Dennis Keyes 63, of Branford passed away February 18, 2018 at Branford Hospice. He was born March 2, 1954 in New Haven to Joseph and Marguerite (Simons) Keyes. Dennis is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, MaryClaire Peach-Keyes, son, Edward Peach-Keyes of Branford, brothers, Daniel Keyes (Janice Natale) of East Haven, Paul Keyes (Elana) of Guilford, Gregory Keyes of East Haven, Stephen Keyes (Lorraine) of Northford and sister Margaret “Peggy” D’Amico (Michael Marchetti) of Bridgeport. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Ellen Peach of East Haven and Lauren Maddaloni of CA along with numerous nieces and nephews. Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, Burton Keyes, brother- in- law, Edward “Teddie” Peach Jr. and in-laws, Edward and Lorene (Hanley) Peach.
Dennis was a loving husband, father and honorable man. One of his proudest moments was watching his son Edward graduate from Quinnipiac University. He always gave a helpful hand to friends and family whenever needed. His kind and gentle spirit was often evident to those who met him. If you were having a difficult time, his sense of humor would brighten your outlook about life. His kind and gentle spirit will be missed by all those he came in contact with and will leave a void in their lives.
He was employed at Tradon Inc. of North Haven until his recent illness. He was a member of the Branford Elks and the Branford Gun Club. Earlier in his life he was an East Haven volunteer fire fighter and a member of the CT Governor’s Foot Guard.
We would like to offer special thanks to the staff at Smilow Cancer Center and Hospice of Branford for the expertise, kindness, and empathetic care.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 11AM until the time of service at 2PM in Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home (Clancy Funeral Home), 43 Kirkham Ave, East Haven. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford CT 06405 in memory of Dennis Keyes.