Thomas 'Tommy' Keenan

August 4, 1947 ~ August 12, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old


Thomas ‘Tommy’ Bruce Keenan, 76, of Peterborough, passed away peacefully and surrounded by the love of his family at his home on August 12, 2023.

A native of Peterborough, Tommy was born on August 4, 1947, to Martin J. and Hazel (Brenner) Keenan and graduated from Peterborough High School, class of 1965.

In 1968, Tommy started the Keenan Equipment Company which he owned and operated (eventually with his son, Tim) up until his death. He was an avid historian with particular interest in WWII and the Titanic. In 1996, Tommy and his wife took an expedition cruise to the Titanic wreck site in the North Atlantic in hopes of viewing the recovery of the ‘Big Piece’ by RMS Titanic, Inc., and the Discovery Channel. Tommy took many cruises throughout Europe and the Caribbean making friends along the way, including Pat and Fred Paige of Halifax, England whom he kept in touch with for more than 20 years.

Summers would find Tommy on Silver Lake in Harrisville or Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, on the boat, in the company of family and friends. But by far, his favorite pastime was attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, rain or shine. “Grampy” never missed a game.

In addition to his wife, Linda (Lightbody) Keenan of 57 years, Tommy is survived by his brother Kevin of Rindge, his daughter Kimberlee Thompson (Brian) of Milford, son Timothy (Kimberly) of Harrison, TN, grandchildren Ryan and Mikayla of Milford and step-grandchildren Shauna, Valari, Shyra, and Eddie as well as step great-grandchildren, John, Jersey, Zayle, Izak and Riley.

In addition to his parents, Tommy was predeceased by his brother, John M. Keenan, and sister-in-law K. Keenan.

In accordance with Tommy's wishes, there will be no funeral service. A celebration of Tommy’s life will be scheduled and announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tommy’s memory to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to The American Cancer Society.

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