Obituary for Stephen A. McKeon
GRAFTON: Stephen A. McKeon, 73, of North Grafton, passed away on Saturday March 4th after a period of declining health. He is survived by his loving wife Maureen McKeon (Fitzmaurice), his son Stephen D. McKeon and his wife Kelly of Douglas, his daughter Elizabeth Leuenberger and her husband Marc of Tampa, FL. He is the beloved “Pop Pop” of his granddaughter Maya McKeon. He is also survived by his brother in law John Fitzmaurice of Grafton. He leaves behind many dear friends including John and Gayle Harrison of Northboro, with whom Stephen and Maureen traveled frequently.
Stephen is also survived by two of his four sisters, Kathleen Arevalo and her husband Manuel of Ambler, PA, as well as his younger sister Jane Jordan, and her husband Stephen of Grafton. He was predeceased by his sisters Patricia Newton, and Maureen Webster.
Born in Worcester on April 9th, 1949, he was the son of Beatrice (Kelley) and Arthur McKeon. He was raised in Grafton, graduating from Grafton High in 1967. He was a standout athlete in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. He was proud to be 1/5th of the legendary “M” Boys. He went on to attend Worcester Junior College and Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, where he played Quarterback on the Football team. He is a member of the Grafton High School Athletic Hall of Fame and remained a faithful supporter of Grafton High Athletics for his entire life.
Stephen will be missed by a great many people in Central Massachusetts who know him from his work in the asphalt industry, his support of local athletics, or receiving his tutelage in maintaining sobriety.
Anyone who wishes to celebrate Stephen’s life is welcome to attend calling hours from 4-7pm on Wednesday March, 8th at Roney Funeral Home, 152 Worcester St. North Grafton MA 01536.