Alyssa M. Frazar aged 26 of Somerville, Massachusetts died suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, October 18th in Philadelphia while visiting dear friends.
Alyssa was born on June 3rd, 1984 in Quincy, Massachusetts. She was the most beloved daughter of Tom and Rosanne Frazar and cherished sister of Sarah Frazar, all of Duxbury. She grew up in Duxbury, attending Duxbury schools where she played in the band, participated in theatre and played various sports. She graduated from Duxbury High School with honors in 2002.
Alyssa attended Providence College where she played in the band and volunteered in the community. During her junior year, Alyssa was diagnosed with leukemia. She underwent caring and expert treatment at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. During her treatment she showed great courage and an optimistic spirit that was an inspiration to all who were blessed to have known her. Her illness was brought into remission and she resumed her studies at PC, graduating in 2006 with a BA in Psychology.
After graduation she worked at the May Institute in Randolph, Massachusetts where she was an assistant teacher for autistic children. She entered into graduate nursing program at Simmons College in 2007, earning her RN in 2008. At the time of her death, she was continuing studies at Simmons toward obtaining a Master’s in Nursing and certification as a Nurse Practitioner. She was also working part time for Northeast Clinical Services providing in-home care for children with significant medical needs.
Alyssa loved musical theatre, Duxbury Beach, Davis Square, holidays with family, travel, and life itself. She led a joyful life full of humor and love.
In addition to her parents and sister, she left her grandparents, Edmund and Phyllis Frazar of Duxbury as well as treasured aunts, uncles and cousins and many, many good and loving friends.
Calling Hours will be held on Friday Oct 22,2010 from 4-8pm at the Shepherd Funeral Home 216 Main St (Rt 106) Kingston. Family and Friends are welcome to gather at the Funeral home on Sat Oct 23, 2010 at 9am followed by a mass at Holy Family Church in Duxbury at 10am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Tufts Medical Center 800 Washington St Boston 02111.