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KEANE, John F.

KEANE - John F. 72, a.k.a. "Cakes" of West Simsbury, CT has taken his act on the road and is now in Heaven, microphone in hand...and we all know that any JFK performance is standing room only. He is survived by so many ardent admirers. He will be forever missed by his favorite blind date, his wife of 44 years, Karen Ryan Keane, a.k.a. "Liza" and his children: sons, James Keane and Matthew Keane, daughter, Kerry McElroy and husband, David, and daughter, Marnie Zaffino and husband, Jonathan and his eight lucky charms, his treasured grandchildren: Matt, Annie, Laurel, Lindsay, and Charlie Zaffino and Mary, Ellie and Kate McElroy. He leaves behind his brother Matt (Joan), sister Margaret, brother Michael (Susan), brothers- in-law and sisters-in-law Dan and Dot Irwin, Peter and Pam Jacobs-Vogt, and Grace Ryan. He also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews and an army of friends assembled over a lifetime that could fill two football stadiums. He was predeceased by his parents, both born in County Kerry Ireland, William and Catherine Keane, brother Bryan, and nephews Brendan and Kevin Keane. John was so proud to have grown up at 618 Main Street in New Rochelle, NY. He graduated from Iona Prep and Iona College. John honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, and was a true patriot showing his love for Country by wearing a USA flag pin each and every day. An accomplished businessman, John was the proud owner and President of Interim HealthCare of Farmington for the past 26 years. His skilled, dedicated and devoted co-workers were like family to him. They did not think of him as "the boss", rather, they thought of him as "Uncle John". John's 60 year friendships with the "New York Guys" (including Fuzzy) was legendary and then there was the "Breakfast Crew", and the Hop Meadow Gang. His golf outings were joyful and always full of laughs. He loved the game of golf, however despite his sustained efforts over many years, his chipping was an object of sympathy. He had an amazing ability to bring excitement and fun to the simplest of life's pleasures. The name John Keane is synonymous with amazing humor, character, warmth and out and out class. He was unique in many, many respects - the genuine article. Above all else, John valued family and friendship. He never spoke disparagingly of any one, nor did anyone speak ill of him. He was most eager to be of help no matter the circumstance, and thousands of us were recipients of his benevolence. John F. Keane, we have loved being loved by you! Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at The Church of Saint Ann, 289 Arch Road in Avon, CT on Thursday, September 22nd at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project at 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org. VINCENT FUNERAL HOME of Simsbury, CT is caring for the arrangements. Please visit John's "Book of Memories" at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.

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