In Loving Memory of Thomas Joseph Keegan, Sr.

August 05, 1928
Bridgeport, CT
March 30, 2018
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


St. Pius X Church

Mass of Christian Burial

834 Brookside Drive,
CT 06824

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 10:30 a.m.


Oak Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum

1530 Bronson Road,
CT 06824

April 04, 2018

Family Gathering


Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall

200 High Street,
CT 06460

Fairfield College Preparatory School

1073 North Benson Road,
CT 06824

Thomas Joseph Keegan, Sr.

Thomas Joseph Keegan, Sr., age 89, of Fairfield, beloved husband of the late Arlene R. Keegan, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family Friday, March 30, 2018. Born in Bridgeport, the son of the late Thomas and Ruth Keegan, he was raised in Easton and had been a Fairfield resident since 1956. Mr. Keegan was the first student to be signed up and enrolled at Fairfield Prep and a member of first 4-year graduating class in 1946. He was a 1950 graduate of Georgetown University where he enrolled in ROTC. He received a BA degree in Political Science and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Captain. Mr. Keegan was the Owner and Broker of Fairfield County Real Estate in Fairfield since 1952. He was a past President of the Fairfield Board of Realtors, on the Board of the CT Girl Scouts of America, a member of the Patterson Club, the Algonquin Club and the Quechee Club in Vermont. A long-time parishioner of St. Pius X Church, he served on the school building committee. Mr. Keegan was a founder and Chairman of the Board of Citizens National Bank. He will be fondly remembered as a loving and dedicated husband and father who always placed the needs of his family first. Survivors include 7 beloved children, Anne-Marie Keegan and her husband Gregg Reinhart of Newtown, Thomas J. Keegan, Jr. and his wife Patti of Fairfield, Terrence W. Keegan and his wife Gail of Fairfield, Maureen Ahlberg and her husband Jeff of Southbury, Peggy C. Keegan and her spouse Karen of Boston, MA, Patrick G. Keegan of Atlanta, GA and Colleen M. Keegan-de la Peña and her husband Victor Hugo of Fairfield; 19 cherished grandchildren, Brian, Daniel and Erin Boyd, Thomas (Shea), Christopher, Courtney and Brendan Keegan, Terrence (Hannah), Jeffrey, and Catie Keegan, Bradley and Spencer Keegan, Victor, Mary-Margaret and Patrick de la Peña, and Michael and David Ahlberg; a great-granddaughter, Ruthie Keegan; a sister-in-law, Darlyne Keegan of Oahu, HI; a first cousin William D. Lee of Fairfield; a nephew, Bill Keegan; a niece, Nancy Nellans, her husband John and their children Kaley and Myles; and several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, William D. Keegan and a sister, Barbara Keegan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. meeting directly at St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield. Entombment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. Following the cemetery there will be a reception to celebrate Mr. Keegan’s life for all those who would like to join. Prior calling hours have been omitted. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall, 200 High Street, Milford, CT 06460 or Fairfield College Preparatory School, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. The Keegan family wishes to thank Regional Hospice for their help and support. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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5 Guestbook Entries for Thomas Joseph Keegan, Sr.

  1. We send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all.
    I have wonderful memories of your special Dad when he would visit Peggy at Regis College! He always looked so handsome and we had lots of laughs!
    We share your sadness, our prayers embrace you all!
    Sr Zita Fleming and Sr Denise Kelly CSJ.

  2. Dear Keegan Family,
    I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Thomas Keegan Sr. He was a very special man; a great father, businessman and friend. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
    With deepest sympathy,
    David and Ellen Mack

  3. Our condolences and prayers to the family. A wonderful man who is at peace now in heaven where he has met his true love again. We will always remember his smile and never forget the laughs he brought to all of us regarding the pool. Your family is a role model for the care and constant love given to parents during their illness. You should all be proud of all the loving care that never skipped a beat. Love to all. Our heartfelt sympathy. Love, Gigi, Greg, Amanda, Dan, Nolan, and Kara.

  4. Dear Keegan Family,
    What a beautiful send-off you gave your dear father. I am so thankful that Arlene, Tim and I came to be with you all to celebrate Tom’s full life. Thank you for being so gracious to us during such a sad time for you all. You are all so lucky to have had your parents for so many years. God Bless you all. Much Love, Pat W.

  5. Dear Keegans,
    I tried not to think of this day ever coming. I felt that a link to my mother would be lost. But I am
    so thankful to your dad and all of you for making a place where my mom so enjoyed being with the
    people she worked with and felt valued and respected. It was much more than an office to us. Your
    dad was a good and kind man who made life better for others. God bless you all.