Gary Alan Keefe

March 9, 1953 ~ July 27, 2018 (age 65)

Gary Alan Keefe, 65, of Colchester, passed away after a brave fight with extended illnesses at Backus Hospital in Norwich, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born in Norwich, on March 9, 1953 he was the son of the late Bruce and Dorothy (Stebbins) Keefe. Gary was a 1971 graduate of RHAM high school, and attended Manchester Community College. He was the co-owner of Tangletree Horse Farm in Colchester along with his brother Bob. Family and friends will always remember Gary as having a special charisma with everyone he met. His presence in the lives of his family and friends will be greatly missed. He is survived by his sister Sharon (Douglas) Ashcom, his brother Bob (Marguerite) Keefe, his niece Jody (William) Yasich, his aunt Brenda J. Keefe, and nephew Paul Ashcom, and many extended family and friends. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at William W. Backus Hospital, especially the staff in the critical care unit for their expert and loving care given to our beloved Gary. A Memorial Service celebrating Gary’s life will be held at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home on August 18th beginning at 9:30 to 11:00 AM, with visitation followed by a funeral home chapel service at 11 AM.  Reception will be held from 12 - 3 PM at the St. Mary's Ukrainian Church 178 Linwood Ave., Colchester.  Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be in Gary’s memory to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 For online condolences, please visit


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American Lung Association
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