Richard B. Keefe

Richard Keefe_Boston Cremation

Richard B. Keefe, 58 of Attleboro MA, son of the late Richard H. Keefe and the late Teresa and Bill McDougall, passed away on Thursday May 12th surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved partner of Lisa Pinto and a loving brother to Kathleen Anderson, Maureen and Frank Pacheco, and Colleen and Frank Little. 

Rich was a graduate of Our Lady of Providence HS and attended the Johnson and Wales University Culinary Arts School. He was employed as a cook and Chef at restaurants in both Naples, Florida and Providence RI. Rich dearly loved his family and enjoyed great music, especially Elvis, golfing, Matunuck Beach, The Patriots, Law and Order, and of course cooking. 

Rich always embraced life even in the face of overwhelming challenges; never complaining and always grateful for every day God granted. 

Rich is also survived by his many nieces and nephews, all of whom he was immensely proud and loved dearly. He also leaves Lisa’s children Sean and Sarah and their grandson Owen who will dearly miss his doting and loving “APPA”.

Rich’s family would like to invite all to join a celebration of his life at the Elks Lodge, 887 South Main Street, Attleboro, MA on Saturday, May 21st from noon to 4PM.  

If you would like to make a donation in Richard’s memory, please do so through the American Cancer Society @ 


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10 Condolences

  1. kathleen anderson on May 14, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Fly high Richie and live it up!! You deserve that. I’ll always love you, my little bro
    Be Peaceful

    Forever, Kat

  2. Helen O'Malley on May 14, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    I’m so very sorry Lisa. Rich was one of the good guys; he never had a bad word to say about anyone and I’m very grateful for the times I spent talking to him. Rest in peace. God’s gotcha!

  3. Sandra Sweeney on May 14, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    You were the measure of a man Rich. You will be sorely missed.

  4. Joyce Lewis on May 15, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Prayers and blessings to those you left behind, Rich. I know you fought hard to stay with them as long as you could. May you live in their hearts forever and rest in a place of peace for all eternity.

  5. Nicole Palmer on May 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Sending big hugs.

  6. Emily Smith on May 15, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Sending love & light 🙏🏻

  7. John Connelly on May 16, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Keefe family and to all that knew and loved Richie.

  8. David Gould on May 20, 2022 at 7:36 am

    When loved ones leave us, they take a part of our hearts. Rich definitely took a huge part of mine. Sleep with the angels brother!

  9. John R Piche Jr on July 12, 2022 at 7:02 am

    Sorry Rich I just found out. Love you brother thanks for being part of my life.
    The Fellowship will miss you. God bless you 🙏

  10. Lisa McDougall Cardente on August 3, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    I just found out of Rich’s passing. Last we spoke, he was feeling positive that he could beat this. I’m so sorry to all his family. He is with his Mom, my Aunt Teesie and Uncle Billy. Rest in peace cousin.
    Lisa McDougall

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