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Richard E. Frates
March 13, 2020


Richard E. Frates, 62

Dateline: Middleboro, MA

Richard E. Frates, age 62, of Middleboro, formerly of Taunton, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his adoring family on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Morton Hospital in Taunton.

Born in Taunton, MA on February 27, 1958, he was a loving son of Madeline (Arruda) Frates of Taunton and the late Richard Frates.

Ricky grew up and was educated in Taunton and was previously employed as a Patient Care Technician at the former Paul A. Dever State School in Taunton.

A resident of Taunton for most of his life, Ricky loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed working on older cars and hotrods, especially his Nova’s. He was an avid New England Patriots fan who also enjoyed fishing and will always be remembered for his remarkable sense of humor and the special place he held in his heart for animals.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his devoted daughters: Crystal Frates of Taunton and Shelby Frates of Taunton. He was the dear brother of the late Scott Frates, Gordon Frates and Tony Frates and is also survived by his beloved nieces and nephews.

Services, along with burial at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery will be private and visiting hours have been omitted.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Taunton Memorial Funeral Home, 8 Crapo St., Taunton.

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8 Crapo Street
Taunton, MA 02780