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Craig F. Keenan

Native Claremonter, cherished son and brother, uncle to many

Former longtime Claremont resident Craig Francis Keenan died at age 57 on May 15, 2012.

Born July 19, 1954, Mr. Keenan grew up in Claremont, attended Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School and graduated from Damien High School in La Verne. He attended Arizona Automotive School and worked as a mechanic most of his life.

“Our hearts are broken,” expressed his family, “but he is now in heaven with his father, Peter Keenan, who passed away in 2011, as well as his partner of 25 years, Alene Abraham. He will be with us always.”

Mr. Keenan is survived by his mother, Rita Keenan; his brother, Tim Keenan; his sisters, Janet Cirone, Mary Peluffo, Kathy Keenan, Patty Patterson and Peggy Steevens; his brothers-in-law, Dominick Cirone, Steve Peluffo, Rick Patterson and Dave Steevens; his nephews, Michael Patterson, Brian Peluffo, Jake Steevens and Danny Steevens; his nieces, Kimberly Patterson, Dominique Cirone, Alyssa Peluffo and Maddie Steevens; and his great-nieces, Rylee Patterson and Brooklynn Patterson.  

A memorial mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Claremont. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery in Claremont.   

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