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.