Joseph K. Keena, 89, of Whippany, passed away on Saturday October 4, 2014. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Joseph came to the United States when he was 2 years old. He has lived in Whiippany for most of his life.
Joseph owned and operated Keena Dental Lab out of Whippany home for many years, retiring 27 years ago. A Veteran of the US Navy, Joseph served during WWII. He was the recipient of distinguished expert awards for marksmanship from the gun club in Secaucus. He was also a member of the Police Auxiliary in Whippany. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Joseph was a parishioner at Our Lady of Mercy in Whippany, and more recently St. Ann’s in Parsippany.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10am at St. Ann;’s Church, 781 Smith Rd., Parsippany. Interment will follow at St. Vincent Martyr Cemetery, Madison. There will be a visitation on Tuesday from 7-9pm and on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Bradley Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd., Whippany. For more info, or to send condolences to the family, visit www.bradlyfuneralhomes.com
Joseph is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary A. (nee: Fischer); daughters Kathleen Kelly, MaryJo Scheck and Maureen Allen; grandchildren Eleanor Mulford, May Mary Milnes, Meghan Allen, and Jonathan Allen; and great grandchildren Nora, Ronin and Logan Mulford. Joseph is also survived by his brother John Keena.
Contributions in Joseph’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834.