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Frank A. Cheetham, Jr.

LOWELL Frank A. Cheetham, Jr., 90, of Nashua, New Hampshire, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021, at West Roxbury Veteran’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the widower of the late Helen E. (Mangan) Cheetham who died in 1987.
A son of the late Frank and the late Anna (Mulamphy) Cheetham, he was born October 8, 1930, in Biddeford, Maine, and was raised and educated in Lowell, graduating from Keith Academy. He served with the United States Navy during the Korean War. He loved recalling stories of his days in the Navy, and he would share these stories with all he encountered. He made his home in Dracut for many years, and was a communicant of St. Michael’s Church.
Frank worked as a manufacturing engineer for Sanders Corporation, Raytheon Corporation, and Colesman until his retirement. He enjoyed time spent with family, and also was an accomplished target shooter, was an avid camper, and was an all around outdoorsman. He was very Tech Savy, and very ingenuitive, a very early adopter of computers and technology,
His survivors include his children, Laurie Watkins of Lake Oswego, OR, Mary Lynch of Lowell, Anne Wightman of Gloucester, Catherine Nierenberg of Boxford, and Christopher Cheetham of Dracut; his grandchildren, Mark Lynch Jr. of Folsom, LA, Erin (Lynch) O’Keefe of Dracut, Brian Wightman of Dracut, Roan Mangan of Lake Oswego, OR, Kevin Watkins of Lake Oswego, OR, Matthew Cheetham of Newburyport, Morgan Cheetham of Dracut, and Braydon Cheetham of Dracut; his great grandchildren, Hailie Wightman of Dracut, Jack Lynch of Folsom, LA, and Xena O’Keefe of Dracut; his sister, Judith Blanchette of Dracut; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also predeceased by his sister, Priscilla Pare.
You are invited to His Calling Hours 9 until 12 Noon on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at the MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 187 Nesmith Street, 978-452-6361. His Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 12 Noon. Burial will be held privately in St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorials in His name to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 .


  • Michael Becker Posted July 13, 2021 11:13 am

    To the family of Uncle Frank, please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Me he rest in eternal peace.

  • Laurie Dempsey Posted July 13, 2021 12:17 pm

    I am so very very sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories and hopefully you will smile.

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