Powell A. Fraser

  • Born: November 7, 1925
  • Died: February 26, 2015
  • Location: Port Charlotte, Florida

Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory

2151 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Tel. 941-629-3141

Tribute & Message From The Family

Powell A. Fraser, 89, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home in Port Charlotte. He was born November 7, 1925 in Dracut, Massachusetts and retired to Port Charlotte in June of 1988.

Mr. Fraser was a retired police officer from Lowell, MA. He was the son of the late Arthur A. and Frances K. (Powell) Fraser, and the husband of his late & beloved wife, Louise A. (Gusmini Guarnieri) Fraser. He served in the US Navy serving in WW II and Korean War as an aviation radioman and combat air crewman. He was awarded the Navy "Air Medal and Gold Star" in lieu of the second air medal and other commendations. He was a life member in the following organizations all located in Port Charlotte: Knights of Columbus, Council #11483, Disabled American Veterans Foreign Wars, Chapter 82, Veteran's of Foreign War, Post 5690, American Legion, Post #110. He was also a member of the Massachusetts Police Association and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. Powell was a wonderful man who enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an outstanding brother, uncle, great uncle, great great uncle and friend and will forever be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Survivors include a brother, John G. Fraser of Clearwater, FL; Nephew, John F. Fraser of Dracut, MA; a niece, Melissa A. (Paul ) McNeely of Clearwater, FL; three step children, Robert Guarnieri of Fort Worth, TX, Kenneth Guarnieri of Orange, NH and Charles Guarnieri of Naples, FL; 2 great-nieces, Jessica and Jaime; a great-nephew, John Ryan; 2 great great-nieces, Mia and Madelyn; his dearest and closest friends, Bob (Shannon) Wright and Regina Szawlowski, Powell's girlfriend for the past 14 years.

A Memorial Mass will be held 11:00AM, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Port Charlotte. Inurnment with Military Honors will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Port Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of brother Powell Fraser's name to American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Port Charlotte St. Max Knights , 992 Tamiami Trail Unit C-2 Port Charlotte, FL 33953.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Will miss him as he was a close friend since he moved to Port Charlotte in the 80's.

Posted by George Ponzio - Close friend   April 02, 2015


Our thoughts and prayers are with his brother John and family. Powell will be missed by all who remember him at Charlotte Sports Park where he was at most games as far back as the Texas Rangers; Stone Crabs and Spring training for the Rays. He was a true gentleman. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Ted & Laurie Dobrinski - Port Charlotte, FL   March 07, 2015