Frank Meade's obituary shows he was born in Fishkill, NY and had a step-sister named Ella. If you check the 1880 US Census for Fishkill, Dutchess County, NY there is a Franklin and John "Mead", the right age, both are boarders in a differently named household. Evidently the brother, John Meade, died before 1961.
Would you care to have the 1958 obit of Hugh E. Meade? It describes in brief detail the circumstances of his death, etc.
Hartford Courant Dec 30, 1961; page 6E Frank Meade Dies; Torrington Chief's Father North Canaan (Special) Frank Meade, 88, father of the late Hugh E. Meade, chief of police in Torrington for 25 years, died Thursday at Geer Memorial Hospital. For the past several years he made his home with his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Hugh E. Meade of East Canaan. He was born in Fishkill Plains, N.Y. He leaves a step-sister, Mrs. Ella Smith of Washington, N.J.; a grandson, Hugh E. Meade, Jr. of Torrington, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Newkirk Funeral Home here. The Rev. Loring Roberts will officiate. Burial will be in Salisbury Cemetery.