Dorothy A. Fraser of Riverhead died on July 16, 2021 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. She was 81 years old.

She was born on Sept. 15, 1939 in Greenport to Charles and Josephine Lapinski. She graduated from Riverhead High School and worked as a teaching assistant in Riverhead Central School District for 39 years.

She was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Church in Riverhead since she was a child. She was a devout Catholic and contributor to the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington D.C.

She is survived by her husband Gerald, children Bruce (Debra) and Cathy, grandsons Scott Fraser (Julia) and Christopher (Kaitlyn) and siblings Barbara Wienski of California, Charles J. Lapinski (Jean) and Sharon Yakaboski (Stanley).

The family will receive visitors on Monday, July 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home. A mass will be held on Tuesday July 20 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Basilica of the National Shrine at 400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington DC 20017.