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“Much love to you & your family Att.Jean.Your Dad must have been quite a guy. ”
1 of 28 | Posted by: Nancie Rich - Colrain, MA

“To the Keaveney Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. We are truly sorry for your loss.Sincerely,Ted...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Keaveney Family , My deepest condolences on the loss of your father. My husband Pete and I were so happy to have meet him and your...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Karen Bella Bolognese - Las Vegas, NV

“MartyI am so sorry to hear about your passing. Even though I have only known you a short time I want to thank you for everything that you have done...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Mark Gordon - MA - Coworker

“Peter, We were so sad to hear about the passing of your father, Martin. He was a very kind, caring and friendly person. We know he will be deeply...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: George Sherman - Framingham, MA

“Kathy & Johnny, Jean, Katie and Eileen,We want to extend our sincere condolences to you for the loss of your Dad and Grandfather. Dana and I think...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Peyton Willman - Barnstable, MA

“To Peter, Mark and Eileen... my good neighbors and friends during our young years growing up on Sears road in Wayland.I have no words to describe my...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Kenneth Groh - Framingham, MA

“Dear Marty,It was a very lucky day for me that I walked into O'Brien, Fitzgerald, Taylor & Keaveney PC interviewing for the job as your tax manager...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Jane Pioli - Coworker

“"He was a man,take him for all in all,I shall not look upon his like again". Bud, our lives will be forever entwined.We hold you in our hearts...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Dorothea Keaveney Mercier - CT

“Marty:I will always remember you as the best teacher I ever had. You taught me debits & credits, 1040's, balance sheets and p&l statements. God...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Roger Lucey - Atkinson, NH

“Peter, We are holding your family in our prayers during this sad time. God Bless,Ira & Karen ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Ira & Karen Montague - Wayland, MA

“I am so sad to hear that he was a great hero and a loved uncle when I was growing up. I haven't seen him in years, but he will be missed. I am the...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Gail Quinn - Ottumwa, IA - Family

“Dad, rest in peace-May the road rise to meet you,May the wind be always at your back,May the sun shine warm upon your face,the rains fall soft upon...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: PETER KEAVENEY - MAYNARD, MA

“I still can't believe you're gone. I can't quite wrap my head around it......I love you. ”
14 of 28 | Posted by: Kathleen Keaveney - East Sandwich, MA

1Day Pat ,2wedding Day,3wedding Day,4Easter with Uncles,5Easter,6Madeline'sWedding ,7Marei's Wedding “Marty ( Buddy) there are so many things to say Thank You for.Yourservice to our country and your great sacrifice . Your quiet support of so many...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Madeline Bradley - Davie, FL

“Linda & family - so sorry for your loss. May the good memories help you through this difficult time. ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Alice Atwood - Concord, MA

“I didn't know him long, but it was easy to see he was an amazing man! Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. ”
17 of 28 | Posted by: Michael & Wanda Bresette

“Grandpa, Thank you for everything,I am forever grateful to have part of this family, You have been a wonderful example to all of us.You will forever...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Linda Keaveney - Maynard, MA

“Dad, you are now in heaven with Mom. You both will always be missed. RIP ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: Mark Keaveney - maynard, MA - Son

“Dad, where do I begin? I am the person I am today because of you and all the values you instilled in me. So many times I say I am just like my mother...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Kathleen Keaveney - East Sandwich, MA

“Thank you for teaching me the value of kindness, hard work, perseverance, education and a coupon. I miss you so much but you are forever with me as I...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Shannon Keaveney - Quincy, MA

“RIP Grandpa. ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: Patrick Keaveney - Hudson, NH

“Dad, you were such a wonderful father who taught us all such important life lessons. You were the most unselfish person I have ever known. Love...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Eileen Riethle - Marlborough, MA

“So many, many fun & fond memories I have of all our families!! You will be missed but never in peace! Irene ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Irene Mullen - Bradenton, FL

“sending prayers to you and your family ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Debra Munroe - holbrook, MA

“My life....I am who I am because of you - your support, your guidance, your caring, and your...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Jean Tierney - norfolk, MA

“What a joyful looking man. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Steve and Sue Phillips - MA

“Mr. Keaveney, you will be missed. Enjoy heavan! ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Mike Byrnes - Kingston, MA

Shrewsbury - Mr. Martin J. Keaveney, formerly of Waltham, Wayland and Marlborough died Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in The Carlyle House in Framingham. He was 93.

Born on May 15, 1924 in Waltham he was a son of the late Martin J. and Catherine Josephine (Rogers) Keaveney. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a graduate of the former Saint Mary's High School and his bachelor's degree from Boston University. After returning from the service in World War II he earned his Master's degree in Taxation from Northeastern University.

Martin honorably served his country in the United States Army in the 102nd Division, 407th Regiment (3rd Battalion). Involved in a major battle during the war he was injured and suffered the loss of a leg. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

He married Gertrude 'Jean' O'Connell on August 28, 1948 in Saint Mary's Church. They lived many years in Waltham before moving to Wayland in 1961 and to Marlborough in 1989. They retired to the Southgate Community in Shrewsbury in 2010.

He enjoyed a long and successful career in accounting as a Certified Public Accountant. He served as President and C.E.O. of O'Brien, Fitzgerald, Taylor & Keaveney P.C. on Central Street in Waltham for many years before taking full retirement at age 90. He loved his work and his clients were friends.

His memberships included the AICPA, Massachusetts & Nationals Certified Public Accountants Associations; Disabled American Veterans (life member), Amputee Veterans Association, Joseph N. Hill Post 156 American Legion.

He and Jean enjoyed travelling extensively and taking cruises. As lovers of all things Irish it was certain that Ireland was their favorite destination to where they made many trips. They were active in various Irish and shamrock cultural clubs and societies.

In addition to his wife of 65 years, Jean, he is predeceased by his sisters, Bernadette Healey, Sr. Patricia Keaveney, SND and his brother, Raymond L. Keaveney.

He leaves their children, Michael T. Keaveney and his wife, Sharon Tilburg, of Greensborough, Georgia, Jean M. Tierney of Norfolk, Peter M. Keaveney and his wife, Lisa, Mark J. Keaveney and his wife, Linda, all of Maynard, Eileen M. Riethle and her husband, William of Marlborough and Kathleen A. Keaveney and her husband, John J. Bressette of East Sandwich; his grandchildren, Daniel Keaveney (Maria), Meaghan Venuti, Julia McCarthy (Christopher), Kathleen Tierney, Matthew Tierney, Shannon Keaveney (fiancé Drew Rausch), Patrick Keaveney, (Melissa), Ryan and Christine Keaveney; his great-grandchildren, Joseph and Lilli Venuti and Karli Keaveney; his siblings, Marie Robins of Center Harbor, New Hampshire, Dorothea Mercier of Storrs, Connecticut, Madeline Bradley of Pembroke Pines, Florida; also survived by many nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Martin's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, September 5th from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to Boston Catholic Appeal - Archdiocese of Boston • 66 Brooks Drive • Braintree, MA 02184 or Waltham Disabled American Veterans Chapter #45, 18 Prospect Hill Rd Veterans Bldg., Waltham, Massachusetts 02452.

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