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Obituary for Francis E. "Frank" McKane

Francis E. “Frank” McKane, age 89 of Seymour he entered into peaceful rest on June 22, 2021 at River Glen Health Care with his loving family by his side; he was the longtime companion to the late Elizabeth “Betsy” (Bice) Lobdell with whom he shared 34 years together. Frank was born August 14, 1931 in Bridgeport, son of the late Francis and Edith McKane. He was retired from the former SNET Co. where he worked in telephone installation and repair for many years. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War. Frank was a member of Emil Senger Post 10 American Legion. In his earlier years Frank was involved in Rodeo Shows, riding bucking broncos and bulls at Circle Dot Ranch in Bridgeport, and also at shows in New York State. He enjoyed trips to the casinos, and tag sales with Betsy, and had a love of hunting and fishing, and spending leisure time in New Hampshire.
Frank leaves his loving family including daughter, Bonnie Halligan and her husband Bill of Seymour, son, Arthur Lobdell of Agawam, MA, and grandchildren, Ben Swendsen, Bill Halligan, and Jack Halligan all of Seymour; also his sisters Mildred Chirkis and Elizabeth Reckert both of Clearwater, FL. His brothers James and Gary, and sisters Margaret Heyhal, Mae Hein, and Edith Webster predeceased him.

Calling Hours are Saturday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church Street, Seymour; a Funeral Service in celebration of Frank’s life will immediately follow at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment with full Military Honors will be held privately at Trinity Cemetery, Seymour. Memorial Gifts may be sent to Emil Senger, Post 10, American Legion, PO Box 137, Seymour, CT 06483, or Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306. Please share a memory at