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Richard E. McKeen

December 20, 2018

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December 23, 2018

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home
740 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

Funeral Service
December 24, 2018

10:00 AM
John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home
740 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

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McKEEN, Richard E. on December 20, 2018. Beloved husband of Mary T. (Cronin). Loving father of Mary Ann Ruffini and her husband Daniel, Richard Jr. (deceased), William McKeen, Kathleen Rizzacasa and her husband Eugene, and Darlene Coughlin and her husband William. Also survived by 8 loving grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren. Richard founded the Grandparents Support Group for Autism at the ARC in Westwood. He was co-founder of the Hamilton House, now under Gavin Foundation. Richard also served in the Navy Reserves for 9 years and was a Constable for the City of Boston for 35 years. He was a lifelong resident of Dorchester.

Visiting hours in the John J. O’Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) DORCHESTER, Sunday from 2-6pm followed by a celebration of Richard’s life in the funeral home on Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations can me made in Richard’s memory to the Guild for Human Services – Adult Program Activity Fund, 521 Virginia Rd., Concord, MA 01742 (in honor of his grandson Nicholas)  Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

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