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Kenneth Joseph Keeley

April 1, 1934 ~ August 4, 2020 (age 86)


Kenneth J. Keeley, 86, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late Michael J. and Ellen [Crossan] Keeley and had lived in Jacksonville for the past 10 years. Ken was a loving husband, father, grand and great grandfather. He faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force for 20 years. Mr. Ken was also a renowned artist who loved to paint photorealist art work. Kenneth is  preceded in death by his first wife Helen Keeley, his sister, Joan; and his sons, Kevin and Craig Keeley. 

Survivors include his caring wife of 18 years, Grace A. Keeley of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Ellen M. Chacon (Rudy) of Ashville, NC; brothers, MIchael Keeley (Sandy) of Sioux Falls, SD, Danny Keeley (Rose) of Texas, and John Walde of New York; sister, Maureen LaMantia  (Ronald) of Dix Hills, NY; grandchildren, Rudy, Jacob, Sebastian, Brittany, Emily, Lauren, Christopher, Tommy, Timothy, T.J., Noah, Brooke, Caleb, Corbin, and Kori; step son, Joel Catz (Trishalee) two step daughters, Terri and Beth (James)

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 pm, on Monday, August, 10, 2020 at the Jacksonville National Cemetery with military honors. Visitation with the family will be held that morning at Cedar Bay Funeral Home from 10:00 am until 11:45 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital. 

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August 10, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Cedar Bay Funeral Home
405 New Berlin Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Funeral Service
August 10, 2020

12:30 PM
Jacksonville National Cemetery
4083 Lannie Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218

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