Malcolm Bryant Fraser

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Malcolm Bryant Fraser

July 31, 1943 - September 28, 2018

Malcolm Bryant Fraser 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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Ed Bishop
Oct 11, 2018
So sorry to hear about my old friend, Mal. We were school classmates at Mynderse, and shared many wonderful years together, both in athletics and social times. He will be sorely missed.
Fran and Eric Pender
Oct 04, 2018
Mark and Mary, our sincere condolences to the entire Fraser family on the loss of your dad. I know how difficult this is for you and please know we love you all. May he rest in peace.
Cheryl Fraser
Oct 02, 2018
Too my long lost friend. I've thought of you often when visiting Gramma and Aunt Sue next to the tracks we hiked many of times to the Parker. My condolences to your family. Your Cuz-Cheryl
Jeff Meisner
Oct 02, 2018
Be at peace coach, you were one of the best...,
Dina Parthree
Oct 02, 2018
He was a very kind teacher. I remember him fondly. My condolences to his family.
Frank Berardino
Oct 02, 2018
A treasured colleague and truly original human being. He will be missed by all who knew him. My condolences to his family.
Ted (Al) Smith
Oct 02, 2018
RIP coach " When you hit you win, and when you win you hit, and that's PRIDE"
Craig Amnott
Oct 02, 2018
Rest In Peace coach!
Doreen DelGenio Enzor
Oct 02, 2018
You were a wonderful teacher with a kind and loving spirit. Sending prayers to all of your family.
Class of 1977
Tracey (Reid) McLaughlin
Oct 01, 2018
Rest in peace, Mr. Fraser.
You were a teacher like no other. You had a heart of gold and the patience of a saint.
You will be truly missed.
Cass Mahar
Oct 01, 2018
Mal loved the environment and working with avid student learners. When the two were combined, his knowledge and passion was easy to see. We shared a wonderful musical this past Christmas at the Music Hall in Portsmouth. His humming, singing and laughter was a great background for the talented folks on stage. Peace and Love my friend.
Jarrell and Bonnie Sue Chasnoff
Oct 01, 2018
Dear Krissy, Fred, Eina, and family,

Our condolences on the loss of your father and former husband. Never had the pleasure of meeting him. What an amazing man he appeared to have been. I think krissy you have many of the same qualities that were mentioned about your dad. How wonderful that is to be able to carry on his love and protection of our Mother Earth.May his passing be as easy as possible. Fondly
Tom Eastman
Oct 01, 2018
Dear Krissy, Fred and family,

My condolences on the loss of your Dad. What an amazing life, with a love of nature and science, and family and sports.
Chad Piecewicz
Oct 01, 2018
He brought out my love for chemistry. Positive effect on my youth. God bless his soul.
Tom Chouinard
Oct 01, 2018
Was a great teacher and kind man, full of energy and passion. "Get yer googles on!"

Will miss you!