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Celebrating the life of John T. Keating
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John was retired as engineer with Perkin Elmer and was on the team that worked on the lens for the Hubbell Space Telescope. He was very proud of his service with the Armed Security Agency in Germany from 1950 to 1952. On his return to the States John moved to the Lordship section of Stratford where he and Burdina raised their four children. He was a devoted member of Our Lady of Peace parish where he served as a Eucharistic minister, lector, and Catechism instructor. John enjoyed many years as a member of the Lordship Father's Club. He was also involved with the community's children's sports programs, including Pop Warner Football and the Our Lady of Peace basketball teams and was an active member of VFW Post 10201 in Brookfield, CT.
Survivors include his three loving children, James Keating of Naples, Florida, Patricia Georgette and her husband Greg of Stratford, Rosemary Tyrrell and her husband Thomas of Middletown and his daughter-in-law Judith Keating of Milford. He could not have been more proud of his seven beloved grandchildren, Brett Keating and his wife Colleen, Sean Keating and his wife Courtney, Joseph Georgette and his wife Stacy, Allison Georgette, Connor Tyrrell and his wife Amy, Shane Tyrrell and Michaela Rose Tyrrell. Visits with his five great-grandchildren, Simon, Gavin, Hanna, Benjamin and Evelyn brought him much joy. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their children.
John was predeceased by a son, Sean Keating and a daughter-in-law Kathy Donahue Keating
He will be remembered by family and friends as an avid storyteller, amateur historian and squirrel enthusiast.
Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Father Nicholas Pavia on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. by meeting directly in Our Lady of Peace Church, 651 Stratford Road, Lordship. Military services will follow at church. Interment will be private. Friends may visit with his family from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Our Lady of Peace Sanctuary Fund, 230 Park Blvd, Stratford, CT 06615.
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2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
651 Stratford Road
Stratford, CT 06615
celebrated by Father Nicholas Pavia *** *** *** Military Honors will follow Mass
Our Lady of Peace Sanctuary Fund
Stratford, CT 06614