Thomas Francis Keenan

Keenan, Thomas Francis

Nebo, NC: Thomas Francis Keenan, 78, of Nebo, died Monday, November 18, 2013, at Sunrise Nursing Home. A native of Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late Thomas Francis and Helen Szolomski Keenan. He was also preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Michelle Moran. He was an employee of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, for 29 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Jeannette M. Dutton Keenan; sons, Frank Keenan and wife Dale Anne of Watertown, NY, Michael Moran and Lori of Marion NC; daughters, Rita Keenan of Watertown, NY and Kristen Keenan of Marion, NC; brother, Dr. Lawrence Keenan and Gertrude of Spring Valley, NY; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 24, at Pinnacle Baptist Church of which he attended. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pinnacle Baptist Church Missionary Fund in Nebo, NC. Condolences can be made to the family at

Published in Ithaca Journal on Nov. 21, 2013