Dorothy Mae Fradley
Grandma's Birthday 05

Dorothy Mae Fradley
February 7, 1922 - November 9, 2008

Dorothy Fradley and Little Bear (aka Baby)

Dorothy Fradley, our sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away in her sleep Sunday morning, November 9, 2008.  She was 86.  She was preceded by her brothers Richard and Donald and survived by brothers Raymond and Robert; her 10 children: Dennis, Charles, John, Dale, Del, Douglas, David, Doreen, Donald, and Daniel; her 34 grandchildren; and her 34 great grandchildren.

Dorothy was born in Lorain, Ohio, on February 22, 1922.  She was the eldest of five children of John and Anna Lavish.  Her brothers were Ray, Robert, Donald, and Richard.  She married Charles Fradley in 1941, and remained married for nearly 60 years until Charles passed away in 2001.

Dorothy and Charles moved from Lorain to Miami, Florida with their six children in 1950, where they had four more children.  In the 1950s and early '60s, she raised her children in Miami in a community near Edison High School.  In the later 1960s, the family moved into a home in Broadmoor, near Hialeah, in a home purchased from her brother, Robert.  In the mid 1970's Dorothy and Charles moved to Pembroke Pines where they lived until 2001.  Following Charles's death, Dorothy moved to Tamarac, Florida and then spent several years in the loving care of her son, Douglas, and his family, in Sarasota, Florida.  Her final weeks were spent under the professional care of the staff at Ranmar Gardens in Coral Springs, where she accepted daily visitors from her family.


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