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Keeley, Charles F.

October 9, 2012 by Ellen Jarus Hanley

CHESHIRE – Charles F. Keeley, 62, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Linda (Lombard) Keeley.

Mr. Keeley was born on July 29, 1950 in Waterbury, the son of the late John and Margaret (Chipman) Keeley. He was a Vietnam Veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. Before moving to Cheshire over 30 years ago, he was born and raised in the Waterbury area, where he was a member of the Waterbury A.O.H. and the Prospect V.F.W. During his years in Cheshire, he served as a Board Member of the Cheshire Hillside Cemetery Association.

Mr. Keeley is survived by his children, Ryan Keeley of Wallingford, Marcy and Megan Keeley, both of Cheshire; his brother, James Keeley and his wife Jean; his sister, Susan Grayeb and her husband Philip, and the rest of the Keeley family; his in-laws, Louis and Marion Lombard, and the entire Lombard family; as well as many nieces and nephews. Mr. Keeley was predeceased by his siblings, John “Jack" Keeley and Maryanne Little.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 9 a.m. from the Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St., to St. Anthony Church for Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Cheshire Hillside Cemetery. Calling hours will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For condolences, or to light a candle or share a story, please visit

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