FRANCIS H. DUEHAY
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DUEHAY, Francis H. Of Cambridge and Lexington, died suddenly on November 20, 2020. Beloved husband of Jane Kenworthy Lewis. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Online guestbook www.brownandhickey.com Brown & Hickey Funeral Home 617-547-1500 617-547-1500


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Published in Boston Globe from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 22, 2020
I have often spoken of my meeting with Frank in 1961, when I was 21, applying to Harvard for a Masters program. Coming from a Bronx housing project background, with a BA from a free public college in NY, I did not expect the gracious, respectful welcome from an interviewer of applicants. But Frank went the whole distance. He took my coat, pulled out my chair, and listened closely. Then he volunteered that all of the applicants from Queens College had been the best students, and enthusiastically supported my application. Later on, when I had been assigned to an advisor who was discouraging of my ambitions (“What makes YOU think you could apply for....?” ) I asked Frank to be my advisor instead, and he happily accepted. Now these 60 years later, having received a doctorate from Harvard, and practicing as a clinical psychologist, I have never forgotten his kindness, way back when I was just a kid from The Bronx. I was happy to run into him at a concert at Sanders maybe 8 years ago, and to thank him again in person. And he did remember me. So sad to learn he is gone. He left behind many who loved, liked, benefited from, and remember him with deep affection.
Marian Shapiro
Student
November 22, 2020
Dear Jane,
What a very special person Frank was and I was fortunate to know
him those many years he was in the public eye.
One of a kind and they don't come this way very often.
I was glad to work on his many city office campaigns and get to know
him better.
Thanks Frank for all you did for this city and the world.

And you liked to laugh too which helped lift our spirits..

With much sorrow.. judy and Ed Summersby
judy and Ed Summersby
Friend
November 22, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about the families loss of one of their loved one.May the families hearts ♥ be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times the family shared together with the dear loved one lost in death.As the families cherished a wonderful life that was well lived and loved by families and friends.My deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to the families and friends during this difficult time of grief and pain.
-GP/LM
November 21, 2020
Dear Jane:

Please accept my deepest sympathies. I had the great pleasure of serving with Frank, he cared greatly about his community and impacted many lives with this many actions.

Cambridge is a better place for his many efforts.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Michael Sullivan
Michael Sullivan
Friend
November 21, 2020
i am so sorry to hear this sad news. Frank was a friend of the family for a very long time. I remember him from my childhood and I remember his kindness when I lost my father a few years ago. I am sorry for your loss
Jane Moncreiff
Friend
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