James L. ‘Jim’ Keating

March 22, 2018

James L. ‘Jim’ Keating

JAMES L. “JIM” KEATING – of Woburn, March 22nd at 69 years of age. Beloved husband of Deborah L. Cantrell-Keating. Cherished father of Stephen Delmonico, Jr. and his wife Tricia of Woburn and Amie Delmonico of Billerica. Dear brother of Jack Keating of Wilmington, Linda Keating of Salisbury and Krys Stuart of FL. Very special Papa of Jamie Delmonico and her fiancé Michael White of Ashland, Sean Shaffer and Brooke MacInnis, both of Billerica. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday, March 27th at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday evening, March 26th from 4-8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Jim’s memory to Freedom Guide Dogs, 1210 Hardscrabble Road, Cassville, NY 13318. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

OBITUARY

James L. “Jim” Keating, 69, a longtime resident of Woburn, died peacefully, Thursday, March 22nd at the Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by the love of his Family. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Deborah L. Cantrell-Keating.

Born in Stoneham, Jim was a son of the late James and Ada (Perry) Keating. He was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School in Stoneham. After graduation Jim traveled around the country, and eventually met his wife 30 years ago and soon after moved to New York. They fell in love and married. Jim dedicated his life to his family and raised and loved his granddaughter Jamie, as if she was his daughter.

Jim’s wife Deborah is legally blind, and he supported her in every way. He was her driver, companion and best friend. He travelled the world to various places such as Hawaii, New Zealand, Texas and England, to cheer her on as part of a Blind Sailing Team.

Being around his family was Jim’s greatest joy. He looked forward to family gatherings, especially cookouts in the summer time, where he was able to make his famous “Jimmy Taters”. He spent his summers with his wife Deborah at the Old Stage Campground, in Madbury, NH where they would relax on the porch and visit with friends. He was the kind of guy that would always make people laugh. He was easy to talk to, accepting of all and generous in more ways than one. His presence will be missed but he will live on in their hearts forever.

Along with his wife, Deborah, Jim is survived by and was the cherished father of Stephen Delmonico, Jr. and his wife Tricia of Woburn and Amie Delmonico of Billerica. Very special Papa of Jamie Delmonico and her fiancé Michael White of Ashland, Sean Shaffer and Brooke MacInnis, both of Billerica. Dear brother of Jack Keating of Wilmington, Linda Keating of Salisbury and Krys Stuart of FL. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, and their beloved seeing eye dog Katie.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Tuesday, March 27th at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday evening, March 26th from 4-8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Jim’s memory to Freedom Guide Dogs, 1210 Hardscrabble Road, Cassville, NY 13318. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. I was sorrowed to hear of Jimmy’s death but so happy to hear of the family he has had loving him. Jimmy was my cousin but we hadn’t seen each other in many years. My condolences to his family. The kind of loving sweetness that he had in him, remains with all of us long after he is gone. Andria Rogean Tileston

  2. Debbie and family, so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. What a nice person he was, always smiling. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ❤ love Sharon,Denny

  3. So very sorry to hear about jim’ s passing..he was a great guy and good for lots of laughs..I will miss him at our campground..my heartfelt sympathy to Deb Steven Trish and his family💜

    Judy Joe and joey

  4. I was sorrowed to hear of Jimmy’s death but so happy to hear of the family he has had loving him. Jimmy was my cousin but we hadn’t seen each other in many years. My condolences to his family. The kind of loving sweetness that he had in him, remains with all of us long after he is gone.

  5. So very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by all the ” Meagher’s”

    Maureen ( Moe) Meagher McFadden

  6. So sad to hear this. Jim was loved by many and a kind and gentle man. We know you all will miss him very much. Our condolences to Debbie and the family.
    Peggi and Bob White

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