SOUTH GRAFTON — William P. Keating, 71, of South Grafton, formerly of Framingham, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012 after a long illness.
He leaves his wife of 21 years, Judith J. (Johnston) Keating; a son, Lawrence J. Keating of Framingham; a daughter, Laureen M. Dalton and her husband, B. Joseph Dalton of Worcester; a grandson, Luke A. Dalton; a step-daughter, Wendy Lee Keating of Hopkinton; two step-sons: Dr. Gary A. Webber and his wife, Cherryl Comas of Bolton, and Randal D. Webber and his wife, Cheryl of Auburn; nine step-grandchildren: Rebecca Lee Tilton, Amanda J. Tilton, Jason A. Webber, Sean M. Webber, Christopher Comas, Gregory Comas, Nicholas R. Webber, Christopher J. Webber, and Christopher Martin; two great-granddaughters; and three brothers: George Keating and his wife, Carole, of FL, Lawrence R. Keating, II of Clinton, and Philip J. Keating and his wife, Jane Taylor of Lancaster. His former wife, Laureen R. Keating, predeceased him.
Born and raised in Clinton, he was the son of the late Lawrence R. and Mary A. (O’Malley) Keating. He was a graduate of the last class of St. John’s High School from the Worcester campus, before it moved to Shrewsbury, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, MD. After earning a Master’s Degree in Special Education, specializing in Education of the Blind, from Boston College, he worked for the Special Education Departments of Syracuse University Hospital Rehabilitation Center, Mecklenberg City Association for the Blind in Charlotte, NC. In addition, he taught mobility at the Daytona Beach, FL Department of Special Education, and St. Paul’s Rehabilitation Center, Newton, MA. Mr. Keating also worked for the Massachusetts Department of Special Education, and for Keefe Technical School. He then went on to earn a law degree from Suffolk University, and was in private practice in Framingham for 35 years.
A longtime member of Framingham Country Club, he was an avid golfer, and enjoyed fishing, refereeing football, and singing Irish music.
Mr. Keating’s funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 12:00 Noon in the McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church St., Clinton. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday morning, from 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 Noon, prior to the funeral service. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 799 West Boylston St., Worcester, MA 01606.
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