In Memory of



Obituary for Thomas Keaveney

Tom Keaveney, 85 passed into eternal peace on August 25, 2023. He was born on July 10, 1938 in Cambridge, MA and raised in Watertown, MA to Martin J. Keaveney and Mary T. Keaveney (Keenan) who predeceased him. He leaves his loving wife of 59 years, Martha Keaveney (Close), their three children, Kevin, his wife Susan of Bolton, MA, Kelly and her husband John Romano, of Johns Island, SC, and Tricia and her husband John Reagan of Tolland, CT. He also leaves four grandchildren, Jane and Emily Keaveney, and Madalyn and Jude Reagan.

The first of five children, Tom’s siblings include his brother M. Joseph (Joe) Keaveney and his wife Martha of Dexter, ME, his sister Patricia Dykeman and her husband David Dykeman (predeceased) of Hudson, MA, his brother William (Billy) Keaveney (predeceased) his wife Jane Keaveney of Walpole, MA, and his brother John Keaveney (predeceased) and his wife Carol Keaveney of Littleton, CO. Tom was the uncle to 16 nieces and nephews and the great-uncle to many more. Tom loved his entire family, and especially enjoyed family reunions.

As a father he was always engaged in the lives of his children attending and supporting all of their activities. The same was true for his grandchildren, where his presence was always heard encouraging them at soccer and volleyball games. Or as a quiet patron of the arts, enjoying their work on stage in shows and recitals. You could always count on him for sage advice and guidance.

Tom spent his career in business working in purchasing, sales, and management which offered him the opportunity to move often. Along the way, he collected dear friends whom he kept in touch with throughout his life.

Irish heritage was very important to Tom. He made three trips to Ireland where his parents were from, visiting Glenamaddy, Co. Galway, the home of his father and Newry, Co. Down, the home of his mother. He would always join in singing the folk songs of Ireland.

Tom enjoyed watching the Patriots, golfing, reading, traveling and going to the beach. He was always up for a night at the movies to see James Bond, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Harry Potter. He loved Christmas, especially all of the holiday specials with his grandchildren. He possessed a wonderful sense of humor and his faith was deep.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Bernard Church, 25 St. Bernard Terrace, Rockville, CT at 10 am on Saturday, September 23rd. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cornerstone Foundation where Tom volunteered in the Soup Kitchen at 15 Prospect St, Vernon, CT 06066 or to C.A.S.T. Inc. Children’s Theater in Manchester, CT.