Donald W. McKeon, 86 of Plainville and Southington, beloved husband of Carmella (Boilard) McKeon passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, with his loving family by his side, following a long battle with Alzheimer's.
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Born in New Britain, Jan. 12, 1927, Donald was the son of the late Thomas F. McKeon and Hannah (Johnson) McKeon. Donald was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II and worked as a foreman at Stanley Works for over 40 years. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, his family was his pride and joy. Donald enjoyed spending time with his family and never missed a sporting event or school activity that any of his grandchildren were involved in. Donald enjoyed many family vacations and time spent in Las Vegas with his wife. Donald was an avid New York Yankees and New York Jets fan.
He is survived by his four devoted children, Thomas McKeon and his wife, Debra, of Colebrook, Michael McKeon, of Las Vegas, Nev., Donna (McKeon) Krewson and her husband, William, of Southington, Deborah (McKeon) Rio and her husband, James, of Plainville; his six adored grandchildren, Michael Rio, of Trumbull, Ashley (Krewson) Hunt and her husband, Benjamin, of Plainville, Kayla Rio and her fiancée, Brian Kriscenski, of Melrose, Mass., Brittany McKeon, of Colebrook, Courtney Krewson, of Southington, Kaitlyn Krewson, of Southington; and his great-granddaughter, Sophia Hunt, of Plainville; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents, Donald was predeceased by his three brothers, Edward, William and Frances; and two sisters, Lillian (May) and Helen.
The funeral was held May 25, at Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St., Plainville Committal services with military honors was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Plainville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, in Donald's name, to the Alzheimer's Resource Center, 1261 S. Main St., Plantsville, CT 06479.
The family of Donald would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of the Alzheimer's Resource Center for their dedication and loving care. For directions and online expressions of sympathy, please visit Donald's tribute page at www.Bailey-FuneralHome.com .
Bailey Funeral Home, Inc.
48 Broad Street Plainville, CT 06062
Published in Plainville Citizen from May 30 to May 31, 2013