Celeste Frazier

Celeste Frazier

March 07, 1924 - March 21, 2013

Celeste Frazier

March 07, 1924 - March 21, 2013


Celeste Frazier, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, great aunt, and sister slipped quietly into eternity to be with our Lord after a short illness, she was 89.

Born in Rome, Italy, raised in an Italian orphanage, and prompted by her sister, she crossed the Atlantic to America on a steam ship in 1948. It was there she began to learn English while waiting tables and raising her three children.

She eventually moved to Long Beach, California in 1955 where she was a house mom until she began working at Pacific Hospital in 1962. She worked there until she met and married the love of her life Charles “Chuck” Frazier and moved to Mission Viejo, California. It was here she took a job at Mission Hospital, where she worked and retired after 25 years of service.

Celeste was an amateur artist and crafter. She spent countless hours painting and crafting, filling her home and the homes of her family and many friends with her beautiful creations. She also enjoyed gardening and collecting. One notable collection was of Barbie and Ken dolls, for which she hand crafted clothing to display them in the likes of Marie Antoinette, Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara.

Celeste was absolutely passionate about her work, painting, crafting, collecting, and gardening; however, her greatest passions were her cooking and her family. She was never more complete and filled with love and joy than when cooking for, and surrounded by, her family. Her family is her legacy.

She is survived by her children Julie, John, and Toni, her six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

We will all miss Celeste’s beautiful artistic gifts, spectacular meals, and strong Italian accent; but most of all, we will miss her deep, caring, passionate and personal agape love for each of us.

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14 responses to Celeste Frazier

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  1. I cried when you passed away. I still cry today.
    Although I loved you dearly, I couldn’t make you stay.
    A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.
    God broke my heart to prove to me he only takes the best

    We Love You,

    Julie, John and Toni.

  2. Toni and family, Monte and I have such fond memories of Mama Celeste from the past. Her amazing cooking and her and Monte speaking italian together. She will be missed and we will often smile when thinking of her. Our prayers are with you all! xo Gale and Monte

  3. So sorry for the loss of your mom, she was a great lady.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love to all,
    Jeff, Laurie, Michael & Ryan McKenney

  4. Lit a candle in memory of Celeste Frazier

  5. To Toni and family, I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I never got to meet her, but I’ve heard you and Lyn talk about her cooking and I feel she was a great Lady and a fabulous cook. My prayers are with you all and my deepest love.

    Saundra Herriott

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