Thomas F. Keenan, 67, of Longs, South Carolina, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Regional Hospice in Danbury after a brief illness. He was born in New York City on December 7, 1948 and lived in the Bronx before moving to Danbury, CT in 1978 where he raised his beloved children. He graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School, Bronx, New York and entered the US Army in 1968 and was honorably discharged in 1970. He went on to Mercy College. He worked for AT&T for 40 years in various positions before retiring in 2013, making treasured lifetime friendships with many of his coworkers. He fulfilled his dream of retiring in the south and relocated to South Carolina in February of 2015. Tom will be greatly missed for many wonderful reasons, one being his ability to fix just about anything, and his generosity in helping others with this gift. Tom will always be remembered for his generous heart, great sense of humor, friendly and positive attitude, love of traveling, and most importantly, his love of family.
He is survived by his two children, John F. Keenan of New Milford, CT and Stephanie Rich, and her husband John of Sherman, CT, grandchildren, Cameron Keenan, Hannah Rich, Evan Rich, and Jesse Rich, Susan Keenan, partner for 18 years, former spouse and mother of his children, Paula Gallo, sisters Mary Mullins and her husband William of PA and Cecilia Keenan of PA, niece Dawn Keglovics and her husband John and nephew William Mullins. Mr. Keenan was predeceased by his parents, John F. Keenan and Lorraine Furman, and stepfather Albert Furman, as well as his nephew Daniel Mullins.
The family will receive friends for a memorial service to come together and share stories to celebrate Tom’s life at Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT on Sunday February 21, 2016 between 1pm-4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Keenan’s name may be made to The Regional Hospice Center, 30 Milestone Road, Danbury, CT 06810.