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Official Obituary of

Patricia L. (DiReeno) Fralick

February 29, 2024

Patricia Fralick Obituary

Patricia L. Fralick (DiReeno), a lifelong beacon of kindness and love, passed away peacefully on February 29, 2024, at the Ellis Nursing Home in Norwood, Massachusetts. Born in the heart of South Boston, MA, Patricia's journey began as a cherished daughter, blossomed into a dedicated wife and mother, and flourished as a beloved sister and grandmother. Patricia's early years were spent in the close-knit community of South Boston, where she attended and graduated from South Boston High School. Her education laid the foundation for a career marked by diligence and camaraderie. For many years, Patricia served as a Secretary for Emerson & Cummings in Canton, earning the respect and admiration of her colleagues before her well-deserved retirement. Marriage brought Patricia together with her devoted husband, John R. Fralick, and together they built a life filled with joy and shared purpose. She was blessed with two daughters, Donna Dalibor of and Susan Dalibor of Dedham, who added to Patricia's life a depth of happiness only a mother can know. Her love for her family was immense, and it extended to her cherished grandchildren, who brought her immeasurable joy. Patricia's siblings, Mary Green of E. Bridgewater, Joseph DiReeno of FL, John DiReeno of S. Boston, Ann Marie McCarthy of South Carolina, and Walter DiReeno of Reading, and the late Thomas DiReeno. will remember her as the glue that held the family together. Her presence was a source of comfort and strength, and she will be deeply missed. A woman of faith, Patricia was an active parishioner and choir member of St. Gerard Majella Church in Canton. Her melodious voice and unwavering spirit were staples within the church community, and her involvement there was a testament to her dedication to her faith. In addition to her spiritual commitments, Patricia was a familiar face at the Canton Senior Center, where she engaged in various activities, always bringing a smile and a kind word to those around her. Her involvement in the community was not just a pastime but a reflection of her desire to connect with and support those around her. Those who knew Patricia would describe her as the epitome of loving and kind. She had a heart that never seemed to run out of room for others, and her legacy is one of compassion and selflessness. Her impact on her family, friends, and community was profound, and her memory will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know her. Patricia's life was a tapestry of relationships and experiences, each thread woven with care and love. As we say goodbye to this remarkable woman, we celebrate the beauty and warmth she brought to our lives. Her spirit, a gentle and nurturing force, will live on in the memories of all who loved her. Patricia L. Fralick's journey on earth has come to a restful end, but the love she shared will ripple through generations. Her story is one of unwavering kindness, boundless affection, and a commitment to the service of others. As we reflect on her life, let us hold dear the lessons of compassion and humanity she embodied. Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St. Canton Monday 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Oscar Romero Church, Canton Tuesday morning at 10:000. Burial Canton Corner Cemetery.

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