Flemington, NJ - Bernard F. Frain, Sr., 82, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at his home. Born and raised in Newark, NJ, son of the late Patrick and Katherine (Wilson) Frain, he moved to Springfield in 1955 and settled in Flemington in 2006.
Bernie served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps as a Sergeant from 1951-1954, earning the Korean Service Medal. He retired from the Postal Service as a letter carrier after thirty years of service and also from Anheuser-Busch in Newark . Bernie was most recently a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Three Bridges and formerly of St. James Church in Springfield where he was an usher and a member of the Holy Name Society. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus #5560 in Springfield.
Bernie was predeceased by two brothers; John Frain, Sr. and Patrick Frain.
Bernie leaves behind his wife of fifty-seven years, Mary C. (Bolger) Frain; five children, Mary Frain of Whitehouse Station, James Frain of Upper Montclair, Bernard Frain, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Colts Neck, Eileen Frain of High Bridge, and Ann Banz and his son-in-law Joseph of Bridgewater; brother Thomas Frain and his sister-in-law Mary of Shark River Hills, sister-in-law Evelyn Frain of Westfield and sister-in-law Alice McAllister and her husband Frank of Charlotte, NC.; his five grandchildren, Joseph Jr., Daniel and Katherine Banz, Jenna and Leah Frain, as well as several nieces and nephews. He will also be sadly missed by his beloved caregiver, Melvin Sangabol, whose compassion and caring knew no bounds.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation at Countryside Funeral Home, 724 Route 202 North, Three Bridges, NJ 08887 on Sunday, September 9 from 2-5 p.m.
Funeral services will begin on Monday, September 10 at 9:15 a.m. at Countryside Funeral Home followed by a 10:00 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 105 Summer Road, Three Bridges, NJ 08887. Committal words will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery & Mausoleum in Bridgewater.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Bernie’s memory to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Building Fund.