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Rachael Osborne Fronk (1941-2019)

Rachael Osborne Fronk

FARMINGTON - Rachael Osborne Fronk, 78, passed away at her home on March 11, 2019.

She was born on Jan. 17, 1941 in New Sharon, the daughter of George and Minnie (Bachalder) Osborne.

Rachael graduated from Wilton Academy in the class of 1961. On May 4, 1964, she married Keith E. Fronk in Industry. Over the years, she worked at G.H. Bass, Livermore Shoe and Farmington Shoe, and also as a CNA. Rachael enjoyed puzzles, sewing, and spending time with the grandkids.

Rachael is survived by; her husband, Keith Fronk of Farmington; son, Jeffrey Fronk and wife Brenda of Farmington; daughter, Betsy Scott and husband Andrew of Michigan; sister, Jeanann Cote of Portland; brother, Richard Chabot of Farmington; grandson, Chris Butterfield, and wife Lorrin of Farmington; granddaughter, Brooke Kenyon and husband Josh of North Carolina; grandson, Justin Ridley of Farmington; great grandsons, Henry and Colton; great granddaughter, Riley; sisters in-law, Josie Newell and Alice McCafferty; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Michael Newell, on March 5, 2019.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurse staff at Androscoggin Home Health Service.

Donations in Rachael’s memory may be made to the Clearwater Ministry Food Pantry, 1432 Industry Rd., Industry, ME 04938.

Graveside services will be held later in the spring at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. You were a great friend, Rach. RIP

  2. Deepest sympathy to Keith and to Rachel's family. Rest in peace.

  3. My sincerest condolences to to Keith, Jeff, Betsy and the entire Fronk family. I am so sorry for your loss and wish for you to hold on to happy times and memories. I shall never forget all the kindnesses you have shown to my family.

  4. One of our own classmates from WA 1961. Always a nice friendly smile. We'll miss you.

  5. So sorry for you loss. I took the CNA class with Rachael many years ago..She was a kind,caring caregiver. Rest in peace

  6. Keith, Ric and I are so sorry to hear of Rachael’s passing. She was such a great fan and lady, and showed up for our performances whenever possible. I also enjoyed getting together with her at the house for coffee. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  7. Dale and I are so very sorry for your loss, our sincere condolences to Keith, Jeff, Brenda and Betsy and families. Rachael was a family member and good friend, fly high with the angels Rachael, till we meet again.

  8. Keith,Jeff, Betsy and families. I'm so sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Rachael! Sincerely, Pam&Bob Hyde

  9. So sorry to hear of the loss of Rachael. She was a very sweet lady and will be sorely missed.

  10. My condolences to Keith and kids.. you are in our thoughts and prayers

  11. Keith, Jeff, Brenda, Betsy and all of Rachael's family. I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish all of your memories and hold them close. Rachael was a very sweet person and I always enjoyed meeting up with her and chatting. My prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. She is free of pain and may she rest in peace.

  12. My sincere condolences to Keith, her children and grandchildren ..R.I.P. , Rachael..

  13. Rachel was a class mate we met for lunch sometimes she was a kind and sweet person will miss her.

  14. So sorry for your loss Keith, Jeff, Brenda and family. Rachael was always fun to be around. May she rest in peace.

  15. I am so very sorry to read of Rachel's passing; she was such a sweet person. I am sure she'll catch up to my mother, Patty Armstrong, in heaven.