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

  1. Toni; Bob & I share in remembering the sweet smile and great accent of Mama Celeste! She was so cute when she would come looking for you the office asking for her “Toni” you could see how happy she was. Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mommie. Alice Sottile

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  3. Mie cari, Non so dirvi quanto dispiacere sentire che la mia cara Celestina non ce piu. Vi sono vicina con il penziero. Vi voglio tanto bene!

    Baci Cari,

    Tina & Famigllia

  4. Diane soper says:

    Julie, John and Toni,
    Though it has been many years that we have seen Aunt Celeste ,know that Dina,Nino and I are very saddened to hear the news of your dear mama Celeste’s passing away. Our papa Gilberto Lombardi Beach has been gone for 34 years and mamma Joanna 8 yrs ,we feel your loss. Our dear (late) Uncle Frank Lombardi and Antie Corrine always kept us up on your dear mamma and our Italian families in Italy. Carla messaged me about your momma passing. Keep your memories alive.. Thank You Carla and Tina. Again we are very sorry for your loss.Hugs from family in Midland Michigan. Gary and Diane Soper,Dina Beach and Nino Beach

  5. Celest was one of the first people I met when we moved here to California, she was a bright light at Mission hosptal always so happy and fun to be with. She made the best spagetti sauce and her meatballs were to incredible. In her spare time she and Chuckie cut down hugh over grown trees in our yard. She was amazing. I will always remember her laugh. Her spirit is indelible in my heart. We will miss you Celeste until we meet again. Rest in peace.
    Linda Healion

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