Francis (Frank) X. Kehoe III, 79, of East Haddam, CT passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on November 12, 2021. Frank is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret (Reimer) Kehoe, his son Francis (Frank) IV, daughter-in-law Kim, and granddaughter Logan. He is also survived by his siblings, sister Margaret Kehoe and brothers Tom and Jim. He is predeceased by his parents Francis X. Kehoe Jr. and Winifred A. (Smith) Kehoe.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, he moved to Mineola, NY in December 1948 where he lived through his high school years attending Chaminade High School where he graduated in 1959. He proudly served in the US Air Force from 1964 to 1968 where he earned numerous certificates for work on advanced fighter planes of the day, including the F101 and F106. He was stationed at several bases on the west coast and attained the rank of sergeant. Upon his honorable discharge, he worked at Grumman Aerospace and later started work at New York Telephone Co. In 1971 he transferred to Southern New England Telephone Co., which later became AT&T. He retired after 38 years as a Sr. Mgr., Technical Support Network Operations. He received his B.S. in Business from Post College graduating Magna Cum Laude.
He and his wife Margaret were married 53 wonderful years, travelling all over the world and enjoying 53 cruises. Frank was very active in his community and church. He coached Little League and was Assistant Troop Leader of BSA Troop 22, encouraging his scouts, including his son Frank to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. He served as Treasure of the East Haddam Democratic Town Committee for over 20 years. He was member of the Lions Club for 48 years and earned the Melvin Jones Award for outstanding service. Frank was a Charter Member of the Knights of Columbus Council 9358 – St. Bridget of Kildare Church. He was also a member of the American Legion.
Frank loved boating on Bashan Lake and was an avid golfer. He specifically enjoyed a golfing trip to Ireland and an annual golf trip to the Catskills, both trips with his brothers.
Friends may call at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton on Tuesday Nov. 16th from 6:00PM until 8:00PM. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday Nov. 17th at 11:30 AM in St. Bridget of Kildare Church in Moodus. Burial will follow in CT State Veteran’s Cemetery on Bow Lane in Middletown.
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