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Celebrating the life of

Bert Francis Keene

December 22, 1942 - February 11, 2023

Bert Francis Keene

Bert Francis Keene was born in New York City on December 22, 1942 and grew up in and around Westchester County, where he met his wife, Evelyn, of 39 years.  After marrying Evelyn at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Yonkers, NY, Bert and Evelyn raised their two sons, Jim and Dennis, in Mahopac, NY, where he loved participating in his  sons’ sports and scouting activities. 

An avid practicing Catholic,  Bert was very active in the churches he attended including St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Mahopac, St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Richmond Hill, GA, and St. Frances Cabrini in Savannah, GA.  He worked for nearly thirty years in Tarrytown, New York, before moving to Savannah, Georgia, following retirement and the passing of his wife, Evelyn.  While living the last 17 years in Savannah, Bert combined his passion for fishing with a second career working in the fishing department of Bass Pro Shops/Outdoor World.  He enjoyed the leisurely work and helping fellow fishermen.  Bert was also a  Fourth Degree in the Knights of Columbus with Council 631 in Savannah and Council 10866 in Richmond Hill, Georgia.  One of his greatest pleasures was marching in Savannah’s renowned St. Patrick’s Day Parade as a flag bearer with the Knights. He routinely volunteered at local hospitals and always helped neighbors and friends with projects. He was well-known for being able to bring a smile to everyone he knew. 
Bert succumbed to issues related to Parkinson’s disease and spent his final year under the care of the wonderful staff at his memory care unit at The Social in Savannah. 

He is predeceased by his loving wife, and is survived by his two sons, daughters-in-law Leeann Keene and Leslie Keene, and his four grandchildren, Michael, Erin, Emily and Veronica. 

Visitation will be at Cargain Funeral Home in Mahopac, NY with a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. John the Evangelist in Mahopac, NY. Interment with his beloved wife will be held in Rose Hill Cemetery, Carmel, NY. 

In lieu of flowers, Bert requested a donation be made to St. Anne’s Catholic Church or St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.




I had the pleasure of spending time with Bert, He was a friend. a Brother Knight and he will be missed y us all. RIP


Sincere sympathy to the Keene family. We met Bert at St. Anne's Catholic Church where we ushered together. Bert was a fine gentleman, and we loved having conversation with him. He had a unique laugh, and a great personality. He will be missed. Rest in peace. Sincerely, Linda & Skip Von Waldner

- Linda C VonWaldner, Savannah, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.