Paul David Keaney

December 27, 1960October 10, 2021

Paul David Keaney, passed away too young at the age 60. Paul and his wife, Kate lived in Marblehead, MA at the time of his passing, October 10th, 2021, in Boston, MA.

Paul was born on December 27th, 1960, in Lynn, MA to David Paul Keaney and Lorraine Beatrice (Reynolds) Keaney. The family lived in Swampscott, MA and Paul attended St John the Evangelist Elementary until 1973 when they relocated to Chatsworth, CA. Paul graduated from Chatsworth High School class of ’79 and was married to Ruth (Randles) Sorenson on February 1st 1980. (divorced, 2000) Paul was extremely devoted to his children and grandchildren. He was very involved in his children’s school activities and community, specifically, coaching baseball and softball, serving on the PTO boards and the Knights of Columbus. Paul remarried to the love of his life, Catherine (Falkner) Keaney on August 8th 2009 at their home in Gig Harbor, WA. Paul had an interest in returning to his roots and when an opportunity presented itself in to relocate to Boston in 2017, they happily accepted. Paul and Kate enjoyed many outdoor activities together, and he had a passion for sailing and golf. Paul deeply enjoyed cooking and connecting with others through this creative avenue.

Paul was most known for his smile and kindhearted spirit. Those who met Paul, remember him as always smiling and caring for those around him. Paul believed in service above self and embodied this in how he cared for those around him. He is survived by his three children, Elizabeth Keaney Glein (married to Peter C. Glein), John David Keaney (married to Maria H Keaney), and David M Keaney. Grandsons Cameron (12), Caleb (7), P. Foster (8) and granddaughters Marti (5) and Madeline (3), Paul is also survived by his mother, Lorraine B Keaney and brothers Martin F Keaney, Timothy W Keaney (wife Debra K Keaney), and Christopher P Keaney (wife Elizabeth S Keaney). Niece and nephews Meghan and Mathew Keaney and countless cousins. Paul was preceded in death by his father David P Keaney in 1997.

The family will hold a celebration of Paul’s life in May of 2022. For those wishing to pay respects to Paul are encouraged to make a donation to the Greater Boston Food Bank in lieu of flowers.!/donation/checkout. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Keaney family.


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Joyce Josephson

October 31, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express or comfort the depths of your mourning for your spouse, your son, your father, your brother, your uncle, our cousin. But right now, words are all that we have. May you find a measure of comfort and peace in the loving circle of family and friends, including us.
With much love, Joyce, Bill, Tim and Julia

Daniel Razali

October 14, 2021

Paul have been a very awesome senior. He taught me many things and assisted me and many of us with his vast knowledge and amazing personality.

Thank you for everything Paul, you will be sorely missed.

Bob Wakely

October 13, 2021

Words cannot express the void left in my heart at the passing of my best friend of over 45 years. The memories we created and cherished together will never be forgotten.

We were always there for each other, as friends should be. We had many conversations over the last 3 weeks of Paul's life and I am glad I was able to be his friend, all the way to the end.

My love to Kate and the entire family, you know how I feel about you all. You were either a part of our crazy youth or grew up hearing about it.

Somewhere there is a 1972 Nova, blasting Boston as it goes down the road, driving way too fast...