Francis E. McNabb

SACO — Francis E. McNabb, 81, of Saco, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

Francis was born on March 11, 1929, in Biddeford a son of John and Nora (Sullivan) McNabb. He was educated in the Biddeford schools.

Francis enlisted in the United States Navy on March 27, 1946, serving his country during World War II, receiving the Victory Medal at the end of the war, and then during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 8, 1954. Later he was employed as a maintenance specialist with the United States Postal Service in Portland, retiring in 1996.

He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed playing golf and the occasional trip to Mohegan Sun for a little gambling. He loved to spend time with his family and friends.

Francis was predeceased by his three brothers, John McNabb, Paul McNabb and Gene McNabb, and also by his two sisters, Elizabeth McNabb and Ruth McNabb. He is survived by his life partner of 25 years, Louise Hamor of Saco; his four sons, Michael McNabb of Naples, David McNabb of Limington, Edward McNabb of Old Orchard Beach and Shawn McNabb of Portland, his daughter, Cynthia McNabb of Portland; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are asked to attend a graveside service with military honors on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at 11 a.m., in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cote Funeral Home, Saco.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations to: Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, Maine 04074, in memory of Francis E. McNabb.

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