Frank Emerson Mabey, age 78, of Colchester, passed away peacefully at home on July 16, 2020. Born August 19, 1941 in Portsmouth, NH, he was a son of the late Frank and Ruth (McClellan) Mabey. Frank married his high school sweetheart, Dawn Sarni on March 24, 1958. The couple shared 57 years of marriage, building a wonderful legacy of love and family together.
Frank was a quiet man who loved spending time at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire. His greatest joy was spending time with his family camping. Dawn predeceased Frank on August 1, 2015; he has missed her every day since. Frank retired in 1990 after a career with Pratt and Whitney as a Machinist.
He will be remembered most fondly as a wonderful Dad who was lovingly spoiled by his seven daughters whom he leaves to mourn his loss. Rebecca and Danny Post of Colchester, Donna-Marie and Jay Lankford of Colchester, Deborah and Mike Ferrier of Torrington, Fran and Ted Miraldes of Colchester, Lisa Depka-Mabey of North Carolina, Heather and Shaun Parmelee of Colchester, Melody and David Kunold of Texas; a brother, Richard and Pat Mabey of York, ME; a sister-in-law, Genevieve Mabey of California; 22 grandchildren, Ashley and Jared, Stephen and Megan, Elaina and Derek, Amber and Preston, Nikita and Paul, John, Josh and Mary, Jeremy, William, Katrina and Jacob, Frank, Ted, Jr. and Katie, Sarah, Ciara, Kyle, Zach and Taylor, Shaun, Jr. and Christina, Tyler and Megan, Ryan and Dexter, David, Jr., Connor, Trinity; 17 great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Lacey, Leila, Aaliyah, Noah, Josiah, Angelina, Jason, Jorja, Michael, Molly, Aiden, Rilee, Madelyn, Peyton; and numerous extended family and friends. In addition to both of his parents and his beloved wife, Dawn, Frank was predeceased by a grandson, Travis Depka; a great-grandson, Alex Lankford; his siblings, James Mabey and Barbara Mabey; as well as his loyal dog, Scooter.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 12 – 2 pm with a time of remembrance and memory sharing from 1:30 – 2pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester. Burial will follow in New St. Andrew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Middlesex Health Hospice, 28 Crescent St., Middletown, CT 06457. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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