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Hugh Joseph Keenan
May 2, 1936 ~ July 9, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Hugh ‘Hughie’ Joseph Keenan, a life-long Beacon resident, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, July 9, 2023; at the age of 87 years old. He was born in Beacon on May 2, 1936, son of the late Patrick J. & Susan (Bradley) Keenan.
He attended St. Joachim and St. John Schools, and later achieved his GED and took classes Mount Saint Mary College. Hugh did serve in the United States Army.
Hugh worked many interesting jobs in his career, truck driver, car sales, Beacon Piece & Dye as a shipping clerk, and then maintenance in a hotel, where he found his calling, working maintenance at Hudson View Apartments, then moving to Head of Maintenance at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, and finally retiring from Gateways Community Industries of Kingston as their Director of Buildings and Grounds 1998.
Hugh and his sons were very involved in Beacon Little League; Hugh even served as Director of the league for several years and then he continued his involvement by becoming a registered umpire, an achievement of which he was extremely proud.
Hugh has been a Friend of Bill W. for the last 47-years; he was very active in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous. He enjoyed helping others and giving back. He helped so many people recover and find a life in sobriety. He loved sharing stories of his two girls (dogs), who were always by his side, Holly Berry and Merry Christmas.
Hugh is survived by his 9 children: Joseph (Sharon) Keenan of Waverly, NY, Mary Grace Keenan of Niagara Falls, Rhonda (Brian) Altonen of Beacon, Colleen (Dave) of Goodyear, AZ, Hugh M. (Lisa) of White Plains, Christopher (Kristina) of Norman, OK, Christine Keenan of and Pat J. (Danielle) Keenan of Maybrook and his 10 grandchildren. He is also survived by his two brothers: Rev. Msgr. Patrick Keenan and Michael Keenan.
Along with his parents, Hugh was predeceased by his brothers, Danny and Colin, sisters, Patricia, Suzanne, Mary, Rosalie, and Sharon and his daughter Celeste A. Keenan of Elmira, New York.
His Family will receive Friends on Sunday, July 16 from 5-9pm at the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by his brother Fr. Pat Keenan on Monday, July 17 11AM at St. Joachim Church 51 Leonard Street, Beacon. Interment will be private at the discretion of his family. To offer a message of condolence or share a fond memory, please visit: www.LibbyFuneralHome.com