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Douglas A. KEILY Obituary




KEILY, Douglas A.

Douglas Arthur Keily, 64, of East Granby, died Saturday, (August 24, 2013) at Hartford Hospital from injuries sustained from a fall while cycling with friends on Wednesday. He was born Sept. 12, 1948 in Pittsfield, MA, son of the late Arthur Kersey Keily and Linnea Corin Marie (Sundkvist) Keily and had grown up in Simsbury prior to settling in East Granby 30 years ago. Doug was a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and was a member of the Gamma Sigma Chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. Douglas was a Vice President at Alstom Power in Windsor for many years. He was an Eagle Scout and spent time each summer at Hawk's Nest Beach in Old Lyme. He enjoyed spending time outdoors sailing, skiing, and cycling as well as reading and making others laugh throughout his long, long, very funny stories. He had lived in Athens, Greece, and London, England, for several years before raising his family in East Granby. He shared his love of travel with them and made many lifelong friends all over the world. He is survived by his son, Timothy D. Keily and daughter, Hanna M. Keily, and their mother Kathryn S. Keily; his four siblings, Susan K. Zelman and her husband Richard, Carolyn Keily, Paul A. Keily and his girlfriend Linda Speranza, and Lois K. Byron and her husband Thomas; his two sisters-in-law, Barbara C. Keily and Erin M. Keily; four nieces, Lynn Anne Keily and her husband Mark Robson, Julie Kosciuszka and her husband Brian and their son Owen, Sara Zelman and Laura Byron; three nephews, Karl Keily and his fiancée Kate Elston, James Byron and David Zelman and his faithful friend for the past 12 years, who will miss him greatly, his Sheltie, Monty. He was predeceased by his brother, John Keily.
Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury TODAY, Tuesday, August 27 from 5-8 p.m. Please wear casual attire, and bright colors are welcome. A memorial service will be celebrated Wednesday, August 28, 11 a.m. at the First Church of Christ, 689 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. Burial will be private. Memorial donations in Doug's name may be made to the East Granby Fire Department, 7 Memorial Drive, East Granby, CT 06026 or to the East Granby Public Library, 24 Center Street, P.O. Box G, East Granby, CT 06026. Please visit Doug's "Book of Memories" at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.




Published in The Hartford Courant from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2013
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