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EDWARD GEORGE KEEFE


1956 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
EDWARD GEORGE KEEFE Obituary
KEEFE, Edward George Age 60, succumbed to complications from stage IV melanoma on October 4, 2016. Ed was born on September 17, 1956, in Northampton, to Edward Eugene of Leeds, MA and the late Gail Ann (Goller) Keefe. Ed's life focus and work was toward the physical health and wellbeing of himself and others. He was an accomplished swimmer, skier, biker, runner and lover of nature. He graduated cum laude from Springfield College in 1979 and pursued a lifetime career in health and wellbeing while working for the YMCA. Ed worked for the YMCA in various capacities in Northampton, Salem, Brockton and Southbridge, MA. He retired in May of 2012 from the Tri-Community YMCA in Southbridge after twenty three years as their Executive Director. Ed also worked as the Parks and Recreation Director in Yarmouth, MA during the late 1970s. It was while working for the Brockton YMCA, Ed met and fell in love with his wife, Ann Therese MacDermott-Keefe. They shared thirty three years of life and love as a couple and have two beautiful, accomplished children, Edward Carl of Northampton and Katherine Ann of Grafton. In addition, Ed leaves behind his faithful Weimaraner, Lucy. Ed's extended family includes his brother, Brian Keefe and wife Su of Greensboro, NC and their children, Harrison and Avery; and his sister, Colleen Belden and her husband Sam of Hatfield, MA and their daughter, Abigail. Ed's expressed wish in lieu of flowers is for donations to be made in his memory to: The Center of Hope Foundation, "In Honor of My Good Friend, Troy D.", P.O. Box 66, 100 Foster Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, Attention: Marie Barse. Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 11-2 PM in Pillsbury Funeral Home, 3 West Brookfield Rd., Brookfield, MA. A short prayer service will be held at 2 PM. For an online tribute, please visit: www.pillsbury

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Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 9, 2016
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