Randy L. Frazier 61 of Swanzey died on Friday, March 7, 2014 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Ma. He died unexpectedly with his loving family by his side. He was dearly loved and will be missed by anyone fortunate enough to have known him.
Randy was born the son of Peggy A. (Lane) and Alan P. Frazier on October 23, 1952 in Keene, NH. He was educated locally and graduated from Monadnock Regional High School class of 1970.
On June 2, 1990 he exchanged vows with Cindy M. Martin. They were married at the First Congregational Church in Swanzey with family and friends in attendance. They have been married for almost twenty four years.
He was employed by Michael Humphries Woodworking in Northfield, Ma. as a Master Cabinet Maker for over nine years. He was previously employed by Henry Architectural Woodworking, Bergeron Construction Co, King Cabinetry and family owned Frazier Furniture in addition to his own woodworking business. In the early 80s he was introduced to acoustic guitar making which opened his eyes to fine woodworking.
Randy enjoyed many things in life and he lived life to the fullest. He had many varied hobbies which included building and living in a tipi where he found peace and solace. He pedaled across the country, up and down the east coast and raced his bike up Mt. Washington. He was a private pilot and owned his own plane. He was an avid photographer, pottery maker, history buff, researcher of geneology, gravestone carvers and cemeteries. He was to receive an award in June for his endless hours of research from The Association for Gravestone Studies that he was extremely proud of. He was a music enthusiast, an avid reader, a computer guru, a Red Sox fan and spent countless hours fishing with his friend/father in law in the wooden boat he built. He and his wife loved going on motorcycle rides, hiking with their dogs, going to concerts, snowshoeing and sharing many common interests. He was an awesome family man. His greatest joy was surrounding himself with family, preparing a feast for all to enjoy. He was especially notorious for his donuts. He was already planning next years 100th birthday celebration in memory of his beloved Gramma Lane.
Randy is survived by his wife, Cindy M. Frazier of Swanzey, his daughter, Hillary J. Ayer and her husband Phelicks of Croydon, his sons, Alan R. and James B. Frazier of Swanzey, his parents, Peggy A. and James A. Ciampa of Swanzey, his sisters Darlene H. Hurt and her husband Gregory of Sullivan, Lynn F. Castagna of Swanzey and Alana P. Washburn and her significant other Tim Cloutier of Swanzey, granddaughter, Tianna L. Snyder of Sullivan, in-laws Robert and Jeanette Martin of Swanzey, sister-in-law Holly and her husband Ray Wing of Lebanon in addition to cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Randy is pre-deceased by his father Alan P. Frazier who died in 1974.
A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:00 am at Cheshire Family Funeral Home. Rev. Damon Anderson of the First Congregational Church in Swanzey will officiate. In keeping with Randys wishes, there are no calling hours and burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Randy L. Frazier to: The Cheshire County Historical Society 246 Main St. Keene or The Association for Gravestone Studies, Greenfield Corporate Center, 101 Munson St. Ste 108, Greenfield, MA. 01301. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com.