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Frances Ellen McDonald

August 26, 2021


Frances Ellen (Lyshak) McDonald, nee Harrington, 101 years of age, died on August 26, 2021.  She was the mother of four children (Carol, Bill, Francie and Joni) with her first husband, Peter Lyshak, who died at age 53.  She was the grandmother of five and great grandmother of 11.

She was a lover of books, classical music and opera, traveling, cooking, politics, interior design, golfing, sewing, gardening, coffee, and all creatures (except bugs).  Having attained a Master’s in Library Science from Wayne State University, Frances taught in the Detroit Public Schools for many years.

She became an avid bridge player and led the creation of bridge clubs in several senior communities, later marrying Raymond McDonald, her bridge partner and friend.

She was intellectually curious, witty and loved learning, which led her on many adventures both great and small. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice, in honor of Frances.


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