Frances McDonald

Frances McDonald

September 14, 1919 - December 4, 2019
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Frances McDonald, 100, of Crofton, MD passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Annapolis, MD. Born in Nanticoke, PA on September 14, 1919 to the late Anthony and Julia Margelewicz, she was a homemaker and beloved Army wife for over 22 years. Frances was a devoted Catholic and was a longtime member of St. Columba Catholic Church in Oxon Hill, MD. She enjoyed gardening, travelling in her motor home, square dancing, sewing, baking, swimming into her 80's, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Earl McDonald; a daughter, Susan Pettibone; and five siblings. She is survived by three children, Donna (Frank) Hall of Henderson, NV, Andrew (Cindy) McDonald of Annandale, VA, and Maria (Jim) Kuhns of Crofton, MD; a son-in-law, Russell Pettibone; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church, 1070 Cecil Ave., Millersville, MD on Monday, December 9 at 10 am. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Military Order Of The Purple Heart, 5413 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151. An online guestbook is available by visiting the link on this page.
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    Monday, December 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, December 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church
    1070 Cecil Avenue
    Millersville, MD
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  • Interment

    Arlington National Cemetery
    Memorial Drive
    ARLINGTON, VA 22211
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Posted at 08:19am
Chochi Fran, my godmother, my mom's sister, my instant thought when it comes to laughter. After hearing of her passing, a few days later, I sat in my living room. It was a quiet evening and I thought of my Chochi Fran. The tears came profusely, but not long after, smiles overcame those tears. The memories of visits to our home in Nanticoke, especially on Easter, the camping trips to Moon Lake, the talks we had as I sat on those kitchen steps. Oh, and that Mynah bird mimicking her contagious laugh. These are some of the moments that I'll always remember that will continue to make me smile!! I admire her for her tenacity and the way she took care of herself as she entered her senior years..….Grabbing life and enjoying every moment!! Kocham cie Chochi Fran, you will always be in my heart!

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