Francis T. McQueeney
Francis T. McQueeney
  • April 6, 1941 - November 2, 2016
  • Pittsburg, New Hampshire

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Francis T. "Frank" McQueeney, 75, of Pittsburg, NH, died November 2, 2016 at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Home in Derry after a brief illness. He was born in Exeter on April 6, 1941 the son of Francis X. and Marion (Eaton) McQueeney. He grew up in Dover and moved as a teen when his family relocated to Manchester where he was educated in the Queen City school system.

Frank was a proud veteran of the US Marine Corps serving two of his four years deployed overseas on the USS Macon, a Baltimore class heavy cruiser. Following his discharge, he enlisted in the Army National Guard where he earned his paratrooper wings. He was employed as a lineman with the Public Service Company of NH for 10 years before starting his career as a professional firefighter with the City of Manchester where he served for more than 14 years when an injury forced him into retirement. After leaving the fire department, Frank was employed as a truck driver with the J.P. Noonan Company. He and his wife Dorothy moved to Pittsburg in 1996. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, the VFW and the American Legion of Canaan, VT. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed the quiet time he spent hunting and fishing. He will be fondly remembered by family and friends.

He was predeceased by his sons Scott B. McQueeney in 1987 and Sean F. McQueeney in 2000.

Members of his family include his loving wife of 55 years Dorothy (Lavallee) McQueeney of Pittsburg, his daughter Maria Southmayd and her husband Scott of Derry, his granddaughter Meagan Bryson and her husband Brandon of Georgia, his grandson Ryan Southmayd of Manchester and his brother Peter C. McQueeney also of Manchester as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held on Tuesday November 8 from 5 to 7 pm at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday November 9 at 10 am at St. Anthony of Padua Church 172 Belmont St., Manchester. Burial with military honors followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Frank's name be made to the Manchester Professional Firefighter's Association 85 Sheffield Rd. Manchester, NH 03103 or to the Rockingham VNA and Hospice 137 Epping Rd. Exeter, NH 03833.