Lucretia J. Fraczak

By Orleans Hub Posted 11 January 2022 at 1:06 pm

Lucretia J. Fraczak, of Medina, entered into rest peacefully on Sun., Jan. 9, 2022 at the Martin-Linsin Hospice Residence in Albion.

Born on July 23, 1935 in Buffalo, she was a daughter of the late John and Helen (Nowak) Dujenski. Lucretia married Leonard S. Fraczak on Jan. 22, 1955 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church in Medina. They were lifelong residents of Medina and together raised a loving family of five children, whom she instilled a strong sense of faith, devotion, compassion, empathy and laughter. A devout Catholic, Lucretia was a parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus R.C. Church and upon its closing, was a parishioner of Holy Trinity R.C. Parish, St. Mary’s Church. She was a parish councilmember, taught religious education classes, was a member of the Rosary Society, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and was a Franciscan Sisters- St. Joseph Associate.

Lucretia worked for Rochester Products Division of General Motors for many years, where she was the first woman appointed to a management position as general foreman. She also volunteered at Medina Memorial Hospital and the Medina Central School District. She was part of the original crew that formed the Mustang Band Boosters, where she served as president and secretary. She even sewed the sequins on the original front banner and held VIP seats at the 50 yard line. Lucretia was a proud member of the Medina community and touched so many lives through her faithful acts of kindness, volunteer work and sincere friendships.

A mother and grandmother to many, even outside of her family, Lucretia was always there to give advice, lend an ear, say a prayer and for sure to make us laugh. She leaves behind a legacy of love and a lifetime of memories for her family and friends to cherish.

In addition to her parents, Lucretia joins in Heaven her beloved husband, Leonard Frazcak, who passed in 2000; son, Andrew Fraczak 2014; brother, Bernard Dujenski 1978; sister, Arlene Bensley 2019; and dear lifelong friend, Sister Presentia Stawicki 2020.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Virginia (Jeff) Klotzbach, Cynthia Hewitt, Christine (Michael) Biernacki and Clara (Howard) Lake; grandchildren: Kari Ann Hewitt, Krisha (Michael) Budner, Timothy (Nikki) Winans, Matthew Winans, Aubry (Aaron) Phillips, Zachary Baldwin, Jennifer (Justin) Webster, Alexander Baldwin, Steven Biernacki and Andi Lou Fraczak; seven great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Thomas Hewitt; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Sun., Jan. 16 from 4-8 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Bernard Nowak on Mon., Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 211 Eagle St., Medina. Masks will be mandatory at both locations. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Supportive Care of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411; Orleans Community Health Foundation, 200 Ohio St., Medina, NY 14103; or to Holy Trinity Parish at the address above.

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