Raymond “Ray” P. Keefe of Lowell, MA

1935 - 2023

US Veteran Army National Guard

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


July 27, 2023
12:00 Noon
St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, Lowell, MA

Raymond “Ray” P. Keefe, 88, passed away early Monday, July 24, 2023 at D’Youville Senior Care Center after a brief stay. He was married to Maureen (Dawson) Keefe with whom he had celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on April 29, 2023. Born in Lowell, MA, he was the son of the late John and Rose Marie (Ficca) Keefe.

Ray graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1953. After high school he proudly served with the Army National Guard Reserves for over 9 years. He is a graduate of Middlesex Community College where he earned an associates degree in Fire Science. Ray retired as a Lieutenant from the Lowell Fire Department after many years of service.

He was a faithful parishioner of St. Margaret of Scotland Parish and had a strong affinity to the Sacred Heart. Ray loved to golf and was a part of multiple local golf leagues. He also enjoyed watching baseball and football where he was an avid fan of the Red Sox and Patriots. In the later half of his life, Ray enjoyed his winters in Naples, FL.

Besides his wife he is survived by his son Daniel Keefe of Lowell, MA, and his two brothers; Robert Keefe of York Beach, ME, and Francis Keefe of Tyngsboro, MA. He was the brother of the late Joseph, Thomas, John, William Keefe, and Rosemary McMann.



Keefe, Raymond of Lowell, MA died July 24, 2023. Funeral Thursday July 27, 2023 12 Noon at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish in Lowell, MA followed by a funeral procession to St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury, MA for committal prayers. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com.

4 Condolences for Raymond “Ray” P. Keefe of Lowell, MA

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    Mary Mccabe


    Ray joined other Keefe family members as an enthusiastic volunteer for several years at Camp Fatima Exceptional Citizens’ Week, a summer camp for folks with special needs, familiar to many from Greater Lowell. He rocked his roles as an ugly stepsister in Cinderella, and as Sneezy, one of Snow White’s seven dwarfs. He embraced the selfless absurdity of everything we do for our magnificently special campers at EC Week. He was great fun to work with and we often thought of him. A unique guy….at “A Unique Week” …….All the best, Ray!

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    John@ Marygail Keefe


    Ray was a great uncle always helping other came to ec week a was in special programs .prays for the family. John @ Marygail

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    Stephen StPierre


    I was teamed up with Ray in a golf league tournament-and we won! Great golfer and even greater guy!

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    Mindy P


    Dan and family, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad! My heart goes out to you. May the memories you’ve made carry him with you forever! Hugs my friend!

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