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Sean Patrick Keohane

July 21, 1989 ~ March 11, 2018 (age 28)

Sean Patrick Keohane, 28, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Sean was born in Holyoke on July 21, 1989, the son of Barbara (Ryan) Keohane and the late Thomas M. Keohane. Sean was a graduate of Sabis High School and received his Associates degree from Springfield Technical Community College. He worked at the CVS on St. James Avenue as a shift supervisor. Sean enjoyed snowboarding, tinkering on the computer, listening to music, attending concerts, and watching Netflix. In addition to his father he was also predeceased by his paternal grandfather Jeremiah Keohane and his maternal grandparents John P. Ryan and Elsie (Burke) Ryan. Sean is survived by his mother Barbara Keohane and his step-father Larry Fielding, a sister Cara Keohane and her husband Jonathan Torres and their daughter Ryleigh, a paternal grandmother Kathleen Keohane of Granby, MA. He also leaves many aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friend will gather and remember Sean on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 4-6p.m. at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield, MA, 01118. Followed by a Life Celebration Service at 6pm. Burial will be private. To my little brother. I never imagined losing my only sibling would be this hard, or that my heart could be this broken, or that I had this many tears to cry. I never thought I could feel this defeated. In fact, I never actually did imagine it because in my head I was never going to let this happen. The last six months have been so very scary for all of us, and the last three weeks have been the hardest three weeks of my life. I hope you know how hard I tried to fight for you and that you know, that I know, how hard you fought for yourself the last few weeks. When I went to pick your stuff up from the rehabilitation center last Saturday the nurse said to me "I know how much you meant to him, it was obvious he cared a lot about you" that was so very powerful for me. I will never understand why God chose you, why it was your time or why you had to fight so hard. What I do understand is that now I have another angel looking over me and my Ryleigh, and that whenever I close my eyes I can see a lot of our memories, we spent a lot of time together the last 6 months and I am so grateful for that. I know that when you got to the gates our father was there welcoming you with open arms and that’s the only thought that seems to get me by these days. It’s been a long week but we have already received news that you have been able to save 3 people’s lives with your organ donations. 3 lucky people have a part of you that I’m so glad we could share. Sean, you have no idea how much you will be missed here, watch over me always, I love you-Cara. Please visit www.byronkeenan.com for further information.

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