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Richard E. Frates Sr., MD P’81 MD’85


Richard E. Frates Sr., 85, of Barrington, RI, died July 9. He was a graduate of Boston College and Tufts University School of Medicine. He was a radiologist for more than 50 years, founding the angiography division at Rhode Island Hospital in the early 1960s, and serving as radiologist-in-chief at Women & Infants Hospital and assistant professor of diagnostic imaging until his retirement in 1998. Richard had the unique distinction of election to fellowship in both the American College of Radiology and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is survived by his five children, including Mary C. Frates ’81 MD’85; 11 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. His wife, Mary Louise Burns Frates, predeceased him.


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