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Official Obituary of

Douglas R. Keefe

February 18, 2023

Douglas Keefe Obituary

Douglas R. Keefe, Harrington, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the Bayhealth-Sussex Campus, he was 78.  He was born in Massachusetts to the late, Fred and Cynthia Keefe.

Mr. Keefe served his country in the United States Coast Guard.  He worked as the head of Safety and eventually as a computer technician for Sonoco. 

In his younger days, Mr. Keefe enjoyed camping, as he loved to be in nature.  He also had lived in Hawaii for a few years, helping to build high rises.  Mr. Keefe was a sports enthusiast, and most importantly to him a die hard Patriots fan.  He loved his animals especially his German Shepherds.  When he was not hard at work or spending time tending to his plants and flowers outside, he enjoyed watching TV and watching the news channels.  He was really into genealogy and his ancestry and was a member of the Mayflower Descendants and the sons of the Union veterans of the Civil War, and Sons of The American Revolution.  He was most satisfied with a good cup of coffee in his hand and a good smoke.

Mr. Keefe will be remembered for his great sense of humor, always joking around.  He was very intelligent and knew a lot about many subjects.  He was very loving and had the biggest heart, his family meant the world to him.  He especially loved being around his grandchildren, and made it a point to always teach them valuable life lessons.  He will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his twin sister, Linda Knipe.

He is survived by his partner of 22.5 years, Jose Andrada; daughter, Christina "Tina" Coleman; sister, Sandra Stockwell; grandchildren, Eileen Nichols, Nicholas Ankney, Thomas Ankney; great grandchildren, Joel Nichols, Cassidy Nichols, Analie Ankney.

Services for Mr. Keefe will be private.  Burial will take place at a future date in the family plot in Massachusetts.    


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