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NATICK  – Thomas P. “TK” Keilty, Jr., 73, of Natick, passed away Monday May 24, 2021 peacefully at home surrounded by family.

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Thomas P. and Carolyn (Foley) Keilty.

Raised in Waltham, he was a graduate of Waltham High School with the Class of 1966.

A proud Army veteran of the Vietnam War, TK served from 1966 to his honorable discharge in 1969, including a one year tour of duty in Vietnam. 

He worked for the Town of Framingham School Department for many years until retiring.

TK was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan. He will be remembered for his gentle spirit and charming smile. 

He was a proud member of: The Framingham Elks Lodge # 1264, VFW Post 929, AMVETS Natick Post 79 and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Framingham Aerie # 894.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years: Nancy M. (Gannon) Keilty and 3 loving children; Christine Bilodeau & husband Stephen, Donna Barker & husband Richard and his son: Thomas P. Keilty, III; 5 grandchildren: Adrianna, Amanda, Kaleigh,  Leah and Tyler; a brother Francis & wife Patricia and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother John.

Visiting hours are Thursday May 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Avenue, Framingham.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday May 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Linus Church, 119 Hartford Street in Natick.

Burial with military honors  will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Pond Street in Natick.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a donation to a charity devoted to Parkinson’s Disease research, or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, Framingham. Please visit for memorial page and further information.


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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.