OBITUARY

David C. Keefe

March 6, 1966December 5, 2016
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David C. Keefe, age 50, of Southbury previously Bridgewater and Brookfield died December 5th, 2016. Dave was born in Danbury and the son of David C. Keefe and Nancy (Buck) Keefe of Southbury, The Villages FL., and previously Brookfield. He was the father of Marin and Lily Keefe of Bridgewater. For 30 years he owned and operated Keefe Landscaping out of Bridgewater and served Fairfield and Litchfield counties. He also owned and operated Brookfield Mulch. Dave went to Brookfield public elementary schools and graduated from Immaculate High School in 1984. Dave loved his classmates from IHS and also starred in Football and Baseball. After graduating he attended Becker Jr. College and the University of Maine where he was Phi Beta Kappa and a fullback on the football team. After college Dave returned to the area and opened Keefe Landscaping. Dave’s business flourished for years because of hard work and his social likeability. He was everyone’s friend and continuously went out of his way for clients. Dave built some of the greatest landscapes in Western CT. Dave had a great eye for the proper design and layout of a landscape. His favorite projects were new homes on a bare patch of land where he could work his magic. He frequently could be found at nurseries and supply companies coming up with new ideas. During the winter he would travel to nurseries in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia looking for the perfect landscape stock. He would also spend time at landscape seminars in Boston where he could pick minds and get advice from some of the greats in the industry. Dave’s landscaping business was a natural fit for him because it enabled him to be outdoors constantly. Dave loved the elements of sun, rain, wind, and snow. Some of his happiest days were spent with a sun burn on his face, dirt on his jeans, and mud on his boots. Even better if he was driving his truck, listening to John Denver, and trying to keep snacks away from his Labrador retriever. Animals were a big part of Dave’s life. At one time or another he and his girls practically had a zoo which included multiple dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, cats, turtles, and even a 600lb pig. Dave will be sorely missed. He was your best neighbor, friend, and brother. His middle name was “fun.” If it meant having a good time, he was in. Let’s go skiing, swimming, snowmobiling, bike riding, road tripping, football, baseball, basketball, tailgating, boating, fishing, bar hopping, he would be there. What was Dave interested in? Just about everything. He had a great time. Family was very important to Dave. He was the third brother of four. The love of his life was his two daughters, Marin and Lily, and he talked about them constantly. Besides his parents and daughters, Dave leaves behind his brothers: Jamie Keefe and his niece, Cameron, both of Portland Maine; his brother Dan Keefe and wife his wife, Sherri, niece Kaylee and nephews Brody and Dylan, all of Brookfield. He also leaves behind several loving aunts, uncles, cousins and his special friend, Liz. Dave was predeceased by his brother, Kevin Cameron Keefe, who passed away in June of 2000. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at St. Joseph Church, 163 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield, CT with the Rev. George F. O’Neill, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received from 9:30am-11am on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at St. Joseph Church, Brookfield. Friends are kindly asked to omit flowers. Contributions in Dave’s memory may be made to the David Keefe Memorial Fund, c/o Webster Bank, 789 Federal Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804. For further information or to express your condolences on line, go to www.thegreenfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, December 10, 2016
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 10, 2016

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December 14, 2016

We are devastated with this very sad news. David was our sons mentor and idol. JoJo is so terribly upset. JoJo worked for a couple of years in the summer and had such respect for him.He is in Miami and wanted to come for the service. He was such a good man and father. We ill keep he and his daughters in our prayers. Condolences to Liz

Nancy Roy

December 13, 2016

sorry for your loss

December 13, 2016

Dear Tara, Lily and Marin,
What a shock to hear of Dave's passing. His smile will be missed by us all.
Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love.
Mitch, Diane, Taylor and Spencer Weston

David Kania

December 12, 2016

So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I have nothing but fond memories of his smiling face and laughter during our years at IHS. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. His uplifting spirit left its mark on all who had the pleasure of knowing him!

December 12, 2016

Nancy, Dave, and all of the Keefes. Thank you for sharing all of those wonderful photos of Dave and his life. They told a huge story of wonderful moments to be cherished by you all. I send deeply heartfelt condolences. Cousin Joyce, Southport, N.C.

Joe Kohut

December 12, 2016

I will always remember Dave as being able to put a smile on your face when you talked to him.

My prayers are with you. May God Bless the Keefe family!

Kevin Kilkenny

December 12, 2016

My Condolences to the entire Keefe family. Dave was a good man. I pray you rest in piece my friend.

Kevin Kilkenny

December 12, 2016

Nancy, Dave and family:
We extend to you our sincere sympathy.

George and Shirley Street
Port St. Lucie, Florida

Rich Groski

December 12, 2016

I am sorry to read about David's passing. I saw him about a month ago and he seemed his jolly self. Dave apologized for his behavior when he played CYO basketball and I refereed. I told him he had no need to apologize as he was always a gentleman and good sport on the court.
May you rest in peace my friend.

Bob &Marylou Paulter

December 12, 2016

We are so sorry for your loss

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