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Francis "Frank" Patrick Matthews

June 12, 1921 — April 12, 2019

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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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, April 21, 2019

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

John A. Gentleman Mortuaries - 72nd Street Chapel

1010 North 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68114

with a Wake Service at 6:00 PM

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Memorial Service

Monday, April 22, 2019

Starts at 11:15 am (Central time)

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Burial

Calvary Catholic Cemetery- Omaha

7710 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124

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