Malcolm Bryant Fraser


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Haverhill, MA - Malcolm Bryant Fraser, age 75, of Haverhill, Mass., died early Friday morning, September 28, 2018, at Watson Fields Assisted Living Center in Dover, N.H., with his family by his side.

Born in Seneca Falls, New York, on July 31, 1943, he was the son of the late John and Emily (Bryant) Fraser. Malcolm was a 1965 graduate from Holy Cross College in Worcester, and went on to earn a master’s degree from Syracuse University.

He enjoyed a career as a teacher and coach first at Triton Regional High School in Byfield, Mass., before moving to Georgetown High School in Georgetown, Mass. He was known for always identifying out-of-the-box opportunities to enhance student and teacher development and provide real world experiences. One that many will treasure was “The Marsh Hikes” that he initiated at Triton. He spent 40-plus years sharing his love of science and a curiosity of nature and the world. He was so honored to have been recognized as teacher of the year at Georgetown before his retirement in 2006, and ultimately to be inducted into the Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators.

Mal was passionately committed to environmental causes and in the summer months spent his time with the National Wildlife Refuge leading the Youth Conservation Core on Plum Island. He considered this one of the most beautiful places on earth and treasured his time working with the seasonal crews sharing his passion for hard work and helping to preserve the land and wild life.

He was a volunteer with the American Red Cross and had also worked as an EMT as his every day revolved around helping others.

He had a lifelong love of sports from his glory days of football and basketball in his youth, to later coaching and officiating. He was on every sideline cheering on his kids and students.

Mal loved to listen to the sounds of nature and music and to dance and laugh with his amazing network of friends. They meant everything to him.

His kindness, dedication and commitment to others will always be treasured by those who loved him so dearly. He is survived by his son, Mark and wife Mary of Medfield, Mass., and their daughters Maren and Maggie Fraser; his daughter, Krissy and significant other Fred Nemeth of Jackson, N..H; and his step-children Alex and Ethan Nemeth; and his former wife Eina Fraser of Salisbury, Mass. He was brother to Admiral John Cameron Fraser and wife Betty of Vienna, Va; and the late Margaret MacDonald of Syracuse, N.Y. He was predeceased by his partner, Sandy Elkin of Haverhill, Mass., and survived by her children Matt Elkin, father to Ashlynn and Alex Elkin of N.H., and Alexis DeLuca and husband Adam of Conn.; and many other loving extended family and friends.

Visiting hours will be held at Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., at the Star of the Sea Church of the Holy Family Parish, 18 Beach Road, Salisbury, MA, followed by a celebration of life at Michael’s Harborside. Burial will be private for the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the charity of ones choice as Mal supported a myriad of organizations annually.
Published on October 1, 2018
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