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Francis Earl “Fran” McDade

February 12, 1961 - January 28, 2021

Francis Earl “Fran” McDade, age 59, of Earleville, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 28, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Chester, PA on February 12, 1961, he was the son of the late William Francis and Mary Helen (Wojs) McDade. Fran graduated from Claymont High School in 1979. Following graduation, he pursued a lifelong career as a master carpenter, and worked for several home builders throughout Delaware. In 2005, Fran achieved building his dream masterpiece: his family home in Earleville, MD. He enjoyed fishing, motorcycles, big trucks and boats. Fran and his wife, Lorraine, made several family trips to Mexico and the Caribbean. He delighted in entertaining his many friends and family during the summertime. Above all, Fran cherished spending time with his family.

Fran is survived by his dear wife of 25 years, Lorraine Ann Linder McDade; children, Michael McDade and Jessica McDade; sister, Mary McDade; and in-laws, Richard and Mary Ann Linder.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fran’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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24 Condolences for Francis Earl “Fran” McDade

  • May Fran’s memory continue to live on through his loving family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with u and ur family. I’m so glad Paul and us got to know Fran. He will be truly missed.

  • Fran I always thought of you as my second son. Will truly miss you and will always have the pleasant memories we had shared through the twenty-five years of knowing and loving you. Will keep you in my prayers and you will always be in my heart.

  • Fran was more than a great friend. When we built our deck he took time not only to patiently mentor us through the process, but, did most of the frame work. He was always there for us when we needed him. We will remember him for his big laugh and generous spirit.

  • RIP Fran you will be missed. Well now you will be able work to on the big house

  • Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. Our hearts are heavy with yours.

  • Wishing you peace, comfort and courage to face the days ahead with the memories you shared with Fran. Thoughts & prayers!

  • You are in our thoughts & prayers during this time of loss. We will miss Fran and his craziness. He always had a way of making you laugh.

  • From all your beautiful family pictures I know how much he was loved. Rest in peace Fran.

  • I’m sorry I did not get the opportunity to know Fran better as he seems to enjoy alot of the same things I do. To all the family my heart felt sorrow and Hope’s and prayers in this difficult time.

  • With profound sadness we offer our heart felt condolences to you all at this time. Fran will always be remembered for his wonderfully kind and generous spirit. Please know that you and your family are always in our thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss Lorraine, Michael, & Jessica. Your Father was a great man! Love to you & your family.

  • Lorraine, I have fond memories of fun times being around your family. Linda and Andy loved all of you so much and every time they included me with a visit to you we had wonderful time. I am truly sorry for your loss. Fran was a big personality and always made us feel so welcome. He will be missed!

  • Heaven gained another angel!

  • My prayers and thoughts are with you. Love you

  • We will miss Fran deeply, John always looked forward to talking with Fran. We will miss him! He was always so thoughtful, giving, and hospitable and a great neighbor. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you Lorraine and your family. Hold tight to the wonderful memories made ❤

  • So sorry for your loss Lorraine. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Lorraine, Michael and Jess, You are in our thoughts & prayers during this time of loss.

  • Sending heart felt prayers and blessing to you and your family.

  • Sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Lorraine, I just wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids. I was blessed to be your neighbor for a few years and I remember when you first started dating Fran, and attending your wonderful wedding day! Fran was such a kind, fun and good man. I remember him dressing up like Santa in our neighborhood, and hanging off his truck with a Piñata for the neighborhood kids for Halloween. He was a loyal friend, and always ready to help anyone in need. I loved hanging out with you guys and Fran always made me laugh . I am broken hearted he is gone but I am glad to have a cool biker as guardian angel.

  • Lorraine and family, I am very sorry for the loss. We will keep you and family in our thoughts and prayers . May the soul of Francis , and the souls of all the departed through the mercy of God , Rest In Peace .

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. He will be missed he was a great guy that always made people feel at home and welcomed. Him and my dad always got along so I’m sure they are already hanging out.

  • God speed Fran…