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Richard Keeley

1919 - 2015 PETERSBURGH, NY Richard L. Keeley, 95, died Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the Center for Living & Rehabilitation in Bennington, VT. Born in Geneseo, NY on September 2, 1919, he was the son of the late Captain John M. Keeley, NYSP and Mary McClintock Keeley. He was a graduate of White Plains High School and was a 1943 graduate of Siena College in Loudonville with a degree in Business Administration. He was employed by Covert Manufacturing in Watervliet briefly and then moved to Petersburgh and went into business with his father-in-law, Thomas Clark, in the operation of Precision Level Vial in Petersburgh until selling the business in 1980. He then worked for John L. Thompson Drug Co. in Troy. He later was employed for 24 years by the New York State Police as an associate budget analysis until retiring in 1985. Richard was a member the Petersburgh Fire Dept. for over 45 years and served as Chairman of the Board of the Fire Commissioners, member of the Berlin School Board, Petersburgh Rod & Gun Club and enjoyed bowling. He was the husband of the late Frances Clark Keeley; beloved father of Karen (late Leonard) Maxon of Petersburgh, Linda Keeley and Patricia (John) Wright of Waterford and Fr. Issac Keeley of St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, MA; brother of Lawrence W. Keeley of Flower Mound, TX, Jacqulyn Hurley of East Greenbush and the late Herbert, William and Francis Keeley; grandfather of Richard (Sherrie), John and James (Bridget) Maxon, John (Molly) Wright, Thomas (Rachel) Wright and Mary and Robert Wright; great-grandfather of Tyler, Alex and Carter Maxon. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral mass will be held on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, 27 Main Street, Berlin, NY. Interment will follow in Meadowlawn Cemetery, Petersburgh. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at Sacred Heart Church on Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 3 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Parish of Our Lady of the Snow, PO Box 234, Grafton, NY 12082 or to Families for Hope, Inc., 1219 N. Wittfield Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229. Arrangements are by the Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home in Petersburgh. Condolence book at : ParkerBrosMemorial.com
Published in Bennington Banner on July 16, 2015
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