September 25, 2023

Frank Allendorff Lonergan


Frank Allendorff Lonergan, 99 of Seekonk, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Kerry Joyce (Cottam) Lonergan.

Born February 4, 1922, in Boston, he was the son of the late Francis A. Lonergan and Helen S. (Lonergan) Alpetre. 

Frank grew up in a household filled with music, and, in his teenage years, he played clarinet in a band.

Frank proudly served in World War, in the Pacific, as an airplane mechanic for the 348thFighter Group (Fifth Air Force), in the 341st BlackJack Fighter Squadron. After the war, Frank resumed work at the Philadelphia Bulletin, where he moved up to lead the “composing room”, until the paper closed in 1982.  At this point, the family decided to move back to Massachusetts.  Frank then worked as a security guard at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, for the next twenty years, until retirement. 

Frank loved gardening, woodworking, camping, hiking and genealogy.  He also loved to volunteer his time and woodworking talent at church events. Frank was a lifelong Episcopalian.

Surviving with his wife, Kerry, are his children; Midi (Lonergan) Bernardin (husband, Paul) of King of Prussia, PA; James L. McKay (wife, Elizabeth) of Mattapoisett, MA; Kelly A. (McKay) Kolodny (husband, Doug) of Sudbury, MA; Daniel P. McKay (wife, Christine) of Seekonk, MA; grandchildren, Chloe Bernardin, Joshua Kolodny, Anna Grace Kolodny, Jonathan Kolodny, Sean McKay, and Mark McKay. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Arline (Lonergan) Lippman and brothers, Bill Lonergan, Bob Lonergan, and Ed Lonergan; his son Mark Lonergan.

The family will gather privately for his funeral service and burial at the Rehoboth Village Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations are greatly appreciated to Community VNA: Please apply gift to: “CVNA Free Care Services & Programsand/or “Hospice Care”.

Arrangements are in the care of the Homr of J.H. WILLIAMS & CO., 210 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI

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