DERBY –– Frank Cheney, Jr., a prominent businessman and respected member of the Derby community, died on February 1, at the age of 76. His passing occurred in Lebanon, NH, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Newport on September 4, 1947, Cheney was a graduate of Newport High School, class of 1966. He served his country with honor in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.
Cheney was well-known in the local business community as an owner and administrator of several health and centers, including The Pines Health and Rehab in Lyndonville, Union House Nursing Home in Glover, and Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton. He was known for his familial approach to his employees, often extending his support and care beyond the professional realm.
His involvement in the community included serving as a member of the Newport City Council and past president of The American Legion Post 21.
Friends and family are invited to pay their respects on Friday, February 9, at Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home in Newport. A funeral service will be held the following day at the same location.
Cheney will be laid to rest with full military honors on May 17, 2024, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newport.
He will be remembered as a dedicated serviceman, a successful businessman, and a pillar of the Derby community.