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FRATE Roland Alphonse
Birth: 11 Feb 1928 Bloomfield, N.J.
Death: 21 Mar 2005 Durham, N.C.
Burial: 29 Mar 2005 Brier Creek Memorial Gardens, Raleigh, N.C.
pub rec on ancestry 1111 Nichols Farm Dr., Durham, N.C.
ssn no # issued in NJ before 1951, last resid Durham NC
News & Observer, The (Raleigh, NC) - Sunday, March 27, 2005
Deceased Name: Roland A. Frate
DURHAM -- Roland A. Frate, age 77, died Monday afternoon, March 21, in Durham. He was born February
11, 1928 in Bloomfield, NJ to the late Michael and Rosalie Dispenza Frate.
Roland was a devout Christian and involved member of the Knights of Columbus who donated his time and
talents when he was a parishioner at St. Pius Catholic Church in Conyers, GA. He and his loving wife of 52
years, Louise, moved to Durham last year to be near their family.
Roland honorably served his country while stationed in the U.S. Army during World War II. His career as a
chemical engineer spanned 33 years while living in Charlotte, NC; Covington, VA; Raleigh, NC; and
Conyers, GA. Although strong willed in nature, Roland was a loving husband, father and great-grandfather
who thoroughly enjoyed the game of golf. In his spare time, Roland meticulously organized his supply of
light bulbs which provided his family with many humorous stories.
Surviving are his wife, Louise Frate of Durham; his children, Christine Hester and husband, James of Garner,
NC; Michael R. Frate and wife, Susan of Durham; Mary F. Latta and husband, Wally, also of Durham; two
brothers, Dion Frate and wife, Emily of Fairfield Glade, TN; Gino Frate and wife, Mary of Rahway, NJ; four
grandchildren, Diana and Benjamin Curtis, Anna Frate and Lindsie Latta; and one great-grandchild, Hunter
Roland was preceded in death by his son, Philip V. Frate, and his brother, Victor Frate.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, from St. Matthew Catholic Church.
Father John G. Parish will preside. Burial with military honors will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
Friends may visit Monday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at HallWynne Funeral Home.
Flowers are acceptable or contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus, c/o St. Pius Catholic
Church, 2621 Highway 205 S.E., Conyers, GA 30013.
E-mail condolences may be sent to info@@hallwynne.com Edition: Final
Mecklenburg Co NC Birth Idx on ancestry (birth of dtr Mary)
FRATE Michael ()
DISPENZA Rosalie ()
FRATE Roland Alphonse (11 Feb 1928 - 21 Mar 2005)
Marriage To ROSSI Louise Bruna ()
ROSSI Michael Dominic (9 Sep 1898 - 24 Nov 1984)
CONTI Anna (16 Jul 1904 - 31 Mar 1984)
Children by ROSSI Louise Bruna
FRATE Christine ()
FRATE Michael Roland ()
FRATE Philip Victor (12 Feb 1960 - 9 Nov 1984)
FRATE Mary Louise ()
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