Robert E. "Bob" Keller

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Robert E. "Bob" Keller, 92, beloved husband of the late Martha (Barry) Keller, peacefully passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Suffield House.

Son of the late Edward Keller and Anna (Manning) Keller, he was born Aug. 23, 1925. Robert was a lifetime resident of Enfield where he taught physical education at JFK Jr. High School, and later served as the athletic director for the towns of Enfield and Somers. He was a member of the CT Association of Athletic Directors and was inducted into the Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame. Robert was the oldest member of the Enfield Society of Thieves and Robbers and held the cane as the longest member. In addition to his career, Robert was a sports enthusiast and especially enjoyed watching the Red Sox and UConn basketball. Robert proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Enfield. Robert was a loving father and husband and was known for his generosity.

He is survived by his children, Dianne K. Stone and her husband, Robert, of Florida, Nancy K. Bowman and her husband, Les, of Maryland, William J. Keller and his wife, Brunella, of Suffield, Kathleen E. Keller of Carlisle, Massachusetts, Barry E. Keller of Enfield, James M. Keller and his wife, Lisa, of Enfield, and Mary M. Keller of Suffield; his eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Melissa, Andrew, Lindsey, Christopher, Jaime, Michelle, and Lisa; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Martha, Robert was predeceased by his brother, Edward Keller and his sister, Elizabeth "Betty" (Keller) Boothroyd.

Robert's family will receive relatives and friends Thursday, June 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield.

Family and friends may gather Friday, June 15, at 9 a.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels for a procession to St. Patrick Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Patrick King Street Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Church, 64 Pearl St., Enfield.

For online expressions of sympathy or directions, visit

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Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels
61 South Road
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 749-2244
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Published in Journal Inquirer from June 12 to June 16, 2018
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