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In Memory

Richard "Chip" Franey - Class of 1964

Richard Chip Franey








Richard Francis Franey III, "Chip", was a devoted husband and family man.  Born in NYC on July 16, 1945, he passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017.  Chip was a brave Army Veteran of the Vietnam War earning the Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal & the Army Commendation Medal.


He carried out a successful career as a Sky Marshall, retiring as Senior Inspector with United States Customs Service.  Chip was a loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather who left behind his love of life, sense of humor and many fond memories across the many communities of people he touched.  He had a love for the beach & enjoyed playing golf.


Chip married the love of his life, Susan Marie Landers, in August 1971. They had two daughters who they raised in Paramus, NJ until retiring to Virginia Beach together in 2004. Chip was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Jean (Melnick) Franey.


He is survived by his loving wife Susan; and his daughters Heather Dyk (Tom) & Erin Coyle (Ryan); six grandchildren Tommy, Connor, Aidan, Shannon, Lorelei & Quinn; his brother Tom Franey (Kit); sister-in-law Joan Armstrong (Ron) & brother-in-law Al Landers; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, longtime friends and dear new friends in Virginia Beach.



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10/01/17 08:05 PM #1    

Maryanna Scott (Hudak) (1964)

I was saddened to see that Chip passed away last month. I shared bio with him as my lab partner. I remember he was quiet, a bit shy, but one of the nicest kids. He made me laugh many times and I was glad to have had the privilege of knowing him, his memory gives me reason to smile. Rest In Peace Chip, God Bless.

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