Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Staff Sergeant James D. Keelan Jr. on his passing.
Staff Sergeant James D. Keelan Jr. was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed here in Somerville.
Staff Sergeant James D. Keelan Jr.’s Obituary Published: January 7, 2020
Staff Sergeant James D. Keelan Jr.
Keelan, James D. Jr., of Malden, January 4, 2020 at age 49, formerly of Somerville. Loving former husband of Anita S. Keelan (Martins). Devoted father of Connor and Ryan Keelan. Cherished son of Jean C. (Foley) and James D. Keelan Sr. Beloved brother of Margaret Curtis, Judith Saunders, Susan Andres and Rosemary Murphy. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends. Funeral from the Rogers Funeral Home, 380 Cambridge St., Cambridge on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 9:00 am. Funeral mass at St. Ann’s Church, Medford St., in Somerville at 10:00 am. Visiting hours at the funeral home on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Burial will be in the Veterans Section on Forest Dale Cemetery, 150 Forest Street, Malden, Massachusetts.
James retired as a Massachusetts Army National Guard Staff Sergeant after serving proudly for over 20 years, he was a Combat Engineer who spent multiple tours of duties overseas.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in his memory to Homebase.org.