Foxboro, Naples and Bangor - Francis “Frank” L. Kitchenka, 80, passed away on March 18, 2019 at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Bangor. He was born on August 19, 1938 in Bridgeport, CT to Francis and Anna (Lucas) Kitchenka.
Frank graduated from Melrose High School in 1955 and Lowell Technological Institute in 1960 with a degree in Engineering. A member of ROTC, he served 5 years in the U.S. Air Force. Following his service, he devoted 33 years as an employee at the Foxboro Company. Frank loved being outdoors, especially in Maine on his ATV, motorcycle, jet-ski, snowmobile, or boats. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and perhaps loved flying his plane most of all.
He leaves his beloved wife of 56 years, Carol; three children, Paul Kitchenka (Carol Jarvis), Bryan Kitchenka (Valerie), and Julie Ferland (Chris); six grandchildren, Douglas and Lucy Kitchenka, Graham, Erin and Riley Kitchenka, and Isabelle Ferland; and his sister, Susan Clasby (Steve).
In accordance with Frank’s wishes, a private burial and celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Those wishing to remember Frank in a special way may make donations in his honor to the Maine Veterans’ Home, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, or the YMCA, 127 Hammond Street, Bangor, 04401.