Obituary: JOHN “JACK” ALOYSIUS FRAUMENI January 30, 1927 – October 13, 2013

John Jack Aloysius Fraumeni


Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away at the age of 86 after a valiant fight with various conditions, most recently cancer. Jack leaves his darling wife and constant companion of 57 years, Mary, and his children Paul (Frances), Mary Ellen (Brian), Anne Marie (Tom), Martha (Danica), Angela and Julie (Darren). Deeply loved Grampa of Glenna, Nicholas, Sam, Emily, Sarah, Tommy, Michael, Rich, Matt, Ben, Jack and Cal. Predeceased by his parents, Maria and Giovanni Fraumeni, and his siblings Nancy, Joe, Frank and Mary. Jack is also survived by his lifelong best friend, Paul MCCabe, and many loved extended family members and friends. Born and raised in London, Ontario, Jack became a respected teacher and senior administrator with the Toronto and North York Boards of Education for more than 30 years and was renowned for his innovation and leadership in the teaching of French. As such, he led the establishment of the French immersion and French language program for the North York Board. He was equally well known for his passion for food, opera and baseball and was the Detroit Tigers’ most ardent fan. But Jack’s greatest thrill was being with his wife and family. He spread his unquenchable zest for life to all of us and was both a pillar of strength and a font of joy. Life with Jack was a never-ending carnival of learning, sharing and fun. We will all do our best now to carry on his incredible spirit. Our family extends its deep gratitude to North York General Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital and, especially, to Dr. Peter D’Angelo. Friends may visit at the TRULL “NORTH TORONTO” FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence Ave.), on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and again from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. GABRIEL’S PASSIONIST PARISH (670 Sheppard Ave. East, in North York), on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Parking is available at St. Gabriel’s in the church’s underground parking facility. The church is also accessible by subway. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to St. Gabriel’s Parish or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at

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