DURHAM, New Hampshire
Francis D. McCANN JR.
Francis (Frank) Daniel McCann, Jr., 82, historian of Latin America died on Good Friday, April 2, 2021 from complications related to a stroke. Frank was born December 15, 1938 in Lackawanna, NY, and grew up on Colton Avenue as part of a tight-knit community of friends and relatives, residing near the Basilica of Our Lady of Victory and in the shadow of Bethlehem Steel Mill. Frank was professor emeritus of history at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) where he taught from 1972 -2007. His scholarly life was devoted to the study of Brazil. He was fluent in Portuguese and spoke excellent portu?ol. At the university, he taught a wide range of courses on Latin American history and Native...