Michael Frazier

Obituary of Michael N. Frazier

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Michael N. Frazier, 71, passed away Sunday afternoon July 12, 2020 with the love and support of his daughter at his side. Funeral arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira, NY. Friends are invited to call at St Mary's Cemetery, Gale Road, Brushton, NY on August 1, 2020 from 11- 11:30 am. Funeral services with military honors honoring Michael's life will commence at 11:30 am. Michael was born in Malone, NY on October 6, 1948, the son of Neil and Elizabeth (Tupper) Frazier. He graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in 1967. He is survived by his daughter Michele. Michael made a career in the military beginning in 1968 serving in Vietnam with the Marines. After completing 4 years and reaching the rank of Sergeant in the Marines, he served as a Police Officer for a short time and then reenlisted in the Army, serving 22.5 years. 16.5 of those years were served as an Infantryman, training with the Rangers. He was a Drill Sergeant and became known as "Big Daddy" as he looked out for many men and women. He had many adventures and calls to duty including 3 tours to Germany, the Gulf and Panama to name just a few. His last 6 years were as a Construction Engineer Supervisor, retiring as a Sergeant First Class. Among his many awards and decorations are Expert Infantryman, Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), Combat Action Ribbon, Air Medal (5th Award), 5 Combat Air Crew Wings, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, 3 Army Commendation Medals, Air Assault, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge and National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star. After retiring from the military, he went on to serve New York State for 15 years as a Correctional Officer serving at several facilities: Green Haven, Sing Sing, Marcy and finally retiring from Chateauguay Facility in 2010. "Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can." -Vince Lombardi In lieu of flowers, it is asked that donations be made in Michael's honor to: VEToga - www.vetoga.org OR Malone American Legion, Morton Street, Malone, NY 12953 Floral arrangements by Fountain's Enchanted Florist, https://fountainsenchantedfloristandevents.com/ Special memories may be shared with the Frazier family at www.flintfuneralhomeny.com