Thomas J. Keating, 91, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013, at Beaumont Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, after an illness.
Tom is survived by two daughters: Sharon A. Dube, with whom he lived, and Maureen McNally of North Hampton, NH. Also his grandchildren: Renee Kennedy of Clinton, Thomas J. and Stacy Dube of Lancaster, Kim and Bob Dyer of Groton, Jeff and Pippi McNally of Greenland, NH; eight great-grandchildren: Justin Marcinkus & Kaitlyn Kennedy, Brittney, Tommy, & Piper Dube, Nate Dyer, Scout & Rowan McNally; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Jessie K. (Chase) Keating, who passed in 2011, and their daughter, Jacqueline A. Keating, who passed in 1973. Tom’s four siblings, Joseph, Lawrence, & Helen Keating, and Toni Coppenrath, also predeceased him.
Tom was born and raised in Clinton, son of Joseph and Antoinette (Connaughton) Keating. He attended local schools and was a US Army veteran of WWII.
For many years, Tom was a Supervisor in the Wire & Cable industry at ITT Suprenant, Clinton later transitioning to D.G. O’Brien, Seabrook, NH. In 1982, he and Jess retired to Zephyrhills, FL and cherished the friendships of their neighbors. With their Clinton & Zephyrhills “families”, Tom & Jess enjoyed many RV travels across the US and Canada. He enjoyed woodworking, golf and a variety of other sports.
Tom was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Lancaster and former member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Clinton. He was also a life member of the Clinton Elks Lodge.
A celebration Mass of Tom’s life will be held Friday, February 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Main St., Lancaster. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Lancaster. At the family’s request there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church St., Clinton, is directing arrangements.