Frank L. McKeon
LOWELL Frank L. McKeon, 67, a lifelong Lowell resident, died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at his home after a seven year battle with cancer. He was the husband of Pamela A. (Matthews) McKeon, with whom he would have celebrated their Forty Second Wedding Anniversary next month.
Born March 29, 1943, in Lowell, he was a son of the late Francis L. and the late Thelma F. (McGaughey) McKeon, and was educated in the Lowell Schools.
Mr. McKeon joined the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict, serving in Twain and Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Lowell, working at ITEK and later became affiliated with the Telephone Company Verizon for over thirty three years. Frank served as a Steward for the Local IBEW 2321 Union.
When he wasn’t spending time with his family, he loved traveling, especially to St. Maarten. He was active with the National Neurofibromatosis Foundation and Childrens Tumor Foundation which his wife, Pamela, helped develop in Massachusetts, and helped organize and enjoyed being involved with the Massachusetts General Hospital ‘Bald is Beautiful’ events.
He made his lifelong home in Lowell and was a member of the former Sacred Heart Parish.
In addition to his wife, Pam, he is survived by his daughter, Leeann McKeon of Lowell; his son, Scott McKeon and his wife, Lisa, of Westford; his two grandchildren, Zachary M. McKeon, and Madison E. McKeon both of Westford; his uncles John Raymond McGaughey of Chelmsford and Gene Welch of Lowell; his aunt Rita McKeon of Lowell; and many cousins. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters in law, George and Janice Matthews of Nashua NH, Pat and Ed Flynn of Barrington, NH, Barbara Bell of Dracut, Norma Matthews of Lowell, Kathy and Chuck Alexander of Dracut, Sr. Cindy Matthews O.S.F. of Springfield, Hal and Hope Matthews of Yuma, AZ, Donna and Bill Kilgore of Townsend, Cheryl and Mike Durdovic of Bloomfield, CT, and Joe and Sue Matthews of Windham NH; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by Mary T. (Matthews) Wilson and Richard Wilson and his brother in law, Peter Bell.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS 3 UNTIL 8 P.M. ON TUESDAY, MAY 11. ON WEDNESDAY, HIS FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 8 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. HIS FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. FRANCIS CHURCH, 115 WHEELER RD, DRACUT, AT 9 A.M.. BURIAL IN ST. PATRICK CEMETERY. MEMORIALS IN HIS NAME TO CHILDRENS TUMOR FOUNDATION(CTF), FORMERLY THE NATIONAL NEUROFIBROMATOSIS FOUNDATION INC, 268 SUMMER ST LL, BOSTON MA 02210. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM