1936 – 2015

RUMFORD — Frank “Frankie” Mark MacDonald, 78, died Wednesday, July 22, at Rumford Community Home.

He was born in Rumford on Oct. 15, 1936, the son of James C. and Gladys H. MacDonald. He graduated from Stephens High School in 1954 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

Frankie worked out of the area in construction for a number of years. Upon returning to Rumford, he lived with his brother, Jim. Thanks to many friends he met over the years, he spent winters in Florida or Hawaii.

He resided with his niece, Vicky Hughes and her husband, Kevin, of Andover prior to admission to the Rumford Community Home and was especially close to them, as well as his nieces, Tawn MacDonald and Lisa McPhee. He was close to his many nieces and nephews and enjoyed many family outings.

Survivors include his sisters, Rosabelle Tifft, Bethel, Sally Brown, Mexico, and Gladys (Toto) McDonald and her husband, Daniel Sr., Rumford; nieces, Vicky Hughes and her husband, Kevin, Andover, Tawn MacDonald, Lewiston, Lisa McPhee and her husband, Wayne, Rumford, Diane Austin and her husband, Preston, Mexico, Debra Melanson and her husband, Albert, Woolwich, Cynthia Aiken, Yarmouth, Cindy Gammon and her husband, Bear, Andover, Sandee Gordon and her husband, Glenn, Mexico, and Peggy MacDonald, New Hampshire; nephews, Doug Brown and his wife, Debra, Peru, Danny Brown, Mexico, Clifford MacDonald and his wife, Renee, Dixfield, Daniel McDonald Jr., and his wife, Jessica, Rumford, Kevin McDonald and his wife, Becky, Rumford, Frank McDonald and his wife, Doreen, Leominster, Mass., Timothy McDonald and his wife, Julie, Eagle River, Alaska, Bob Tifft and his wife, Sue, Buckfield, and John Beardlsey, Rumford; and a number of grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, James C. MacDonald and Gladys; brothers, Jim, John and Raymond; sisters, Victoria Conley, Catherine MacDonald and Margaret Goggin; and great-uncle, Frank Singer.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Rumford Community Home for their kindness and care of Frankie over the past four years.

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