David A. Keech

15 Apr

David A. Keech, 53, of Fall River, MA, died Wednesday April 8, 2009 after a long illness.

He was born in Newport, RI, the son of the late Leon J. Keech and Barbara A. (St. Thomas) Louistro of Newport and had lived in Fall River for 4 years.  He was formerly employed as a chef at the former Abraham Manchester’s.  Mr. Keech enjoyed Star Trek, Superman, cooking and his 2 cats.  Survivors include his mother, a brother (Michael C. Keech of Lucama, NC), two sisters (Karen Lavoie of Fall River and Debbie Keech of Middletown, RI) and one niece.  He was the brother of the late Daniel T. Keech (his twin).

David stood up as Best Man at my brother’s wedding in 1985 (or thereabouts).  They met while working at the Pier Restaurant in Newport, RI and maintained a very close friendship for close to 30 years.  David was a fabulous chef and I adored his lobster bisque.  A grande master of theatrics in the kitchen (and what chef worth his salt isn’t?), he was a shy, quiet and gentle man outside it.  He’ll be greatly missed by all who knew him.


My brother’s wedding reception (left to right):  Myself (none the worse for being in an itty-bitty accident on the way to the reception, followed by several thoughtfully consumed libations), David and Colleen.

6 Responses to “David A. Keech”

  1. DrowseyMonkey April 15, 2009 at 6:18 PM #

    This is a very lovely tribute. My condolences on your loss, he sounds like he was a great guy.

    • Faerie♥Kat April 15, 2009 at 6:26 PM #

      It’s a horrible and scary thought to think of my generation already
      beginning to “cross over.” I hope there’s one gigantic gap before the next

  2. Saje April 15, 2009 at 9:08 PM #

    I am sorry for your loss… my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    • Faerie♥Kat April 15, 2009 at 9:55 PM #

      Thank you for being so sweet. David was a gracious man and I believe he
      had a very full life. His end was difficult, which will only serve to make
      his new beginning that much more exciting to advance towards (although his
      religion would have him entering the pearly gates, and if that is still his
      will, I hope he obtains his desire–that could be a whole new discussion:
      If one believes in reincarnation, what does one believes happens to souls
      that don’t believe in reincarnation, but rather believe in an eternal
      life/reward in heaven? Not that this post is an appropriate forum–bad

  3. Nicole April 16, 2009 at 2:57 AM #

    So sorry 😦 for your loss.

    You’ll definitely have to make a separate post about the reincarnation and those who don’t believe in it, I would love to read your thoughts on that!


    • Faerie♥Kat April 16, 2009 at 10:09 AM #

      I definitely will! My “to do” box is over-flowing, so it may be awhile,
      but it’s an interesting subject, so I’m not likely to forget.

      Thanks so much, and hugz to you.


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