David Keating, 85

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David Keating
David Keating

David Charles Keating passed away Sept. 25 at the age of 85. He was born in Boston on May 4, 1936, and grew up in Jamaica Plain. David spent his life living in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston; Waterville Valley, New Hampshire; Stuart, Florida; and Bourne.

David was a larger-than-life personality in every sense of the word. His commitment to friends and family was unwavering as was his ability to befriend strangers at any juncture in life. David’s network truly knew no bounds.

David will be remembered for many endearing qualities, his outgoing and charismatic personality, his successful career as a real estate developer, his love of golf, and his love of dogs. But most importantly, he will be remembered for his ability to create lasting memories for those around him. David understood what it meant to live life to the fullest and did so every day. His family and friends are especially grateful for the countless memories on Cape Cod where no one was too old or too young to sit at the dinner table and share a meal and a laugh.

David was predeceased by his partner of over 35 years, Donna Gibson. He is survived by four devoted children: David Keating, Jr. and wife Rikki and their children, Jack and Alexander, of Manhattan Beach, California; Patricia Kinnealey and husband Bill and their children, Victoria, Sophia, Harrison and Patrick, of Weston; Carline Soutter and husband Sam and their children, Hayley, Emily and Eliza, of Charleston, South Carolina; and John Keating and wife Jodi and their daughter, Laci, of Hopkinton. In addition, he leaves his younger sister, Janet Gardner of Monument Beach. David will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s name can be made to MSPCA-Angell, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 (mspca.org/donate-now).