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Franklin Patrick Kearney ’35

Published in Sept. 9, 1998, issue

Pat Kearney died Apr. 30, 1998, in Peterborough, N.H., of complications from a series of strokes which were bravely fought over a period of more than five years. He was 84.

Pat was born in Maplewood, N.J., and prepared at Kingswood School in Connecticut. He majored in politics, belonged to Elm Club, and roomed with Fran Smith. In 1937 he married Sally Skinner in Farmington, Conn., and soon the family was enlarged by the advent of several children: Edith in 1940, James in 1943, and Patricia in 1950. Later, seven grandchildren were added.

In business, Pat became a methods engineer with United Aircraft in East Hartford, retiring in 1970. The family built a home in the country, and Pat made these comments in our 50th-reunion yearbook: "I devote a great deal of time to conservation, environmental, and civic activities. Recently we built a somewhat primitive cabin in the Adirondacks, which we can reach only by water (or ice). We live a very simple life, believing that we are two of the most fortunate people around. We have been blessed with a family we think is tops."

The class sends its most sincere condolences to all the family members.

The Class of 1935

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