Robert M. McKeon

August 15, 1939November 4, 2018

Robert M. McKeon, 79, of South Dartmouth, passed away in Tobey Hospital, Wareham. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marlyn A. (Matro) McKeon.

Bob was born on August 15, 1939 in Auburn, NY to the late Charles and Ellen McKeon. He graduated from Auburn High School in 1957 and St. Bonaventure University in 1961, receiving a Bachelor’s in Business. Robert served in the United States Army, 76th Field Artillery Regiment.

Bob was a devoted father, friend and grandfather. Always possessing a smile and a laugh, Bob lit up every room he entered. He was always the life of the party and would help anyone in need. He was most proud of his two boys and his grandchildren.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by two sons, Kevin C. McKeon and his wife Heather of Needham, Massachusetts and Brian D. McKeon and his partner Brendon Phalen of New York, New York; two grandchildren, Finlay and Addison McKeon, and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Joseph McKeon.

His funeral mass will be held on Saturday December 1, 2018 at 10:00AM in St. Mary’s Church, 783 Dartmouth Street, S. Dartmouth, MA 02748. Burial is private. Arrangements are in the care of WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth, MA 02748. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert’s honor may be made to: Jog Your Memory, an Alzheimer’s non-profit organization helping families living with the disease. Donations can be made online at in honor of Robert and Marlyn McKeon. To leave a note of condolence:



  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 1, 2018


  • Burial Private

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Rick and Sharon Barry

December 9, 2018

Dear Marlyn, Kevin, Brian, and all your loved ones—
We are in Florida and just heard of Bob’s passing. Our immediate thought: “What a great guy!” I feel like I’ve known your mom ever since I had you guys at Padanaram Pre-School, but your dad, not so much. We got to know him best on Wednesday nights at Faye’s where we shared lives, kids, and teaching memories—women on one end, men on the other. Memories we will treasure as we continue to offer support to mom and her boys. We think the world of all of you.
Love from all the Barrys

Brenda Amore

November 30, 2018

We were so sad to learn of the passing of Bob. I had the pleasure of working with him the last few years through Merchants. He was a very nice man who always spoke so highly of his sons and grandchildren. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Brenda, Chris and Sophie Amore

Mary Lou spinelli

November 30, 2018

You have been a wonderful friend to everyone Bob. Your helping hand, loaves of bread, and salt potatoes delivered to the. front door will always be remembered. Rest In Peace my friend!.

Dave McPeak

November 27, 2018

We were so saddened to hear the news of the passing of my cousin Bob. I share many fond memories of him and Joe growing up in Auburn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love Barb and Dave McPeak

Anne Muldoon-Sapienza

November 26, 2018

I am so sad to hear of Bob's passing. I remember his laugh and the many Christmases we had as a family in Auburn. Please know that although distance kept us all apart, I did think of him.
Love, Anne Muldoon-Sapienza