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Deborah A. Keeman

February 15, 1960 — February 25, 2024


Deborah A. Keeman

Deborah A. Keeman, age 64, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 25, 2024, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, surrounded by her loving family.  Born on February 15, 1960, she was the daughter of Richard and Nancy (Barten) Chagnot.  Deb spent her early years in Medfield, Massachusetts before her family settled in Walpole.  She graduated from Bishop Feehan High School in 1978 and continued her education at Saint Anselm College, earning a Bachelor's Degree in 1982.  Following her graduation, Deb began her career in the computer technology industry.

Deb married her beloved husband, David E. Keeman, in August 1985.  They initially made their home together in Holbrook, Massachusetts, before settling in East Walpole where they raised their two girls, Nicole and Kimberly. Deb continued her career in the technology industry, holding various VP titles spanning marketing, communications,

training and development.

While she worked hard, Deb always put the needs of her family first.  She was the source of constant support for her daughter's athletic endeavors, driving Nicole to her swim meets and Kimberly to her soccer games.  Deb even volunteered for many years with the Walpole Swim Team serving as an official. As her children grew up, Deb found her love for golf as a longtime member of the Walpole Country Club. 

More recently in 2018, Deb settled into her condo at Royal Crest in Walpole, enjoying the tranquil beauty of the grounds and golf course that surrounded her building.  In 2021, Deb relocated to the Pine Hills of Plymouth, where she could be closer to her family.

Beloved wife of the late David E. Keeman.

Loving mother of Nicole Marie Shirley and her husband, Rob, of Kingston and Kimberly Ann Keeman and her fiance, Joe Scaglione, of San Diego, California.

Cherished grandmother of Grace Elizabeth Shirley and Jackson Edward Shirley.

Devoted daughter of Nancy (Barten) Chagnot of Foxborough and the late Richard A. Chagnot.

Sister of Robert Chagnot and his wife, Roberta, of Alexandria, Virginia, Jackie Chagnot of Franklin, and Suzanne Chagnot and her husband, Rick Pescione, of Wrentham.

Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Deb's Life Celebration on Sunday, March 10th, 2024, from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole on Monday, March 11th, 2024, at 10:00 am.  Interment will take place at Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Deb's name may be made to Alzheimer's Association 309 Waverley Oaks Road Waltham, MA 02452, or by visiting

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Past Services

Life Celebration

Sunday, March 10, 2024

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home

48 Common St, Walpole, MA 02081

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, March 11, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Blessed Sacrament Church

10 Diamond St, Walpole, MA 02081

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