HOSCHTON - Berto Fraga, 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 16, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones.
Berto was born on January 16, 1931, in Cuba, the son of the late Ventura Fraga and Consuelo Rodriguez. He was preceded in death by brothers, Venturita, Mario and Ibrahim Fraga.
Berto, his wife, Ida, and his children, came to the United States in June of 1962 to escape Communism and start a new life for themselves in America. Berto was a devout Catholic, faithful husband, loving father, and beloved grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ida Fraga; sister, Cristina (Sergio) O’Reilly, Miami, Fla.; children, Ida (Jose) Valeri, Hoschton, Berto Fraga, Jr., Moore Haven, Fla., and Enio (Terrie) Fraga, Dallas, Ga.; grandchildren, Eric Valeri, Laurie Hitzges, Aimee Vickers, Wendy Oesterle, Berto Fraga III, Chris Fraga, Matthew Fraga, Jennifer Fraga, Brian Fraga, and Melissa Toth; 21 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m., Saturday, May 24, at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church with interment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery. Father Tom Zahuta will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 23, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd., S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, is in charge of arrangements.
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