On Saturday, December 15, we lost our beloved Alison Mae Fraser. While her death was unexpected, Alison battled a deadly disease for the final years of her life and fought for her life courageously until the day God called her home. Alison was born on October 23, 1985, daughter of William and Mary Ann Fraser in Kingston, New York. She grew up in Olivebridge and lived in the surrounding area for most of her life.
Alison was born to sing and bring joy to the people around her. She was an exuberant child with an infectious grin. She shared her love of music with others from the earliest years of her life, beginning by belting out classic Whitney Houston and eventually ended up on stage. As an adult she performed with her father Bill and the Famous Lee's of Krumville.
Alison was an excellent, driven student, earning a dual Masters Degree in both Special Education and Reading from Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh,N.Y., while working full time. She was currently employed at Fastenal, in Kingston, as a Sales Associate/AR.
Alison was a fiercely loyal friend, maintaining lifelong relationships with some of her earliest cohorts and forging powerful bonds with people she met on every step of her journey in her adult life.
Alison was a sister you could call upon in any circumstance and be guaranteed understanding, generosity, love and a twisted sense of humor that brought levity to the darkness of life's challenges. Alison was a daughter who selflessly tried to be as helpful to her family as she could be. She was an organizer of extended family gatherings and took off from college to help care for her father when he fell ill. She was also an instrumental part of raising her niece, Lily when her sister struggled as a single mother.
Alison loved her family, laughter, her friends, music, food, and life itself but more than anything, she loved being a mother to her daughter Layla. When Layla was born Alison did everything to transform her life. Layla is a bright shining light in this world and she clearly inherited her mother's determination and wit. She is Alison's greatest accomplishment and gift to us all, and for her, we will always be grateful.
Alison fought relentlessly against a disease that was much more powerful than her. Over the course of her treatments, Alison was in the care of many professionals and fellow recovering addicts who helped Alison reclaim her health and in turn she touched their lives.
Alison is survived by her daughter, Layla Burgher; Layla's father Richard Burgher; Mother and Father William and Mary Ann Fraser; sister Melissa McCarthy and husband Quentin McCarthy; brother George Fraser and his partner Tia Hantout; niece Lily; nephews: Donovan, Ronan, and Jasper; her partner Fred Wood; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Keyser Funeral & and Cremation Service 326 Albany Avenue, KIngston NY 12401, where friends and family may visit on Friday, December 28th, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at 11am at St. Augustine Chapel, 71 Watson Hollow Road, West Shokan, NY 12494. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Hope House Women and Children's Program, 890 Madison Avenue, Albany, New York 12208