Donald F. Keahon

August 25, 1927March 28, 2013
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Donald F. Keahon, 85 of Harrington Park, NJ, formerly of Westwood, NJ, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Born in Queens, NY to Patrick and Mary Keahon, he raised his family in Hillsdale and lived in Bedminster before moving to Westwood. Mr. Keahon was a NYC fireman and had a long career with the New York Times. He loved reading, spending time with his grandchildren, and spending his summers on Nantucket Island. Donald leaves a legacy of a close knit and loving family. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Agnes. He is survived by his children, Karen O’Keefe and her husband Tom, Pamela Massucco and her husband Don, Tricia Boylan and her husband John, and Donald Keahon Jr. and his partner Ernesto Avalo, his grandchildren, Allison, Kristin, Travis, Lindsey, Kevin, Sean and Erin, his great grandchild Avery and his special niece Kathy and her husband Bill and their children. He is predeceased by his sister Patricia Armstrong. The family will receive their friends at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4 – 7PM. The family will gather with relatives and friends for the funeral service on Wednesday, April 3 at 11AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, NJ.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  • Committal Service Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Lori and Jeff Smith

April 23, 2014

To the family of Donald Keahon...I know time has passed and you still miss him greatly. Just wanted to let you know that my sisters, my family and I will always cherish the memories and time we spent with Don and Aggie at Nantucket. We were so lucky to be able to spend several vacations there when our kids were little. Hannah especially loved Nantucket and ADORED Don. We will always think of him with fond remembrance, as well as sweet Aggie.

Ed Kolvek

April 3, 2013

My deepest condolences to the Keahon family in this sad time. I will always cherish the golden summer vacations our families shared on Nantucket in the days of our youth. Great times indeed! All the best to each of you.

Stephen Kolvek

April 1, 2013

Don always greeted with a genuine warm smile, this is how I will always remember him. He had always made me feel welcome whether at home or on a vacation. I have fond memories sharing many Nantucket family vacations together in my youth, on the beach, strolling down Main Street and stopping for ice cream. His kind sole was readily apparent to me spreading his true caring nature to all. My thoughts and prayers are to all Don's family and friends in this difficult time.

April 1, 2013

Everyone loved Ducky. Hope that all those wonderful memories of such a delightful man will help you at this sad time.
Love to all,
Geri and Jack Bittner

Diane Cupp

March 31, 2013

To Donald Keahon's Family, I am sorry to hear about Uncle Donald. I am sad to hear of his passing. But I heard that He had been happy, and felt like he was going to work each day. He will be missed, he was such a Sweet Uncle. Love, Diane Cupp

David DeGraw

March 29, 2013

Loving thoughts and prayers; may memories last and live in the hearts of your family and all of your friends.I will always be thankful and grateful for the memories, laughter, fun and love of Nauntucket. It started with your love of Nantucket and you have passed it along to all of us to enjoy and hold dear.You sure will be missed by all. Love, David DeGraw

March 29, 2013

My husband and I feel so sad about Don's passing. He and Aggie were my neighbors in Bedminster and I will always have the many and great memories of dinners with them, visits to Nantucket and great phone conversations. My parents died years ago and I always felt that Don and Aggie were my surrogate parents. The picture here of Don in Nantucket is so poignant and is how I will remember him - a happy guy with a great family and many friends who loved life! Michelle and Terry Rothwell

Lori Smith

March 29, 2013

To the family of Donald Keahon,
My family and I are deeply saddened at the news of Don's passing. We shall never forget this sweet man and his lovely wife Aggie. We came to know them when they were my sister Michelle's neighbors when she lived in Bedminster, NJ, and after moving away, Michelle remained close with them. They were lovely and generous and so fun to be with!

My family and my sisters Michelle and Leslie enjoyed several vacations hosted by Don and Aggie at their wonderful Nantucket house, and the memories of those times spent with them will always be cherished! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this time of loss. That picture of him is so perfect! We will miss him deeply.

Lori, Jeff, Hannah and Chase Smith - Atlanta, GA