December 28, 2018

Veteran

Arthur W. Keenan

Keenan, Arthur W. “Bill” of Weymouth, formerly of Hull, died December 28 , 2018.

Bill started his working career at an early age on the clam flats in Hull and at Paragon Park Amusement Center. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was later honorably discharged and he returned home to go on to build his own home improvement and construction company. Bill enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, his furry friend Buddy, traveling, a good joke, classic cars, and playing cribbage. He could often be found happily watching a Red Sox game or the Patriots on T.V. and also enjoyed automobile auctions and Nascar.  He was a long time member and past Exalted Ruler of the Weymouth Elks. Bill was a man who hated long goodbyes and upon parting let you know it with a quick heartfelt “GOODBYE!” as you were parting ways.

Devoted father of Arthur W. Keenan Jr. of ME, Thomas A. Keenan of ME, John E. Keenan of ME, Danielle L. Rodrigue of ME and Mark T. Keenan of Norton. Adored Brother in Law of Melanie A. Rizzo of Rockland, Longtime partner of Eloise Kelley of Weymouth. Loving brother of Leo W. Keenan of Quincy, James Keenan of Weymouth, Jacqueline Minelli of Plymouth and the late Robert E. Keenan and Sandra E. Finch. Cherished Grandpa Bill of 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was known and loved as Uncle Buck by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 4-8 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital). Funeral service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Saturday at 11:30 AM. Burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Arthur Bill Keenan, to the VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury Division, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132.