Frank McKenna Donaghy was born on June 4, 1921, in Seattle, WA to parents, Frank M. Donaghy and Mary Gilleece Donaghy. Frank passed away March 14, 2011, at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. He was raised in the Seattle/White Center area, where he attended Seattle Preparatory High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Merchant Marines during WWII, and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard in August of 1944. He graduated from Seattle University in 1947, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He was married in 1949, to Patricia M. Drummey in Seattle. Frank was a tavern owner and became Sales Manager for Brew 66/Rainier Brewing Co. In 1967, he made the bold move to Wenatchee, WA to buy B & F Distributing, Co. In 1972, Frank married Patricia A. Luna in Wenatchee, WA. Frank was a member of the Wenatchee Golf & Country Club, Rotary International, American Legion, Elks Club, Eagles Club and the Washington State Beer and Wine Association. His hobbies included golf, fishing, cards and travel. He was President of the Washington State Seniors’ Golf Association. He and Pat would live on the big island of Hawaii for three months each year for over 20 years. He purchased a home on Lake Chelan in 1985, and he loved spending time at the lake with many friends. He was a member of Holy Apostles Catholic Church.
Frank is survived by his wife, Pat; and his children and their families: Colleen Donaghy-Ames and spouse, Brent, Carson and Kyle; John Donaghy and spouse, Tammy, Taylor and John; Ed Donaghy (deceased) and spouse, Bonnie, Kelli Rose LaRoche, Evan and Eileen; Tom Donaghy and spouse, Wendy, Ryan, Meggan (deceased) and Drew; and step-children, Gary Luna and spouse, Susie, and Jack; Jacque Luna, Sabrina and Nick.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 18, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Apostles Catholic Church in East Wenatchee. Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Telford’s Chapel of the Valley in East Wenatchee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Arrangements by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley.