John J. “Jack” Keeley, 85

of Quincy

John J. “Jack” Keeley, 85

John J. “Jack” Keeley, 85, a longtime resident of Quincy, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 31, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

John was born in Boston, to the late Thomas G. and Mary E. (Conroy) Keeley. He was raised and educated in Dorchester and had lived in Quincy for fifty years.

Beloved husband for forty-seven years to the late Carol A. (Greenleaf) Keeley.

Loving father of Karen Keeley of Quincy, John M. Keeley and his wife Patricia, Maureen Rego and her husband Christopher, Kelly Beatty and her husband David, and Marybeth Nichols, all of Weymouth.

Devoted Papa of Kathleen, Patricia, Timothy, Victoria, Keeley, Megan, Kaelan, Shannon, Jack, and Ben.

John was predeceased by his sister Claire M. Cronin and brother Thomas G. Keeley. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

John was a sales engineer with Burndy Corporation in Manchester, N.H. for thirty-seven years.

A man of strong faith, John was a parishioner at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, and previously at the former Saint Boniface Parish in Quincy.

John enjoyed cooking, spending time with family and friends and was proud of his Irish heritage.

Most of all, he was dedicated to his family, friends and especially proud of his cherished grandchildren, supporting all their activities and accomplishments. John will be greatly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. John was known to many as “Bunky”.

At the request of the family, funeral services and interment were private.

For those who wish, donations in John’s memory may be made to Father Bill’s & MainSpring, 430 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA 02301.


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  • To the Keeley family: my sincerest condolences in your loss. I know your dad/ grandfather had to have been so proud of all of you for all your accomplishments and hope that your memories help you through this very difficult time.

  • Please accept my prayers that God will comfort you as you comfort one another during this time of great loss to your family. The obituary captured the great love you had for him and his for you.
    May your memories of the wonderful time you shared with him and the care and support of your friends bring you peace in the days ahead.
    (Karen’s friend)