Thomas “Tom” J. Keeley, 53, of Rochester, died at 1:23 p.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born June 17, 1958 in Springfield to T. Paul Keeley, Jr. and Nancy M. Richey Keeley.
His father and one nephew, Jeff Bensko preceded him in death. He is survived by his Mother, Nancy M. Keeley of Springfield; his beloved companion, Missy Barron of Rochester and their children, Ruel Dylan, Selby Jordan and Kelsey Celeste Barron; three sisters, Paula (Bob) Bensko of Springfield, Karen McVickers of Chatham and Linda (John) Kennedy of Glenarm; one brother, Michael (Cheryl) Keeley of St. Cloud, MN, four nieces, Ashley and Emily Bensko, Morgan Carroll and Sarah Kennedy; nine nephews, Jeremy & Josh Keeley, Ryan McVickers, Ian and Nathan Richardson, Shaun, Grant, Robert Keeley and Matt Bensko; one great nephew, Kalen Paul Keeley and several aunts and uncles.
Tom was of the Catholic faith, he enjoyed playing golf, cooking, especially on the grill and working in his yard. He was an avid Cardinal and Rams fan and was the best “Dad” cheerleader at his kids various sports events.
He was employed by Green Hyundai as a sales representative and had previously worked at Honda of Illinois for 20 years.
Visitation: 3:00-5:00 p.m., Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 13, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Monsignor John Ossola officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to an Education Fund for the children in care of Heartland Credit Union.