It is with my deepest sympathy that I announce the passing of former Local 2321 Business Manager, Brother Francis J. McKenney.

Frank was a giant in this local who will be remembered as a legend. With just a year under his belt as Business Manager, he guided this local through the ’89 Strike, and continued to fight for our members for over 18 years.

Under his leadership, this local saw the creation of the centralized repair service bureau, which created 2 huge centers in local 2321, where I started my phone company career, as well as the massive MAC center that still resides at Crosspoint Towers in Lowell.

Many people owe their careers to Frank, either through his shrewd negotiating, or his ferocious advocacy for his members. And Frank personally offered his guidance to me when I first became an assistant Business Manager. To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Please keep his family, including 2321 members Kathleen and Shelagh, in your prayers. We will share any service arrangements that are made available.