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Edward F. Keon

Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, 87
 Edward F. Keon, 87, of Lowell, died Monday, June 6th at his home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 52 years to the late Mary (Moran) Keon who died December 6, 2004.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, July 2, 1928, a son of the late Philip J. and the late Mabel T. (Farrell) Keon, he attended St. Patrick Grammar School and was a graduate of St. Patrick High School. Eager to further his education, following his military service and proudly taking the opportunity to utilize the G.I. Bill, he went on to graduate with highest honors from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and philosophy. He then attended Harvard University for post graduate studies in physics.
 Ed proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and received an Honorable Discharge in 1947.
 Before retiring, Ed was President of Stackpole Fibers in Lowell. Previously, he was Founder and President of High Temperature Materials in Lowell which designed space age materials used in rocket industries.
 Among his many interests, Ed was an inventor, scientist and businessman and was a holder of 4 patents. He was an avid reader and loved traveling around the world, especially to Ireland where he owned a second home. He was also a past Chairman of the Lowell Redevelopment Authority.
 Ed is survived by three daughters Moira Greene of County Clare, Ireland, Sheila McTigue and her husband Michael of County Clare, Ireland and Kathleen LaFlamme and her husband Kevin of Lowell, MA; two sons Edward F. Keon Jr. and his wife Patricia of Morristown, NJ and Thomas P. Keon and his wife M. Winifred of Bethesda, MD; fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers Philip J. Keon and his wife Nancy of Tewksbury, MA and Leo Richard Keon and his wife Betty of Wells, ME; and many nieces and nephews.
 He was also brother of the late Patricia Ashe and the late Gerald Keon.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 3 to 7 P.M. Wednesday. His funeral will take place from the funeral home on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock followed by a Funeral Mass at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o'clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements by Funeral Directors John W. Crane and James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (978 or 866) 458-8768.


Condolences (29)
  • Pauline Murphy  - With sympathy
    Thinking of you Moira and of all the family. Take care.
  • Liam english (mare's brother)  - Condolence
    Very sorry to hear of your loss. Apologies for lateness of this message.i was away as usual. Hope to see you when your back in Ireland.
  • Vivian Little
    Ed. So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My deepest sympathy for you and your family.
  • Jacinta Davenport  - Sincere sympathy
    To Moira and family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Thinking of you at this very sad and difficult time.
  • Carmel Greene  - From Kilnamona
    On behalf of Mary, Anne, Geraldine, Carmel and Noel Greene, I wis to conver our sympathy to Moira, Sheila, Kathleen, Tom and Ed on Ed's passing. He is now back in the company of his good lady wife Mary and I am sure he is in peace. I always enjoyed his humour, his tales of exploits around the world and proud to have known him. Am also glad to have visited him with Mam in late 2012. May he rest now in Heaven, carmel
  • Margaret Lynch  - Sincere Condolences
    Dear Moira, Our deepest sympathy to you and your extended family on the passing of your dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. East Clare tutors and learners.
  • Barbara Callinan  - Rest in Peace
    Moire, My deepest sympathy to you and your extended family on the passing of your Dad. Thinking of you at this sad time.xxx
  • Greene family Kilnamona
    My sympathies to Moira, Sheila and all the Keon family / extended family. We remember the many visits to Kilnamona over the years. May Harry and Mary Rest in Peace.
  • Brenda O'Donoghue  - With sympathy
    Moira thinking of you all at this time. May he rest in peace. Brenda
  • Tony and Ann Barrett  - Deepest Sympathy
    Our deepest sympathy to you Sheila and Michael and your family and to you Moira and your family and to all the Ken family on the passing of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May he rest in peace.
  • Mary Flanagan
    To Moira, Sheila and the family, thinking of you all at this sad time, God bless all. RIP.
  • Donna (Fitzgerald) and John Ay
    My deepest sympathy to the Keon family. I cannot attend the funeral tomorrow, but please know I am thinking of you in this time of sorrow. (I am James & Margaret Fitzgerald's youngest daughter, Mary's cousin). RIP.
  • Carmel Greene  - May you rest in the bed of Heaven
    To Moira, Sheila, Kathleen, Ed, Tom and your families, I wish to send you the sympathies of the Greene family in Kilnamona, county Clare. As Ed and his lady Mary are reunited, we have fond memories of their visits to Kilnamona, his stories from around the globe and his outgoing personality. May he rest in peace, Mary, Carmel, Geraldine, Anne, Noel and family.
  • Mandy hogan
    My deepest sympathy to Sheila, MIchael and family, Moira and family and all the Keon family on the death of Ed. Remembering all his visits to Rushane Kilnamona with his wife Mary over the years. May he rest in peace. From Mandy, pat Patrick and Aoibheann Hogan Rushane kilnamona
  • Caroline Hanrahan  - With sympathy
    My deepest sympathies to you Moira and to all the Keon’s and extended family members. It is the end of an era when a second parent passes. RIP
  • Mike Ryan  - Deepest Sympathies
    Moira and family , thinking of you all at this sad time.
  • Aobhán Haverty  - Rest in Peace
    Moira, Sheila and all the Keon Family, I hope you find peace, strength and comfort in one another in this time of sorrow. Thinking of you today and sending my sincere condolences on the death of your Father.
  • Mary Reardon
    My deepest condolences Moira, to you and the rest of the Keon family. You are all in my prayers. God bless, and may he rest in peace.
  • Karl Quinn  - With Sympathy
    Condolences to Moira and Family on your loss. May he Rest in Peace.
  • Tim Uecker  - Condolences
    Ed and your family, very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  • Dipankar Biswas  - Deepest sympathies on your loss Moira
    I hadn't the good fortune of knowing your father. But what I have seen in you has to be partly a reflection of the brilliance and kindness of your father. I read he had a productive and adventurous life of which you must have fond memories. The universe will grant you strength at this time of bereavement. Mind yourself.
  • Breda O' Driscoll  - With Sympathy
    Moira, my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your dad, may he rest in peace.
  • Laura Rowland  - Rest in Peace
    Moira and Family. I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Thinking of you x
  • Maire Dempsey
    Dear Moira, so sorry to hear the very sad news of you dad's passing, my sincere sympathy to you you and your family at this sad time, though i'm sure you and your family will share many lovely stories about your dad over the nest few days.Our thoughts are with you.
  • Loretta Hughes
    My deepest sympathy to you Moira and Sheila and all the Keon family. Lots of people here in Clare have great memories of your Dad. He was much admired for his sharp mind and good humor.
  • Nora Greene  - Condolences to Keon Family
    My sympathy to Moira and all the Keon family. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Great memories of Harry and Mary-a wonderful kind and generous couple,always so welcoming to 'The Acre' I will remember them with great fondness always. May Harry and Mary Rest in Peace.
  • Debby Groisser  - With sympathy
    Ed, I was very sorry to hear about your Dad. Thoughts are with you.
  • John Lusby  - Rest in Peace
    Always enthusiastic, energetic and generous. Many fond memories of my first trip away hosted by Harry and Mary who showed us around Massachusetts, and many hours spent passionately discussing sport. May you and Mary rest in peace.
  • Deirdre Lusby
    Fondly remembered for years of kindness in Kilnamona. You and Mary never arrived over without beautifully wrapped presents for the Lusbys as well as the Greenes. Great memories of endless hospitality and welcome especially on the Stephen's Day visit to Hunt the Wran. May you and Mary Rest in Peace.
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