Cynthia Fraser D’Avanzo, 79, departed earthly life on Dec. 10, 2013, at her home in Highgate, St. Mary, Jamaica. She was born on May 28, 1934, in Richmond, St. Mary, Jamaica, to the late Cleveland Benjamin Fraser and Sybil Fraser Abrahams.
She was schooled in Jamaica and spent most of her life in Stamford, Conn. She was employed for many years as a cost accountant and relocated to Florida upon retirement. Later she resided in Zebulon and Louisburg, N.C. She was a member of Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville, N.C. She was a devoted mother, sister and daughter who will be missed by many.
She is survived by brothers Leith Fraser (Betty) of New Haven, Conn., and Pastor Noel Fraser (Donna) of Mandeville, Jamaica; sister Ethel Richmond of Lanham, Maryland; daughters Kathryn Monteiro of Zebulon, Lydia Monteiro Winston (Harold) of Louisburg, Stephanie Davis Monteiro of Gardner, Kan.; son, Gregory Monteiro; stepson Paul D’Avanzo (Melinda) of Stamford; grandchildren, Justin Monteiro of Louisburg, Maza Rey (Eric) of Meriden, Conn., Harold Winston and Steven Winston of Stratford, Conn., Gabrielle Monteiro, of Raleigh, Diamond Davis, of Gardner, Chanel Davis and Jazz Davis, of Gardner; stepgrandchildren Myla D’Avanzo, of Stamford, Melody Harvey of Durham, and Natasha Scott, of Stratford; brother-in-law, Warren Shaw; and longtime family friend, Frederick Thompson, plus a host of devoted great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, loving friends and extended family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Rudolph D’Avanzo; sisters, Sybil Fraser Atterberry and Pearl Fraser Shaw; parents Cleveland Fraser and Sybil Fraser Abrahams.
A celebration of life will be held at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Nashville, N.C., on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. She will be interred in Jamaica.
Please send any condolences to the family in the care of Edwards Funeral Home in Wilson, N.C.