Keith Healey Sr. – December 23, 2020

Keith Healey Sr. (64) of Hoboken, NJ, passed away early December 23, 2020, at his home.

Keith was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, and friend. Born December 18, 1956 in Greenpoint Brooklyn, New York to the late Greta Risdon Healey and William Healey, he played Little League baseball and swam on a Greenpoint neighborhood swim team. Keith retired after working as a driver for several companies and previous experience as a laborer in the Cement and Concrete Workers of NY, Local 20 Union. Keith was a kind and generous man who always made himself available to help those in need. He regularly volunteered at his church, St. Francis in Hoboken, and with the Homeless Outreach & Advocacy Program at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in NYC.

Keith is survived by his wife, Donna Gearhardt Healey, his children, Leslie Healey-Kagan (Erica) and Keith Healey Jr. (Patty), grandchildren, Ana and Noah, and siblings, Mark Healey, Gail Keough, Roger Healey and Gordon Healey, and several nieces and nephews.  He was also pre-deceased by his brother, William Brent Healey, and sisters, Greta Rose Healey and Linda Kulibaba.  

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to organizations providing assistance and support to the homeless, hungry, and others in need.


Visitation for Keith will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home in Hoboken (Corner of Seventh & Washington Streets, Parking on Seventh). A Funeral Mass will be offered at 1:00 PM on the 31st at St. Francis Catholic Church in Hoboken (308 Jefferson St, Corner of Third and Jefferson Streets) Masks and social distancing will be required. The Funeral Mass will also be live-streamed on the St. Francis YouTube channel here

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12 thoughts on “Keith Healey Sr. – December 23, 2020

  1. Donna and family,
    My ❤ goes out to you. I wish I could join you from NC, so I could hug you and pay my respects. (Covid prevents both.) As you know, I only met Keith once (your wedding day), but cards, letters, and photos filled in the rest of the picture of the rich life you shared with the man who is & was ‘the love of your life’. I truly believe he is and will always be a part of you.
    Prayers for peace to you.
    Your cousin,
    Maryam

  2. My deepest condolences to Donna, Leslie, Keith Jr and entire Healey family.
    I met Keith while working with you at All Saints Day School. He was a great guy. May he Rest In Peace.

  3. Donna and family,
    Donna my heart goes out to you at this time.I am in SC and cannot come as you know I would be there! I know the love of your life has gone now to join some of his family but his heart will always be yours.I am thinking of you besides upset as I have known Keith for 48 years and loved him and you and the kids and grandkids! I will give you a call but remember my thoughts and prays for you are there.
    Love,
    Kathy Healey

  4. Im Ezra H i serve with keith on HNI he was a good serventnin helping other find this newnway of life thank u for ur baking also lov HNI

  5. Dear Leslie, Erica and Healey Family,
    On behalf of all of us at TKG we send our love and condolences. We have made a donation in Keith’s name at Housing Works in celebration of his life and his legacy of generosity to others.
    Holding you in our thoughts.

    -Yetta, Lew, Paul, Brian

  6. Donna, Leslie, Erica, Keith and Patty
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Keith has always been a big part of our family for what seems like forever. He was always kind, considerate and always willing to help any one of us that needed help or just someone to talk to. He will be missed.

  7. Donna, my heart goes out to you and your family. Please know that I am sending big hugs and praying that your memories of Keith will help ease your heartache.

  8. Keith was a warm-hearted, respectful, loving, and responsible servant spirit. He will forever be missed. Murphy and I have a hole in our hearts from his passing. If there is ANYTHING ANYTHING AT ALL that we can do to support the family please count it & consider it done. Not only did we serve side by side with Keith on many levels….. He was our friend. He will be missed immensely. – Sara + Murphy

  9. We want to send our deepest condolences to your entire family. Keith was a kind soul and always willing to help another person. He believed in selfless service. He always talked about how much he loved his family. He will be missed and he was loved

  10. Keith was always a gentleman and a hard working family man. His smile and presence always brightened the room. May he rest in peace eternally and his family have the strength to get through these already difficult
    times.

    Love Christopher Snyder & Family

  11. Dear Gordon and family we are so sorry for the loss of your brother Keith may he fly high as God’s newest angel and may Keith R.I.P always and may God wrap his arms around all of you through this difficult time our thoughts and prayers are with you always love you sister in law Bee-Bee

  12. Dear Donna, Keith Jr., & Patty, Leslie & Erica and grandchildren
    I was deeply saddened and shocked to hear of Keith’s sudden passing last week and I still cannot believe that he is gone. Sincere condolences to you all from my sister Julia, brother Robert, husband David and myself and may God give you all strength at this most difficult time. Keith was my cousin and we only met in 2007 in New York when we had lovely family luncheon when I visited. Since then, we remained in touch over the years and enjoyed communicating on Whatsapp, sharing photos of our families, especially our grandchildren and sending voice notes and having video calls. I will miss hearing from my cousin and so sorry he didn’t make it to visit us in Jamaica with Donna after COVID-19. He was a special man who loved his family dearly and he had a heart of gold. I will cherish The Cross in My Pocket that I carry in my handbag since 29/12/2007 when he gave it to me at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in New York. God needed another angel in heaven, so he came for him. May his beautiful soul rest in peace.

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