Charles Patrick Keating

Waterford - Charles Patrick Keating, 83, of Waterford, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London.

He was born in New London, on Sept. 24, 1931. Mr. Keating was a 1950 graduate of the former Chapman Technical High School in New London. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was the husband of Mary Douglas Keating, who predeceased him on May 13, 2007.

He was a life member of the Fleet Reserve, VFW, New London Lodge of Elks, RAFFA, Polish American Veterans of New London, the Union Lodge of Masons, and the Niantic Post 128 American Legion.

He is survived by a daughter, Lori Keating of New London; a sister, Ellen K. Thomas of Arlington, Va.; a grandson, Jon Collins.

He was also predeceased by a son, Douglas Keating.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday in Jordan Cemetery with military honors. There are no calling hours.

Condolence messages may be left on his memorial page at

Funeral Home

Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue New London, CT 06320
(860) 443-1871

Published in The Day on Apr. 1, 2014