Mr Frank T. HealeyMay 14, 1928 ~ February 10, 2018 (age 89)
Frank T. Healey, Jr. passed away peacefully on February 10 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, CT, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Waterbury on May 14, 1928, he was the son of the Honorable Frank T. and Anne (Dowling) Healey. He was predeceased by his brothers Edward (Ned) P. and Joseph E. Healey.
Frank graduated from Crosby High, Class of 1945, received a BA from The College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, in 1949, and an LLB from Boston College Law School, Chestnut Hill, MA, in 1951. He was a partner at the Law Firm of Healey & Phelan, in Waterbury, and more recently Of Counsel at Grady & Riley, also in Waterbury. For most of his career, he was Counsel to St. Mary’s Hospital Corporation, Waterbury, CT. He served in the US Army in Europe as Judge Advocate General Corps (1953-1954). He also served as Coroner, New Haven County at Waterbury (1958-1980).
Among his many activities, Frank was Past Secretary of the Board of Directors of St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury; Past President of the Waterbury Bar Association; Member, Board of Governors, Connecticut Bar Association; Past President and Treasurer of Connecticut Hospital Association, Past Member of the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association; Past Member of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Hospital Association, St. Louis, MO; Past Chairman of the Central Naugatuck Valley Regional Planning Agency; Past Chairman of the Committee on Hospital Governing Boards of the American Hospital Association; Past Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Country Club of Waterbury; Member, Board of Governors of the Waterbury Club; and Past Secretary of the United Council & Fund of Greater Waterbury.
Frank received many honors, including the Connecticut Hospital Association 1986 T. Stewart Hamilton Distinguished Service Award; the Visiting Nurses Association of Waterbury 1987 John D. Lewis Founders Award, and the Waterbury Bar Association 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. On December 13, 1981, he was conferred the Award of Knight of St. Gregory, Civil Class, by Archbishop John F. Whealon at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford, CT. The honor was bestowed on him by Pope John Paul II.
Frank was an avid NY Yankees and NY Giants fan, but was most enthusiastic about “his girls,” the UConn Women’s Basketball Team. He was an avid golfer at the Country Club of Waterbury. His greatest love however, was for his wife and family, whose activities he followed enthusiastically. He was proud to be a lifelong Waterbury resident, and his civic pride was reflected in his community involvement and volunteerism. He made friends easily, and was grateful for the support of his many friends, professional colleagues and his medical teams at the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center and VITAS Inpatient Hospice Care at St. Mary’s Hospital. The family is particularly grateful to Dr. Edmund Quinn, Dr. Yueming Chang, his nurse Bridget of Hartford HealthCare at Home, and his compassionate aide Ann Collins of Companions & Homemakers.
Frank is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Jane (Keliher) Healey. He is also survived by nine children, Elizabeth (John) Smith, Susan (Mark) Carrier, Anne Healey, Joan Healey, Mary (Fred) Cadman, Frank T. Healey III, and his wife Beth (Byram) Healey, Martha (Charles) Holden, Barbara (Michael) Plummer, and Kate Healey. He is survived by 19 grandchildren, Suzanne Endruschat, Daniel Smith, Kate Schirdewahn, Michael Smith, Allison Horan, Ashley Goodwin, Mark Carrier, Matthew Carrier, Francis Cadman, Samuel Cadman, Emily Cadman, Frank Healey IV, Adam Healey, Elisabeth Holden Boatwright, Thomas Holden, Sara Holden, Jane Plummer, Abby Plummer, Michael Plummer, and eight great-grandchildren, Iggy Dandrade, Maggie Dandrade, Jack Horan, Finn Horan, Bailey Goodwin, Madelyn Goodwin, Ryan Carrier and Haylie Carrier.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, February 15, at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Loreto Church, 12 Ardsley Rd. in Waterbury. There are no calling hours. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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