William P. Keenan Sr.
April 15, 1937 – October 22, 2020
They say true love only happens once in a lifetime- A single dance could change your life. William “Bill” Keenan did just that. A young man of 18 met the love of his life at friend’s house for a birthday- and for the next 66 years he continued to dance until his song finally ended.
Bill Keenan was born and raised in Danbury, CT, a tried and true member of his beloved Hat City. He is survived by his soulmate Gloria Keenan, children Kathy Anne White and William Keenan Jr, their spouses Dean White, Caitlin Keenan, grandchildren Jacob, Jessica, fiancé Justin and Steven- as well as many other extended family members. He is predeceased by his loving parents and older brothers and sister.
Bill Keenan knew what honor was, and before marrying Gloria, was in active duty for the United States Marines. After his departure from the military, William worked at Perkin Elmer on the Hubble telescope. In his free time, he was an active member of the Mad Hatters Chorus and a participant of the Danbury Drum Corps. He cherished the times spent traveling and camping with his family, and watching football and basketball.
The family will have a future celebration of William’s life at a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to the Danbury Drum Corps, 2 Shalvoys Lane, Danbury, CT 06810.
Danbury Drum Corps
2 Shalvoys Lane, Danbury, CT 06810
William P. Keenan Sr.
October 28, 2020
My heartfelt condolences go out to the Keenan family. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. He was a great man loved by many and will be missed by many. The many memories shared will keep him with us all always.
October 26, 2020
I remember fondly how faithfully Bill attended rehearsals and performances with the Mad Hatter Barbershop Chorus. Even a decline in his health did not deter him. He was a man of great character. On behalf of the Mad Hatters, we send our condolences on his loss to his wife and children.
October 25, 2020
Uncle Bill was alway a wonderful uncle to me and my siblings. He will be missed. My prayers go out to his family and especially to my Aunt Gloria who took such good care of him.
Susan Keenan Arconti
October 24, 2020
Bill and kathie I’m so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you both. Your dad was a great guy , we had some good times camping , singing in the barbershop quartet and at st Gregory’s church lots of memories watching movies from his side porch and picnics and parties. And how they waited for little Billy to come into there life his eyes were so happy to have a son and the there baby girl to come Kathie . There life was so complete with there family you two was his everything. He will be missed love Don stelzel