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Keady, Donald J. October 15, 1947 - September 10, 2023

Donald J. Keady, 75, of Hope New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 10th, 2023.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Linda. They have two children, Dawn Ashworth and her husband Rob, Don Keady and his wife Kelly.

Donald and Linda have four grandchildren. Summer and Ryan Ashworth and Dominick and Jameson Keady.

Donald grew up in Fairview New Jersey. He has three siblings: Thomas Keady and his wife Linda, Noreen Fritschy (Al) and Karen Thorden.

He loved playing baseball. He received a scholarship to Fairleigh Dickinson to play catcher. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. Donald joined the Army in 1968, and was honorably discharged on July 8th, 1974 with an expertise in rifles, specifically the M-16.

He then joined the IBEW Local Union 164 as an Electrician where he worked as a General Foreman, Project Manager, and Superintendent. He retired in 2008.

Don was an avid big game Hunter. He hunted brown bear in Kodiak Island, Alaska. He had two elk, two caribou, two mountain lions, two bear, two mountain goats and a moose, just to name a few.

Don loved country music, hunting, fishing, bow-fishing, camping and time with his family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 on Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 2:00 – 8:00 pm.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary, 305 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Friday, September 15, 2023 at 9 AM.  Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.



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    Amy Lara Lowrey says

    My deepest condolences Linda, Dawn and Don, and family. There are so many wonderful memorable stories from the boys and time with Don. May God’s grace be your strength to help you all through this with peace In Your hearts.
    With Love Amy and Warren Lowrey

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    Edward Caufield says

    Our most sincere condolences go out to you, Linda and Dawn and Don. We shall miss our old friend and remember all the great times we had. It’s a true pleasure to have had such good friends in our lives. May he be at Eternal Peace. He will be missed by all he touched… With all our love Ed and Eileen

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    Charles Fantasia says

    Deepest sincere condolences to you Linda and your family.

    Chuck & Betty Anne Fantasia.

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    Patricia Russell says

    Prayers for the family for the strength they need at this time.

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    Helen and Garrett Astarita says

    Sincere sympathy to Linda and her family. It will be a great loss to all.

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    Margie Varacalli Szymanski says

    So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Prayers and thoughts to you and your family.

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    Carol Kopie says

    Linda and family,
    I’m so sorry your hearts are hurting.
    Keeping you in my prayers
    Sincere condolences

    Carol Kopie

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    Paul & Wendy Roberts says

    Our deepest condolences to the whole family for the loss of Don. He was a special man. Don was our hero in the wake of Super storm Sandy. He restored our power without hesitation. Always a big friendly smile when you saw him. He will be missed,
    Sincerely, Paul and Wendy Roberts

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