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Francis "Frank" Patrick Matthews

June 12, 1921 April 12, 2019
Francis  "Frank" Patrick  Matthews
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Obituary for Francis "Frank" Patrick Matthews

Francis Patrick (Frank) Matthews died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, April 12, 2019.

Born in Omaha in 1921, Frank attended Cathedral Grade School, graduated from Creighton Prep in 1939, enrolled in Georgetown University and enlisted in the US Army following Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Frank married his college sweetheart, Helen Spencer, in 1944. Following the war, they settled in Omaha, where Frank earned his law degree from Creighton Law School in 1948. Frank was a practicing attorney in Omaha for 40 years and continued to be active in pro-bono legal matters throughout his retirement.
Frank was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Helen Spencer Matthews; his son, Francis Patrick Matthews, III; his parents, Claire (Hughes) and Francis P. Matthews, Sr; and his sisters, Mary Claire Dwyer; Kathleen Irvine; Patricia Belvin; Marian Howard; and Marguerite Schneider.
He is survived by his children Anne (Arnold) Weitz; Mary Michaela (Jeffrey) Colquhoun; Joan (Robert) Miller; John (Karen) Matthews; Thomas (Madeleine) Matthews; Eileen Hansen (Jay Graham); and Molly (Fernando) Multedo. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren and their families, including 20 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials to Creighton Prep, Community Alliance or Stephen center.

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4:00 PM 4/21/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 4/21/2019 6:00:00 PM
John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - 72nd Street Chapel

1010 North 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68114

with a Wake Service at 6:00 PM

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - 72nd Street Chapel
1010 North 72nd Street Omaha 68114 NE
United States

Memorial Service




11:15 AM 4/22/2019 11:15:00 AM
St. Ceclia Cathedral

701 North 40 Street
Omaha, NE 68131

St. Ceclia Cathedral
701 North 40 Street Omaha 68131 NE
United States

Cemetery Details


Calvary Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

7710 W. Center Road
Omaha, NE 68124

7710 W. Center Road Omaha 68124 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Stephen Center

Creighton Preparatory School

Community Alliance

4001 Leavenworth St.
Omaha, NE 68105

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