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Sammy L. Fratto

April 11, 1943 - May 6, 2018


Sammy Fratto was born in Laramie, Wyoming April 11, 1943 and passed away May 6, 2018 after a short illness.

She graduated from St. Mary's University in Leavenworth,
Kansas with a Bachelor's in Education and later earned her Master's Degree from Portland State University. She taught school for approximately 35 years in the Salem Keizer area. She really enjoyed the middle school students. She was a dedicated volunteer in her parish, St. Vincent DePaul, Salem.

She is survived by her three sisters, Margaret Willis (David,
MD.), Jeanne Fratto, and Theresa Fratto, and nephews, Aaron Fratto, Adam Willis, M.D./ PhD, (Andrea Foldes, M.D., ) Andrew Willis, (Katie), as well as her niece, Alicia Heddon. She was a great aunt to Dominic, Mayson, and Lucy.

A Rosary service will be held at 10:30 am followed by a Memorial Mass at 11 am on May 22, 2018 at St. Vincent DePaul Parish, 1010 Columbia St. NE, Salem, Or 97301. A reception will follow Mass in the Church basement.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church https://stvincentparishsalem.org/ , Marion County Dog Shelter http://www.co.marion.or.us/CS/DogServices/Pages/adoptinfo.aspx and Willamette Humane Society https://whs4pets.org/dogs/ .  Assisting the family is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

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My sympathy to Sammy's immediate and extended family.  I worked with Sammy while I was a reading teacher at Whiteaker Middle School in the 90's.  Sammy was a very dedicated and caring teacher and will be missed by many people.  She cared deeply about her students and wanted only the best for them.  



Sammy touched so many hearts and minds!  Her caring attitude and warm smile will never be forgotten by me.  I taught with Sammy at Whiteaker Junior High and she never failed to make me smile too.  

She will be greatly missed by family and friends.  I wish I could attend her Memorial Mass but I will be out of town.  Her family and close friends remain in my prayers. 



My Prayers for God’s Comfort, Strength and Peace to hold each Heart who aches in the loss of Sammy - including mine. I will sorely miss you.