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Fallen Brothers» John Keane

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Keane family and the Waterbury Fire Department of Connecticut. Captain John Keane, 37, a 12 year veteran of the Waterbury Fire Department, died Tuesday May 22, 2007. John was responding to a kitchen fire on Saturday May 19th when the engine he was responding in collided with a responding ladder truck. He was ejected and suffered head and internal injuries. He was transported to Waterbury Hospital, and shortly after to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he passed away from his injuries three days later.

     John was the Secretary of the Waterbury FireFighters Local 1339 and one of the key members of the Union. He was very active in Waterbury's political scene, donating many hours of his time to supporting the department and actively engaging the community. He was a regular in the local newspaper's Letter to the Editor column and the webmaster of the Union website.

     Our brother John leaves behind his wife Monica, his son John (8), and his daughter Erica (10). Calling hours were held for John on Thursday May 24, 2007 4-8PM at City Hall in Waterbury. A funeral mass was held for John on Friday May 25, 2007 10:30AM at Saints Peter and Paul Church followed by a burial at Calgary Cemetery. A reception was held for the thousands of attendees from departments all over the country at the newly renovated Waterville Firehouse Union Hall in Waterbury.

     A memorial fund has been established to benefit the family. Donations can be made to:

Captain John Keane Family Fund
c/o Waterbury Firefighters Assoc.
30 West Main Street Suite 12
Waterbury, CT 06702

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