Frances R. McDonald - age: 96
(January 16, 1924 to April 07, 2020
A private family service will be held Sunday April 19, 2020 with the Rev. Beverly Lowell, of the United Baptist Church officiating. Live Streaming of the funeral will be available, call the funeral home for details.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date at the United Baptist Church, when things are safer.
Burial will be scheduled at a later date at Laurel Hill Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in her memory please consider the United Baptist Church of Saco, 318 Main St, Saco or to the Maine Wildlife Park Gray, 41 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0041
Saco, Frances R. McDonald, 96, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday April 7, 2020.
She was the first baby born at the Trull Hospital in Biddeford, January 16, 1924 the daughter of Leroy and Maude Loomer Rowell.
Frances attended local schools and graduated from Thornton Academy in 1942.
She then graduated from Central Maine General School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.
She worked for many years as a private duty nurse and operating room assistant for Dr. Paul S. Hill Jr. She made sure his black bag was always ready to go for house calls
An 83-year member of the United Baptist Church of Saco, she served on the Board of Trustees, the Deacons, the Flower Committee, the choir, and oversaw the nursery in the 1960’s.
Franny enjoyed walking, gardening, dining out, being a true homemaker, housewife and mother. Another favorite pastime was flying with her husband in their Cessna, that they kept in Biddeford. She also enjoyed traveling out west to visit Margie, when she lived there, and keeping company with her cats, Lucy and Desi.
She is predeceased by her husband Leroy “Paul” McDonald, a brother Leroy “ Whitey” Rowell and a sister Lorraine Johnson.
Survivors include her daughter Marjorie McDonald of Saco, with whom she resided, her son Fredrick McDonald and wife Tina Cote McDonald of Hollis, a sister Carolyn Remick of Eliot, 4 grandchildren, Michael McDonald of Saco, Mathew McDonald of Scarborough, Ricky Cote of Keene, NH and Jessica Walker of Indianapolis, IN, two step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, along with their spouses and children, scattered along the East Coast.