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Francis M. McDonald

Francis M. McDonald Obituary

Francis M. McDonald, 80, of Pittston Twp., passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, at his home.

Born Nov. 8, 1939, in Duryea, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna Boles McDonald.

Frances attended Pittston schools. During his younger days, he worked for Ferrara Construction as a carpenter and at Mt. Carmel Cemetery as a caretaker. Frances was a firefighter for over 50 years. He was active in Eagle Hose Co. 20, Pittston, and a staple at the Pittston Twp. Fire Department. His pride and joy, no matter where he lived, was his garden. More recently, he enjoyed spending time with his step-grandchildren in his garden.

In addition to his parents, Frances was preceded in death by sister, Joanie Cunrad; and brothers, Jerry, Michael and Arthur McDonald.

Surviving are his wife of 21 years, Charlotte Angelella McDonald, Pittston Twp.; sister, Mary Ann Gallagher, Pittston, stepson, Ernie Angelella and wife, Mary Louise, Exeter; stepdaughter, Lena Angelella, Pittston Twp.; along with two step-grandchildren, Grace and John Angelella. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Guy Fasciana and his staff, the team at Compassionate Care Hospice, along with the Pittston Twp. Fire Department, Police Department and Ambulance for the excellent care and compassion they showed to both Francis and his family.

Funeral services are in the care of Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Twp.

Calling hours will be held at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday.

A blessing service will follow calling hours at noon.

Interment will be held at the family's convenience.

Those who plan on attending are asked to wear a mask and honor the ongoing social distancing guidelines. Depending on the number of those attending, we may limit the number of people in the facility at one time. Please be patient and courteous to others by paying your respects in a timely fashion.

For information or to express your condolences to the family, please visit www.GrazianoFuneralHome.com.

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