William John Keefe, 86, of Plymouth and formerly Hopkinton, passed away Oct. 20. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Pauline (Bouret) and William Keefe. Bill was the beloved husband of 41 years to Judy A. (Johnson) Keefe of Plymouth. Judy and Bill were life partners who had a long, intensely joyous and loving life together. They lived in Naples, Florida, and in Charlotte and Sunset Beach, North Carolina. Favorite times were golfing at Round Hill, Sea Trail and White Cliffs.
In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by three daughters, Michele Keefe and husband Robert Sullivan of Franklin, Alison Keefe and husband Steve Cook of Newbury, and Stacy and husband Joseph Flanagan of Upton. He also is survived by his brother, Dennis of Hopkinton and Falls Church, Virginia.
Bill loved and enjoyed his grandchildren, Meg and Amy Sullivan and Joseph and Michel Flanagan. Bill enjoyed spending time with his fun-loving cousins, nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, Judy Gillete Keefe (Jimmy’s Judy) and his wife’s eight siblings and their families. Bill is predeceased by his sisters, Pauline Desiata and Nancy Benson, and his brother, Jimmy Keefe.
Bill worked in the computer industry during the startup of mini-computers and personal computers. He managed numerous departments for Computer Control and Prime Computer in Framingham, Data General in Westborough and Honeywell in Waltham, and started a marketing firm. Bill believed in giving back to the community. He served Hopkinton for many years as assessor, was elected selectman, and was involved in building a ballpark and senior housing. In Plymouth, Bill was a member of Cedarville Preservation Committee and an elected Town Meeting member.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Oct. 25, from 4-7 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe Street. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. at Saint John the Evangelist Church of Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.