Harold Keene

Harold Linwood "Skip" Keene

Monday, August 10th, 1936 - Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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Harold “Skip” Linwood Keene, 83 years, a resident of Dayton, died Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Harold was born August 10, 1936 in Portland, ME, the son of Linwood E. and Leona L. (Cash) Keene.

Skip grew up in South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School. He served his country in the US Navy.

On July 1, 1972 he married Linda Brown and celebrated 48 wonderful years together raising their family.

He worked for 22 years at B&M as a maintenance man.

Skip was an avid fisherman and a devoted member of the Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church for 47 years. Skip enjoyed playing guitar and singing for his family. He was a devoted husband and the most wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather anyone could ask for. He was not fond of confusion and chaos, but would tolerate it with an abundance of patience. He had a kind word for everyone and was loved by all who knew him.

Harold was predeceased by his parents and by a brother, David K. Keene.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Linda (Brown) Keene of Dayton; his sister Lynda Reed; daughters Shannon, Heidi, Stacey and Donna and his sons, Jack, Don, Michael and Tom; 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held from 4-6PM on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church in Dayton. A private interment will be held at the Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Springvale.

Should friends desire, donations in Skip’s memory can be made to the ASPCA Tributes, 520 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018 or to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Bibber Memorial Chapel-Kennebunk
    67 Summer Street
    KENNEBUNK, ME 04043
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  • Service

    Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 10:30am
    Goodwins Mills Advent Christian Church
    498 Goodwins Mills Road
    Dayton, ME 04005
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    Pastor Russell Carle
  • Interment

    Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    83 Stanley Road
    SPRINGVALE, ME 04083
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Tom Burgess

Posted at 06:12pm
I wish I had more time with Skip. Even though he was my step father, we called him DAD. Even though he divorced our mom and remarried, we visited often and we still called him DAD. Even though I moved thousands of miles away, I called often and still called him DAD. I visited every time I visited Maine, I made sure to get at least one more hug.

I will miss you DAD.

Sherry proctor

Posted at 10:46am
I was very saddened when Tom informed me of Skips passing . I didn't know him well but I remember he and Linda always being kind and welcoming
He picked my baby and I up at the Portland airport on upon our return from California and drove us to my parents home in South Paris. I was and continue to be grateful for his kind and non judgmental soul . We need more people of his caliber in this world
My sympathies to skips entire family. Sherry " Burgess " Proct6

Mike & Lee Burgess

Posted at 08:46pm
When someone we love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
Our hearts go out to everyone during this time of sorrow.

Dawn kime

Posted at 11:33am
They call it fishing not catching for a reason. The stories that Skip told will last far long than the fish that we did and often didn't catch . Uncle Skip always had a humous word for the wise, if you were wise enough to listen. I was truly blessed to be a part of a few of these fishing trips. This one especially, I had my mom and both my uncles on the beach! Love Always and Forever- Dawn April

Tom Burgess Posted at 09:11pm

Hello Dawn, I would love to talk to you and your mom.

Donna and Tim Graffam

Posted at 05:23pm
On a venture.

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