Sept. 10, 1945 and became a U.S. citizen.

They started their life together in Chicago before moving to Geneva in 1950 where Marie raised a family and assisted in running the office of Ed’s Geneva dental practice for 30 years.

Marie was a curator, docent and resident at the Fabyan Villa for 12 years, a volunteer at the Geneva History Center, and had a life long passion for flower arranging and was proud of her status as a senior member of the Geneva Garden Club.

She is survived by her two sons, Geoffrey (Margie) of Las Vegas, Andrew “Drew” (Gail) of Elburn, and a daughter, Paula of Plano; also her grandchildren, Laura, Aaron Frasz, Sephanie, Samantha, and Jerry Henrickson.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ed in 1983, and a son Noel in 1954, and her parents, two brothers and a sister.

Marie would say “Have a long, wonderful life. I sure did !”

Visitation was held Sunday, June 20 at the Yurs Funeral Home in Geneva. Burial took place Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Geneva.