January 29, 2014

Francis Daniel Machabee

MALONE — Francis Daniel Machabee, of Malone, passed away on Jan. 25, 2014.

He was born in Bellmont on Sept. 11, 1933 to Frank and Hazel (Drown) Machabee.

On June 20, 1964 he was united in marriage to Jeanne Thayer. She predeceased him.

He was joined in marriage by Msgr. Coseo, to Brenda Sullivan, on Jan. 18, 1973 at Notre Dame Church. She survives.

He attended St. Joseph's Academy in Malone. As a young man, Francis worked with his father on the Frank N. Machabee and Sons farm. For 36 years he worked for the Franklin County Highway Department, retiring as Deputy Highway Superintendent in 1995.

Francis was a communicant of Malone Catholic Parishes. He was an avid downhill skier, served on Ski Patrol and taught at Moon Valley in Chasm Falls. He also taught at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was especially happy puttering away at projects in his garage and traveling to his grandchildren's various athletic and musical activities.

Along with his wife, Francis is survived by a son, Charles Francis and spouse Rebecca Oey and their three children, Arthur, Paul and Alena, of Brushton; a son, Daniel Arthur and spouse Heather (Smith) and their two children, Keith and Hollister, of Delmar; a daughter, Nancy Ann, and spouse Troy Marshall and their three children, Becka, Samantha and Madison, of Brandon; a daughter, Ellie Lynn Machabee and spouse Derek Wescott and their two children, Sullivan and Sawyer, of Burke; a son, Marc David and spouse Kelly (Bauer) and their son Reid, of Plattsburgh. Also a brother, William, of Enfield, Conn.; a brother, James and spouse Bernice, of Springfield, Ohio survive.

His parents; a daughter, Jeanne; a sister, Margaret and spouse Francis O'Connor; a sister-in-law, Maria Machabee all predeceased him.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at Notre Dame Church, in Malone. The Rev. Thomas J. Higman, parochial vicar, will officiate. Burial will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Francis Machabee's memory can be made to The Alice Ballard Hospice Fund.

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