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John Joseph McKeon, 88, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Barbara (Richmond) McKeon passed away Sunday (April 2, 2006) at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford, son of the late Richard and Anna Lavin McKeon, he had lived in Windsor for the past 59 years. He graduated from Hartford High School in 1936 and was employed at Colt Firearms, where he was a union supporter and helped organized the union during World War II. Some of his fondest memories were hitch-hiking and riding the rails across the country. John became Tax Collector in Windsor and served in that position for many years until his retirement. He was a Past President of the Hartford County Tax Collector's Association, Past President of the State Tax Collector's Association and long time editor of the State Tax Collector's newsletter. He also was the Windsor Town Treasurer for four years and a member of the Windsor Democratic Town Committee. He served as a Commissioner for Windsor Fire District and a member of the Windsor Historical Society. He was the Windsor Town Reporter for the Hartford Courant for many years. Jack was avid Yankees fan and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #11, Hartford. He loved Irish music and was an active reader and storyteller. A long-time communicant of St. Gabriel's Church in Windsor. He leaves three sons, Michael McKeon of Hartford, Richard and his wife, Dianne McKeon of Kensington, and William and his wife, Theresa McKeon of Windsor Locks; 11 grandchildren, and a great grandson. Besides his wife he was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Janet Goddard McKeon. The funeral will be held Friday, April 7, at 9:15 a.m. from the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. at St. Gabriels' Church in Windsor. Burial will be at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. His family will receive friends, Thursday 4-7 p.m. at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jack's memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.