Frank Alton Manion II, 80, of Ellsworth, passed away Feb. 23, 2019, at home with his family by his side. He fought a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born July 23, 1938, in Bath. Frank was the son of Frank A. and Edna Manion.
He was predeceased by his brother Edward (Ned) Manion of Citrus Heights, Calif.; his first wife and mother of his children Jane N. Manion of Orange Park, Fla. Frank is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Jackie Manion of Thompson; and daughters Nadina P. Carter, Ellsworth, Cynthia A Clark and son-in-law Douglas Clark of Green Cove Springs, Fla., and Michele S Manion of Ellsworth and nephew Stephen Manion (Karen) of Brunswick. He was a proud grandfather of five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. His kitty, Holly, will dearly miss him.
Following his graduation from Morse High School, Frank enlisted in the United States Navy, Dec. 6, 1956. His career with the Navy led him to his success in life. He retired as a senior chief Oct. 10, 1979. He followed his passion of boating and began a career as a captain with deep-sea fishing, sightseeing yachts and dinner cruise vessels in Naples, Fla.
Services for our Daddy will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019, with visitation at noon and the service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 215 Main St., Ellsworth, with Father Joseph Cahill officiating. Graveside services will be announced at a later time.
In honor of his love for the maritime, donations can be made to Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, ME 04530.
A very heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers of Hospice who helped our family during this transition to celebrate his life.