Charles F. Feeney

PORTLAND — Charles F. “Frank” Feeney, 84, of Falmouth died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Manor surrounded by his family.

He was the husband of Dorothy Mullem Feeney.

Frank was born in Portland on Sept. 2, 1925, a son of the late Charles F. and Elizabeth (Lawlor) Feeney, Sr. He attended Portland schools until his senior year of high school, during which he attended and graduated from Falmouth High School. He was a member of the Class of 1943.

After high school, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard, where he served his country until 1947. Frank turned down an invitation to tryout for the Brooklyn Dodgers to serve his country that year.
He married his wife Dorothy on June 18, 1949 in Miami, Fla. where he had moved to start his career at Southern Bell. In 1952, he and Dorothy moved back to Falmouth to raise their family and Frank began a long career for New England Telephone, retiring in 1980.

He was an avid New York Giants fan, but he enjoyed sports of any kind. He attended every game he could while his children were playing, and was always organizing and playing different sports with the neighborhood children. Frank also enjoyed boating around the Islands of Casco Bay on his 17-foot Penbo.

Frank was predeceased by his son Richard Feeney in 2007.

Besides his wife of 61 years, he is survived by his daughter Diane McMaster of Falmouth, his three sons, Michael Feeney of Melbourne, Fla., David Feeney of Brownfield and Stephen Feeney of Gorham; his nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. Prayers were recited on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, Falmouth. Interment followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Falmouth.

Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information and to sign Frank’s guestbook.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to: St Joseph’s Manor Resident Fund, 1133 Washington Street, Portland, ME 04103.

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