Richard William Keough
1942-2013 Richard William Keough, 71, of Arlington passed away on June 26, 2013.
Dick was born in Bennington, VT on May 30, 1942. He was the son of the late Michael J. and Clara Keough. He was a life-long resident of Arlington and married Joanne King on October 2, 1965.
Dick received his education in the Arlington School District and then attended and graduated from Bennington Catholic High School in 1960. He then received his degree from the Royal Barber School in Schenectady, New York.
He owned and operated several local businesses, including Keough's Barber Shop, Dick's Rubbish Removal and the Chippenhook General Store. He retired in December of 2005 from Bennington Sports and Graphics.
He was a member of Christ Our Savior Parish of Arlington and was devoted to the town of Arlington serving as a school board member, Justice of the Peace and Delinquent Tax Collector. Dick served as President of the following committees, Arlington Fire Department, Little League, Arlington Park and Rec, Booster Club and was a member of the Arlington Lion's Club. He was also a trustee of the Bennington Elks Lodge
# 567. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and golf.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years Joanne Keough of Bennington, a son Matthew Keough of Whitehall, New York, two daughters and a son in law, Susan and Reggie Jennings, Jr. of Arlington, VT. and Stacey Keough of Irmo, South Carolina. Five grandchildren, Mallory, Maclain and Jensen Keough of Whitehall, N.Y. and Moran and Erinn Jennings of Arlington, VT, a sister Dorothy Nellis of New York along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by a brother Michael J. Keough II and four sisters, Patricia Keough, Marjorie Kisselback, Marion Bahan and Beatrice Mattison.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be held at Christ Our Savior Catholic Church on Route 7A in Arlington on Saturday June 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered by Rev. Thomas Mattison
The burial will follow in the family lot in St. Columban's Cemetery in Arlington.
Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.
In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Richard William Keough may be made to either the Arlington Fire Department, Arlington Rescue Squad or the Bennington Elks Club through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.
All members of the Bennington Elks Lodge are requested to meet at the funeral home on Friday at 6:00 p.m. to conduct their services.
Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net