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Dorothy F. Fragomeni


Dorothy F. (McCollum) Fragomeni, 96, born in Springfield, September 6, 1923, to Joseph A. & Florence M. (Haggerty) McCollum, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2020.

She attended Springfield schools, graduating from Technical High School, and later took accounting classes at Western New England College.

Dot was married to Anthony Fragomeni for over 62 years until his passing in 2011.

She worked for, United American Bosch as a planning clerk, WICO-Prestolite Electronics Division progressing from accounting clerk to controller, and retired from Hampden County Employees Federal Credit Union (HCEFCU) as manager.

She was a Notary Public for over 14 years, on the Board of Directors for HCEFCU, and a Junior Achievement Advisor for many years while working at Prestolite.

Dot was a Communicant of Holy Name Parish, a volunteer at Loaves & Fishes, making meals for homeless for over 20 years and was Treasurer of Forever Young Club.

She was known for her annual St. Patrick’s Day party, serving a traditional home cooked Irish dinner & Irish coffee, while hosting all her Italian guests who joined in on the traditional Irish songs.

Dot enjoyed going to the Symphony, listening to country western music and ABBA.

Some of her favorite memories came from her & Anthony’s trips to Hampton Beach with their nephews Chris & Jeff, as well as the yearly get togethers at the beach with the Fragomeni, Arieti, Fazzi & Gentile families.

Dot is predeceased by her beloved husband Anthony, and her brother, Joseph C. McCollum, Sr.

She leaves her sister, Carole David & husband Roy, brother in-law, Paul Fragomeni & wife Frida, and sister in-law Madeline McCollum, along with many nephews, nieces, and close friends, Betty-Ann Corcodilos & husband Peter, and Judy Murphy.

A special thanks to Grace & staff at Keystone Commons for the many years of home like care she received. As Dorothy’s health declined, she moved to Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing where she also received excellent care.

Dorothy’s Liturgy of Christian Burial will be Celebrated, Thursday, July 2, 11AM, at Holy Name Parish in Springfield. Please adhere to the Diocesan directive requiring masks & social distancing. A private burial will follow at Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam.

Memorial donations may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or IFCR (supports CDKL5 deficiency disorder), PO Box 926, Wadsworth, OH 44282.

Please visit www.TazziniFuneralHome.com for condolences.

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