Mary L. Fratalone, 87, of Egremont, trainer of harness horses

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By Tuesday, May 2 Obituaries

Mary L. Fratalone, 87 of Egremont, died Sunday December 18, at home. She was born in Great Barrington on February 14, 1929, to Curtis T. and Louise McCrery Grant. She was a 1948 graduate of Roeliff Jansen Central School. She was a breeder and trainer of harness horses, trotters and pacers. She raced at Saratoga, Roosevelt, Rockingham, Monticello, Chatham Fair Grounds, Vernon Downs and Green Mountain. Mary’s husband John J. Fratalone, whom she married on October 28, 1950 predeceased her in 1996. She was a den mother for the Egremont Cub Scouts, was an Egremont Historian, and was a caregiver for the elderly in the Egremont area. She enjoyed dancing and horseback riding. Mary leaves a son John, of Hillsdale, N.Y., and a daughter Diane Fratalone, of North Egremont.

A Memorial Service for Mary L. Fratalone who died December 18, will be held on Saturday May 13 at 11 a.m. in Hillside Cemetery in Egremont with Pastor Charles Van Ausdall officiating. Birches-Roy Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be made through

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