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Frank Gaughan, 65, formerly of Mount Savage, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born on March 11, 1952, in Frostburg, he was the son of the late James P. and Betty Jane (Brown) Gaughan. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his brothers, Timothy and Henry Gaughan.
Frank attended Thomas G. Pullen School in Frostburg, in the special education program. He was a lifelong client of Friends Aware and was a 25 year resident of the Friends Aware group home on Furnace Street in Cumberland. Frank was a member of Boy Scout Troop 89 and enjoyed bowling in a Tuesday League. He was a Special Olympics Champion and a member of the People First Community Group.
He loved the Baltimore Orioles and you could always find him in his Orioles hat with a cup of coffee in his hand and a pack of baseball cards in his pocket.
Frank was a loving soul and always had a smile and a laugh. He was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains St. Patrick's Parish in Mount Savage.
Surviving are his brothers, William Gaughan, Richard Gaughan and wife, Bonnie, George Gaughan, John Gaughan and wife, Debra, Stephen Gaughan and wife, Brenda, Anthony Gaughan, Christopher Gaughan and wife, Patti, Michael Gaughan and wife, Kathie, Peter Gaughan and wife, Melody; sisters, Barbara DeMoss and husband, Robert, Mary Jane Werner and husband, Larry, Kateri Dawson and husband, Matthew, Teresa Bishop, Rose Marie O'Brien and husband, Pete, and Anne Fox; numerous loving nieces, nephews and extended family at Friends Aware.
Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, from 3 to 8 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's in Mount Savage on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Eric Gauchat serving as celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Mount Savage.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations in Mr. Gaughan's name be made to Friends Aware, 1601 Holland Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
Words of comfort may be sent to the family following the obituary at www.durstfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 22, 2017
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