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Edward C. Keough Sr., Of Newtown, Owner of Keough's Paint and Hardware

Edward C. Keough Sr.
Edward C. Keough Sr. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEWTOWN, Conn. – Edward C. Keough Sr., a resident of Sandy Hook, died Saturday, July 16. He was 83.

Born on April 23, 1933, in Stoughton, Mass., he was the second child of Alfred and Mary (Chaisson) Keough.

The family moved to Queens Village, N.Y., where he graduated from St. Francis Xavier High School and went on to earn a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1956.

He served in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant, entering through the ROTC training program at the University of Connecticut.

His career spanned more than 50 years beginning at Connecticut based, Burndy Electrical Products. Other corporate roles moved the family up and down the east coast before returning to Connecticut spending 30 years in Wilton. 

He retired from the family business, Keough’s Paint and Hardware, he and Barbara founded in 1972, now owned by their youngest son Bill.

He is survived by his wife Barbara; their three sons, Ed Jr., Mark, Bill and their families including seven grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brothers Alfred and Robert; and sister Mary Ann.

Visitation is on Tuesday, July 19, from 4-7 p.m. at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church, Church Hill Road, Newtown on Wednesday, July 20, 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 St., Framingham, MA 01701

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