Obituary: Edward C Keough, 83

Edward C Keough, Sr., 83, of Sandy Hook passed away July 16th at his home. He was born on April 23, 1933 in Stoughton, MA the second child of Alfred and Mary (Chaisson) Keough. The family moved to Queens Village, NY where Ed graduated from St. Francis Xavier High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1956. Additionally, Ed served his country in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant entering through the ROTC training program at UConn. Ed married Barbara Bielen, a registered nurse from Stratford in 1959 and raised three boys during their 57 year marriage. His career spanned over 50 years beginning at CT based, Burndy Electrical Products. Other corporate roles moved the family up and down the east coast before returning to CT spending 30 years in Wilton. Ed retired from the family business, Keough’s Paint and Hardware, he and Barbara founded in 1972, now owned by their youngest son Bill.

In his spare time Ed loved to golf with his wife at the Ridgefield Golf Course and in FL in the winter months. He also enjoyed tending to his flower gardens and cheering on his children and grandchildren’s at their activities. During retirement he and wife Barbara traveled extensively including a 30 day around the world adventure. In addition, they enjoyed summers at their vacation home named “Life’s Dream” on Lake Bomoseen in Castleton, VT.

He is survived by his wife Barbara, their three sons; Ed Jr., Mark, Bill and their families including seven adoring grandchildren. Ed was predeceased by his older brother Alfred, younger sister Mary Ann, and younger brother Robert.

Family and friends may call on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church, Church Hill Rd, Newtown on Wednesday, July 20 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Rose Cemetery, Sandy Hook. Flowers are welcome or contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701