John Keaney

Obituary of John Donald Keaney

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John Donald Keaney was born on 6/12/1939 in the city of Boston to Eugene Keaney and Ellen Coleman Keaney. John passed away April 9, 2024 at his residence in Duxbury, MA. He is survived by his sister Rosemarie Mascari of Falmouth, MA, sister Joan Rehfield and brother-in-law Robert Rehfield of Duxbury, MA, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by siblings Margaret Brennan, Hellen Corbett, Elaine Keaney, James Keaney, Eugene Keaney, and William Keaney. 


In his life, John was a Marine Corps veteran, an artist, a professional diver, a lover of sailboats and Triumph motorcycles, a tinkerer of engines of all kinds, an adventurer, and a skilled storyteller. He was always ready to lend an ear or helping hand to a family member or neighbor in need. John was an active member of the Marshfield Disabled American Veterans. He embraced freedom of expression, freedom to live authentically, and freedom to express one's individuality without reservation. He lived life on his own terms, unapologetically true to himself, and encouraged others to do the same. He will be missed. 


A military service will be held at the National Cemetery in Bourne, MA on May 6, 2024 at 9:30 AM.

A Memorial Tree was planted for John
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Shepherd Funeral & Cremation Service - Kingston
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