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Joseph Patrick McKeown

Joseph Patrick McKeown
Joseph Patrick McKeown

Joseph Patrick McKeown, 82, passed away on May 9, 2024 at AdventHealth Hospital in Ocala, Florida. Joseph was born on October 2, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois to Lauretta McKeown (nèe Campbell) and Joseph Patrick McKeown.

He attended St. Brendan’s Elementary School and St. Ignatius High School. He served in the United States Army’s 3rd Special Forces Group during the Vietnam War and went on to work in sales and contracting for years. In 1970, Joe married Donna Lyons. Together, they enjoyed 46 years of marriage. He was an active and fierce bridge player. He served for years at the Moose Lodge in Antioch, Illinois. Joe always had a hearty laugh and a joke on hand. He was strong, proud, and always had sage advice – ready to share. He was quick to make friends and was always welcoming. He was a man who loved his family and friends with his whole heart.

Joseph is survived by his three children Dr. Caroline McKeown of San Diego (Dr. Robert Dutnall), Joseph Patrick McKeown, III of Elgin, Illinois (Sen. Cristina Castro), Jean McKeown Papagianis of Chicago, Illinois (Dr. Harry Papagianis), his sisters, Lauretta Connelly and Margaret Buckley, his grandchildren Elliot Dutnall, Emily Dutnall, Harry A Papagianis, III, and Molly Papagianis, and many many beloved nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Donna McKeown (nèe Lyons), his parents Joseph Patrick McKeown, Lauretta McKeown (nèe Campbell), his sisters Jean McDonald, Patricia Herbert, Mary Ellen Reiner, and brothers Daniel F. McKeown and William McKeown.